WBYU

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WBYU
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City of license New Orleans, Louisiana
Broadcast area New Orleans metropolitan area
Branding Radio Disney AM 1450
Slogan Your Music, Your Way
Frequency 1450 kHz
First air date 1970s
Last air date September 26, 2011
(License was cancelled on October 3, 2012)
Format Defunct
(formerly Children's/CHR)
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 20347
Callsign meaning BaYoU
Former callsigns WTIX
WNPS
WWIW
Affiliations Radio Disney (2003-2011)
Owner ABC, Inc. (Disney)
(Radio Disney Group, LLC)
Website www.radiodisney.com

WBYU (1450 AM) was a radio station licensed in New Orleans, Louisiana and served in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The station was owned by The Walt Disney Company and featured programing from Radio Disney (2003-2011).

History[edit]

AM 1450 was originally WTIX with a Classical format until the 1950s when it flipped to Top 40. By 1958, it moved to 690 and donated the 1450 signal to the city of New Orleans and became WNPS.

In the 1970s, it returned to commercial status and became a Country outlet. By the late 1970s, it switched to Adult standards as WWIW (in 1988 they picked up the call letters of the former WBYU-FM to replace WWIW).

But by 2001, the Adult Standards format was not profitable and it was replaced by a brokered health talk format until 2003 when the ABC, Inc. bought the station in 2002[1] and flipped it to Radio Disney.

On September 26, 2011, WBYU went silent as ABC sought a buyer for the station.[2]

On September 27, 2012, ABC surrendered WBYU's license to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[3] The FCC cancelled the station's license and deleted the WBYU call sign from their database on October 3, 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 16, 2002. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Scanlan, Lisa A. (December 5, 2011). "WBYU(AM), New Orleans, LA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Artim, David N. (September 27, 2012). "Notification of Discontinued Operation - WBYU". ABC, Inc. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ FCC status page for WBYU

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°57′49″N 90°06′34″W / 29.96361°N 90.10944°W / 29.96361; -90.10944