|City||Owego, New York|
|Broadcast area||Greater Binghamton|
|Branding||Your Hometown Station WEBO|
|Slogan||More Music, More Variety|
|Translator(s)||98.5 W253CH (Owego)|
101.3 W267BQ (Candor)
105.1 W286CS (Waverly)
107.9 W300BV (Endicott)
|First air date||July 27, 1957|
|Format||Full-service (AC/News Hybrid)|
|Power||5,000 watts daytime|
36 watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||Woody Erdman Broadcast Organization|
|Affiliations||CBS News, Motor Racing Network, Performance Racing Network|
|Owner||Dave Radigan and family |
(Radigan Broadcasting Group, LLC)
|Webcast||WEBO Listen Live Stream|
WEBO is an AM radio station licensed to Owego, New York. WEBO is also rebroadcast on FM translators 98.5 (W253CH Owego), 101.3 (W267BQ Candor), 105.1 (W286CS Waverly) and 107.9 MHz (W300BV Endicott).
The station was purchased by the Radigan family from the Tioga Theater in May of 2006 without a permanent transmitter site. Studios and offices were established at 57 North Avenue in the village of Owego. Land was purchased to build a new AM tower which was erected in 2007. The radio station's studio and transmitter facilities were completely overhauled.
The station runs an adult contemporary format with music from the 1980's, 90's and Now with CBS Radio Network and AccuWeather operating on 1330 kHz as well as 4 FM translators. The station is owned by the Radigan Broadcasting Group, LLC, which is a Radigan family partnership; Dave Radigan is the station's managing partner.
The station also broadcasts all NASCAR races through affiliations with Motor Racing Network (MRN) and the Performance Racing Network (PRN). The station also has a local news and sports bureau serving Tioga County and the Triple Cities of Endicott, Johnson City, and Binghamton. High School football, basketball, baseball, and softball are covered.
Syracuse University football and basketball has been broadcast since 2009.
WEBO provided six continuous hours of live coverage of the American Civic Association Binghamton shootings on April 3, 2009.
WEBO was flooded out of its 57 North Avenue studios in the village of Owego during Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. Despite this, the station managed to come back on the air 4 hours later from a camper at the station's AM tower site where it broadcast from, using generators, for a week. Afterwards, the station moved into the living room of the station's general manager Dave Radigan, for approximately 3 months. WEBO returned to its longtime home of downtown Owego on 11/11/2011 from new studios at 60 North Avenue, which remained under construction until December 2011.
WEBO also provided continuous coverage during the Flood of 2006, but was unaffected.
The was station originally granted an FCC license in 1958. WEBO broadcasts twenty-four hours per day.
WEBO streams its programming on the Internet.
- Shay, Jack Edward (2012). Bygone Binghamton: Remembering People and Places of the Past Volume Two. AuthorHouse. p. 82. ISBN 9781467065061.
- WEBO Official Web site
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WEBO
- Radio-Locator Information on WEBO
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WEBO
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W253CH
- Radio-Locator information on W253CH
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W267BQ
- Radio-Locator information on W267BQ
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W286CS
- Radio-Locator information on W286CS
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W300BV
- Radio-Locator information on W300BV