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|City of license||Peoria, Illinois|
|Broadcast area||Peoria, Illinois|
|Slogan||Peoria's News and Talk Station|
|First air date||1927|
|Format||News / Talk|
|Power||5000 watts day/night
(2 towers day; 4 towers night)
|Affiliations||Fox News Radio|
(L&L Licensee, LLC)
|Sister stations||WNGY, WXCL|
The station started broadcasting in 1927. The call letters WMBD are associated with a local legend that President Theodore Roosevelt once described Grandview Drive, the location of the station's original studios, as "the World's Most Beautiful Drive." 
Though marketed as a news-talk station now, WMBD has traditionally been a full service station, broadcasting a variety of programs. Past announcers included Bob Carlton, Farmer Bill, Milton Budd, and John Williams, who is now at WGN (AM). The station always had strong agribusiness coverage, and for many years had a noon farm show, which has now moved to sister station WIRL. Colleen Callahan was the long-time agriculture news director. The station was a long-time CBS radio affiliate until 2001.
WMBD's on-air staff include Dan DiOrio, Greg Batton, and Scott Robbins. The station carries The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Glenn Beck Radio Program and is a radio affiliate of Fox News Radio. WMBD has broadcast Bradley University basketball games for over 60 years. Current Bradley announcer is Dave Snell who has been doing Bradley play-by-play for over 25 years. WMBD carried St. Louis Cardinals baseball games for many years until 2014. Those games are now on sister station WIRL.
WMBD (AM) is no longer co-owned with WMBD-TV channel 31; Midwest Television, who owned WMBD (AM), WPBG, and WMBD-TV for decades, divested itself of all its stations outside of San Diego in the 1990s, selling WMBD-TV to Nexstar Broadcasting and the radio stations to JMP Radio Group, a local division of Triad Broadcasting; Triad has since bought WIRL, WSWT, WXCL, and WDQX (now WNGY). Effective May 1, 2013, Triad sold WMBD and 29 other stations to L&L Broadcasting for $21 million. L&L was later merged into parent company Alpha Media in February 2014.
- 1470 WMBD — official site
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WMBD
- Radio-Locator Information on WMBD
- "WMBD on 100.3 translator". Illinois Airwaves's Message Board. 2011-03-14. — message thread about W262BY; includes comments from engineer