|Broadcast area||Macon County, Illinois|
|Branding||News/Talk 1340 WSOY|
|Slogan||The Voice of Decatur|
|First air date||1925|
|Callsign meaning||"The Soy City" (Decatur's nickname)|
Westwood One Network
Salem Radio Network
(Neuhoff Media Decatur, LLC)
|Sister stations||WCZQ, WDZ, WDZQ, WSOY-FM|
WSOY (1340 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a news talk format. Licensed to Decatur, Illinois, the station is owned by Neuhoff Corp., through licensee Neuhoff Media Decatur, LLC. Neuhoff owns four other local radio stations, WCZQ, WDZ, WDZQ and WSOY-FM. Studios and offices are located on North Water Street and the transmitter is near St. Louis Bridge Road, sharing the same tower as WDZ. WSOY operates at 1000 watts, day and night.
The call letters "WSOY" refer to Decatur's nickname as "The Soy City," with soybeans a major agricultural crop in the region. The station is one of the oldest in Central Illinois, going on the air in 1925.
WSOY airs both local programming and nationally syndicated shows. Weekdays begin at 5 a.m. with America in The Morning followed by an agricultural show, R.F.D. Illinois at 5:30. At 6 a.m., it's the long-running wake-up show Byers & Company with host Brian Byers. At 9 a.m., it's Laura Ingraham, followed at 11 a.m. by Rush Limbaugh. Sean Hannity airs at 2 p.m. Mike Gallagher is broadcast at 6 p.m. followed by Jim Bohannon at 9 p.m. Overnight, WSOY carries Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
- WSOY's website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WSOY
- Radio-Locator Information on WSOY
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WSOY
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