WSOY (AM)

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WSOY
City Decatur, Illinois
Broadcast area Macon County, Illinois
Branding News/Talk 1340 WSOY
Slogan The Voice of Decatur
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date 1925[1]
Format News Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning "The Soy City" (Decatur's nickname)
Affiliations Premiere Networks
Westwood One Network
Salem Radio Network
Owner Neuhoff Corp.
(Neuhoff Media Decatur, LLC)
Sister stations WCZQ, WDZ, WDZQ, WSOY-FM
Website www.wsoyam.com

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Programming[edit]

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.[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977
  2. ^ WSOY FCC.gov. Accessed May 10, 2010
  3. ^ Contact Us WSOY. Accessed May 10, 2010
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977
  5. ^ WSOY - Programs WSOY. Accessed May 10, 2010

Coordinates: 39°52′41″N 88°56′32″W / 39.87806°N 88.94222°W / 39.87806; -88.94222