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WYBG logo.jpg
City Massena, New York
Frequency 1050 kHz
First air date August 18, 1958 (1958-08-18)[1]
Last air date June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)[2]
Format Defunct (formerly talk radio)
Power 1,000 watts day
66 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 70680
Transmitter coordinates 44°53′42.00″N 74°56′5.00″W / 44.8950000°N 74.9347222°W / 44.8950000; -74.9347222
Former callsigns WSTS (1958–1965)
Owner Wade Communications, Inc.

WYBG (1050 AM) was a radio station which broadcast a talk radio format. Licensed to Massena, New York, USA, the station was last owned by Wade Communications, Inc., a company locally owned by Curran and Dottie Wade.[2]

During nighttime hours, the station reduced its power to 66 watts to protect Toronto's CHUM and New York's WEPN.

The Wades had put WYBG up for sale; the station signed off for good on June 30, 2015, after 57 years on the air, when no one came forward to acquire the station. The station's license was to be cancelled by the end of July 2015 if no interested party came forward.[2] Wade Communications surrendered WYBG's license to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on August 28, 2015. The station's call sign was deleted from the FCC's database on September 2, 2015.


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-304. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Beckstead, Bob (July 1, 2015). "After 57 years on the air, WYBG radio signs off". Watertown Daily Times. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 

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