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City Decatur, Illinois
Branding 93.1 The Party
Slogan "Today's Hottest Music, 93.1 The Party!""
"Central Illinois' Party Station!"
"Central Illinois' Home for The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show!"
Frequency 93.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 93.5 W228CK (Decatur, Sports talk "The Game")
95.5 W238CH (Decatur, Urban AC "Magic 95.5")
98.1 W251BN (Decatur, Classic Country "Griz FM")
First air date 1991
Format FM/HD1: CHR/Top 40
HD2: Urban AC "Magic 95.5"
HD3: Classic Country "Griz FM"
HD4: Sports talk "The Game"
ERP 4,600 watts
HAAT 112 meters (367 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 71440
Owner Cromwell Radio Group
(The Cromwell Group, Inc. of Illinois)
Sister stations WEJT, WZNX, WZUS
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website decaturradio.com

WYDS (93.1 FM) is a Top 40/CHR-formatted station licensed in Decatur, Illinois, and is currently known on-air as "93.1 The Party." The station can be heard into Springfield, Illinois. Its main competitor is WSOY-FM, which also has a Top 40/CHR format.

Uniquely, the station has used all three available HD Radio subchannels to air different programming: HD2 as urban adult contemporary, HD3 as classic country, and HD4 as sports talk. The station owners apportioned translators to ensure that to the greatest extent possible, the population targeted and station coverage matched. HD radio supporters argue that this allows the owners to maximize revenue, by allowing all demographics to be targeted, not just those who would be listening to the original signal.[1]


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Coordinates: 39°47′10″N 88°59′28″W / 39.786°N 88.991°W / 39.786; -88.991