WYRD (AM)

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WYRD
WORD-WYRD(AM) ESPNUpstate logo.jpg
City Greenville, South Carolina
Broadcast area Greenville, South Carolina
Branding ESPN Upstate
Frequency 1330 kHz
Translator(s) 97.7 W249DL (Greenville)
Repeater(s) 93.7-3 WFBC-HD3
First air date 1933 (as WFBC)
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 34389
Transmitter coordinates 34°51′18.00″N 82°25′24.00″W / 34.8550000°N 82.4233333°W / 34.8550000; -82.4233333
Callsign meaning "Word" (Y substitutes for the O, used in sister station WORD)
Former callsigns WFBC (1933–1997)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website espnupstate.com

WYRD, known on-air as "ESPN Upstate", is a sports-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Greenville, SC, and broadcasts at 1330 kHz with an ERP of 5 kW unlimited non-directional daytime and 3-way directional at night. The programming on WORD is simultaneously broadcast on 950 AM Spartanburg and W246CV-FM 97.1 MHz, Spartanburg. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in Greenville.

Until their change in format from talk to sports on February 24, 2014,[1] News Radio WORD carried Russ and Lisa, Mike Gallagher, Coast to Coast AM, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Komando, Lars Larson, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity and Bob McLain.

History[edit]

On December 9, 1932, The Federal Radio Commission approved transferring the license for WFBC (the station's call letters at that time) from Virgil V. Evans to the Greensville News-Piedmont Company, at the time, WFBC operated on 1200 kHz with 50 W power.[2] On January 8, 1935, the Federal Communications Commission approved increasing the station's power to 5 KW.[3]

Years later, WFBC was known for its top-40 format, the call letters continue to be used by WFBC-FM. WYRD and WORD added 106.3 (now WYRD-FM) as an FM simulcast in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inside Radio". Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Newspaper Buys" (PDF). Broadcasting. December 15, 1932. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Increases in Day Power Are Given Six Stations" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 15, 1935. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 

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