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WYOO (defunct)

BrandingU100/Super U100
Broadcast areaMinneapolis-St. Paul
CityRichfield, Minnesota
Frequency980 kHz 101.3 MHz
History
Call sign meaningYOO= U (U 100)
First air dateOctober 18, 1949 (AM) August 1959 (FM)
Former call signsWPBC (1949-1972) WPBC-FM (1960s-1972) WRAH (1972-1973)
Last air dateSeptember 15, 1976
Ownership
OwnerPeople's Broadcasting Company, Fairchild Industries
Programming
FormatDefunct (was Commercial ; Top 40 )
SloganRight On Super U!

After two years of wrangling and obtaining start-up funds, WPBC officially signed on air on October 18 1949. Station was owned by People's Broadcasting Company, founded by former WCCO announcer Bill Stewart and his wife Becky Ann. In contrast to WCCO and KSTP, WPBC carry no network programming, and was live and local all day. Station in the early years played a variety of middle of road pop music and standards, and was even considered an innovator in the concept of singing jingles. Stewarts take rather conservative approach in programming station. They shy away from the likes of Elvis Presley and most early rock and roll music, which they describe as junky music with morally degrading lyrics. Their philosophy extends to commercials as well, to the point that they reject advertising from beer and tobacco companies. Allegedly, Stewarts would go so far as to use the sharp end of the compass to scratch away grooves of tracks on albums that didn't meet their standards of nice music, in order to prevent rebellious DJs from playing them. As they were limited by their then-daytime only license at 980 AM, they started up WPBC-FM at 101. 3 MHz in August 1959, simulcasting AM station. Advertising sales for stations were in comparison to competition, and managing both stations became a burden for couple, so Stewarts sold the station in 1972 to Fairchild Industries for 1. 5 million. Fairchild subsequently dismissed entire staff and overhauled both stations. On November 3 1972, AM station was relaunched as WYOO, picking up the oldies format. A few days later, WPBC-FM became WRAH and the program automated album-oriented rock format. When the oldies format of WYOO started to slide in ratings, more MOR music was add, but ratings slid even further. Fairchild contemplate selling station. The general manager and program director, both hired from established Top 40 station KDWB, felt major changes needed to be make.

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WYOO is a commercial Radio Station located in Springfield, Florida, Broadcasting to Panama City, Florida, area. WYOO airs Talk Radio programming. WYOO began broadcasting on December 1 1993 on 101. 3 MHz as an extension of WLTG, and was branded as such. The station's frequency was changed to 101. 1 MHz in December 1996. Styles Media purchased WYOO in 1996. At that time, Station was operating in a small room on the second floor of Nationwide Fitness Building. The station was moved into its current building on 23 street which also houses two other radio stations. Talk Radio was operating on low power and the signal was carried by telephone line in mono. Sales people had to work out of their cars. There was no office. Styles Media applied to the Federal Communications Commission and received approval to upgrade the signal. WYOO buy a new transmitter, build a new tower and studio and add new programming. In August 1998, live Morning show was put on air, and the Station carried a live simulcast of Channel 7 at that time from 5 to 5: 30 pm. Talk Radio 101 was nominated for Talk Station of the Year that year and also had record ratings and revenue. In February 2000, Radio Station was sold to NextMedia, company from Colorado. Under branding of 101. 1 FM / Buzz, format was changed from a conservative one to a liberal / hot Talk format. Shows like Liz Wilde, Tom Leykis, and Bob and Sherri were brought in, and conservative shows that Styles Media had were cancel. Ratings plummet. NextMedia eventually sought to revamp the schedule again. It hired a new program director and morning show host, Doc Washburn. He quickly added several popular talk shows to the lineup, dropping G. Gordon Liddy in favor of Mike Gallagher and adding Clark Howard and Sean Hannity to the lineup. Michael Savage had already been put on WYOO when Washburn took over. Washburn was eventually able to talk Station management into adding Neal Boortz to the lineup. In June 2002, NextMedia, decided to sell WYOO and its sister stations and offer them back to Styles Media. In April 2003, style media management dumped the first two hours of the Clark Howard show for Bill o'reilly. In December 2003, Washburn talked management into replacing Mike Gallagher with Glenn Beck. In September 2004, Morning show host Doc Washburn disappeared from the airwaves after spending 3 years developing audience. Eventually, long-time DJ Rob Stark took over the morning show on WYOO. No public mention was ever made explaining the change. Stark lasted 7 months and was replaced by Attack Machine from Gainesville, FL. Stark eventually wound up hosting the morning show of country Station WAKT across town. In December 2006, Attack Machine moved their show to Birmingham at WYDE. Call sign has previously been used for AM / FM simulcast call u100 that existed from 1974 to 1976 in Minneapolis-.

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