WSOY-FM

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WSOY-FM
WSOY Y103 logo.png
CityDecatur, Illinois
Broadcast areaDecatur, Illinois
BrandingY103
Frequency102.9 MHz
First air date1940s[1]
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
ERP54,000 watts[2][1]
HAAT135 meters (443 ft)[2][1]
ClassB[2]
Facility ID36951[2][1]
Transmitter coordinates39°52′41″N 88°56′32″W / 39.87806°N 88.94222°W / 39.87806; -88.94222[1]
Callsign meaningfrom WSOY (AM)
Former frequencies102.1 MHz (1949–1960)[3]
OwnerNeuhoff Corp.[2]
(Neuhoff Media Decatur, LLC)
Sister stationsWSOY (AM); WCZQ; WDZ (AM); WDZQ
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.nowdecatur.com/y103/

WSOY-FM (102.9 FM) is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station licensed to Decatur, Illinois. This station is called "Y103". The callsign is from its sister station, WSOY (AM), a reference to Decatur's role in the soybean industry.[4]

History[edit]

WSOY-FM first received a construction permit on October 7, 1946, designating its frequency as 98.7 MHz, and later as 102.1 MHz, and received its full license on February 2, 1949, at 31.2 kilowatts, also on 102.1 MHz.[3] The switch to 102.9 MHz received a construction permit in August 1959 and license on May 31, 1960. The increase to 54 kilowatts received its construction permit in May 1961 and license on September 7, 1961.[3]

The station was mostly automated formats in the 1960s and 1970s: first a country format, and afterwards beautiful music.[5]

WSOY-FM adopted rock-and-roll formats and name "Y-103" in the early 1980s, but remained on automation until 2000.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FCC FM Query Results for WSOY-FM. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e "WSOY-FM". FCCInfo.com. Manassas, Virginia: Cavell Mertz & Associates, Inc. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
  3. ^ a b c "WSOY-FM history cards". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  4. ^ "100 Reasons: WAND, WSOY precursors were Decatur broadcast pioneers". Herald & Review. Decatur, Illinois. October 6, 2017. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  5. ^ a b Quick, Doug. "Select Area Radio Stations". Doug Quick On Line. Retrieved 2019-07-21. Older non-JavaScript version at Quick, Doug. "Area CHR Radio History". Doug Quick Online. Archived from the original on 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2019-07-21.

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