WHBY (1150 AM, "Newstalk 1150") is a News/Talk formatted radio station licensed to Kimberly, Wisconsin, that serves the Green Bay and Appleton-Oshkosh areas. The station is owned by Woodward Communications and features programming from CBS Radio, Premiere Radio, Compass Media Network and Westwood One.[2] WHBY's studios and microwave transmitter are located on East College Avenue in Appleton.[3] Its 6-antenna broadcast transmission array is located in the Town of Vinland, on Wisconsin Highway 76.

WHBY logo
CityKimberly, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaGreen Bay-Appleton-Oshkosh
BrandingNewstalk 1150
SloganVoice of the Fox Cites, Real. Local. Radio.
Translator(s)103.5 W278AU (Appleton)
106.3 W292FA (Oshkosh)
106.3 W292DR (Wrightstown)
First air dateApril 5, 1925
Power20,000 watts (day)
25,000 watts (night)
83 watts (day and night on auxiliary backup)
Facility ID73660
Callsign meaningWhere Happy Boys Yodel[1]
Former frequencies1200 kHz (1925-1941)
1230 kHz (1941-1991)
AffiliationsCBS Radio, Westwood One
OwnerWoodward Communications, Inc.
WebcastListen Live!


WHBY first broadcast on April 5, 1925, with two test programs: a morning sermon, and evening musical entertainment, on 1200 kHz. Regular weekly programming began on April 8. WHBY's license allowed it to broadcast at all hours, initially at 100 watts of power.[4]

WHBY stayed at 1200 kHz after the implementation of General Order 40 in 1928 (designated as a Local station and keeping 100 watts of transmission power), but was moved to 1230 kHz with the implementation of the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement on March 29, 1941.

Move to 1150 kHz

On September 16, 1991, the staff of both WHBY and WYNE (AM 1150) were informed that Woodward Communications, parent of WHBY, would be purchasing WYNE from Fox Valley Broadcasting, Inc. for a price of $965,000. The purchase would allow WHBY to move from 1230 kHz, and to increase its broadcast power from 1000 to 5000 watts, using WYNE's existing transmission equipment. The sale allowed WHBY to join WNAM as the only other Fox Valley AM radio market station broadcasting with 5000 watts of power at that time.[5]

The purchase was approved by the FCC as part of a larger initiative to reduce the number of AM radio stations competing for signal strength, and the cutover (which moved WHBY to 1150 kHz and ended the existence of WYNE) occurred at 7:45 AM, December 19, 1991.[6]

New transmitter facility

In 2004, WHBY applied to build a new six tower site on what was then U.S. Route 45 (and today is Wisconsin Highway 76) in the Town of Vinland. The new antenna array allowed the station to increase its power further, to 20,000 watts (daytime) and 25,000 watts (nighttime).[3]

FM translator stations

In November 2016, WHBY added its first FM translator W278AU, servicing Appleton on 103.5 MHz. In November 2017, two more translators were added, both at 106.3 MHz; W292FA servicing Oshkosh and W292DR servicing De Pere and southern sections of Brown County.


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Studios of WHBY and Woodward Communications

WHBY features local news and talk programming weekdays, as well as syndicated programming like Coast to Coast AM, and The Dave Ramsey Show, and The Tech Guy. Sports broadcasts include Westwood One NFL and NCAA broadcasts, Milwaukee Brewers baseball as well as University of Wisconsin–Madison basketball and football and local high school sports.

Syndicated programs


  1. ^ "The WBAY Building".
  2. ^ "WHBY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (2006-04-07). "Towers from the North Country: The Big Trip, 2005; Part IX: Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and the Fox Cities".
  4. ^ "St. Norbert's Goes On Air For First Time Sunday A.M." Green Bay Press-Gazette. 1925-04-04. p. 13. Retrieved 2018-05-22 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Richards, Tom (1991-09-17). "WHBY to take over WYNE". The Post-Crescent. pp. A1, A5. Retrieved 2018-05-21 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Gerds, Warren (1991-12-21). "Area's favorite TV shows lost viewers in '91". Green Bay Press-Gazette. p. D2. Retrieved 2018-05-21 – via Newspapers.com.

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1150 AM

The following radio stations broadcast on AM frequency 1150 kHz: 1150 AM is a Regional broadcast frequency, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Jerry Golden

Jerome Edward Golden (February 8, 1923 - January 8, 2003) was a 35-year broadcaster who reported shots fired at President John Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas, Texas while broadcasting for ABC Radio over WLS in Chicago, Illinois.

A Chicago native, he served in the Marines at the Tarawa atoll in 1943. By 1946 he was at WHBY in Appleton, Wisconsin, and soon worked as program director at WLIP in Kenosha, Wisconsin. By 1957 he worked in Chicago at WBBM, then at WLS in 1959, and at WGN in 1970 from where he retired in 1981. He was a ten-year board member of AFTRA, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Jonathon Brandmeier

Jonathon "Johnny B" Brandmeier (born July 15, 1956) is a Chicago radio personality and musician.


KDWN (720 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Las Vegas, Nevada, and owned by the Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. The station pronounces its call letters as "K-Dawn." The station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while it transmits from a three-tower facility on Galleria Drive in Henderson. Programming is simulcast on 250 watt FM translator station K267CS at 101.5 MHz.KDWN airs a talk radio format. It runs several nationally syndicated conservative talk hosts, along with local shows, most of which are brokered programming. National hosts include Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin. Other hours are devoted to money, health, real estate and sports. In most cases, the local hosts pay for their time on the air, and are permitted to run their own advertising. Most hours on weekdays begin with world and national news from Westwood One News. A local staff provides Nevada news, weather and traffic. KDWN also has a local news alliance with Channel 8 KLAS-TV, the CBS-TV Network affiliate in Las Vegas.

KDWN broadcasts full-time with 50,000 watts, the highest power permitted for commercial AM stations in the U.S. A single tower is used during the day, beaming a non-directional signal that covers large slices of Nevada, California, Arizona and Utah. But because AM 720 is a clear-channel frequency reserved for Class A WGN in Chicago, KDWN must adjust its coverage at night. During this time, power is fed to all three towers in a directional pattern, nulled away from the East. Even with this restriction, its nighttime signal can be heard throughout most of the Western United States, north into Canada and south into Mexico. KDWN broadcasts in the HD radio format.

List of radio stations in Wisconsin

The following is a list of FCC-licensed radio stations in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, which can be sorted by their call signs, frequencies, cities of license, licensees, and programming formats.

Mile of Music

Mile of Music (also known as MoM or The Mile) is an annual Americana and Roots music festival located in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin. Started in 2013, the four-day festival runs Thursday through Sunday and is a collaborative community event with support from nearly 50 business and community sponsors as well as 400 volunteers. The festival concept was created by long-time community advocate and marketing executive Dave Willems and his team at Willems Marketing, Inc., located in downtown. Willems recruited then Nashville-based touring artist and Appleton hometowner Cory Chisel to join the founding team along with Willems' staff at his marketing firm, which specializes in community and non-profit projects.

The festival features original, handcrafted Americana music of varying styles – folk and indie rock to soul, alternative and country – with on average 225+ performers and nearly 1000 total performances. Its focus is on showcasing largely undiscovered, touring troubadours and bands with the mantra, "artists you may not know but should." The festival is "cover-free", meaning no cover songs and no cover charges. Almost every show at the festival is free to the public.

The festival's success over the years has benefited the local community, through significant creative economy impact as well as local youth music education and other scholarships.The festival has spawned its own beer, the Americana Pale Ale by Stone Arch Brew House, a local brewery in the area.

Orion Samuelson

Orion Samuelson ( OR-ee-ən; born March 31, 1934) is an American broadcaster, most widely known for hosting U.S. Farm Report. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.

Packers Radio Network

The Packers Radio Network is a broadcast radio network and the official radio broadcaster of the Green Bay Packers football team. The network's flagship is the Good Karma Brands's WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which has broadcast the games since November 24, 1929, and was the former flagship station of Journal Communications until the E. W. Scripps Company and Journal completed their broadcast merger and publishing spin-off on April 1, 2015 (Good Karma took over WTMJ's operations on November 1, 2018 upon Scripps' second withdrawal from radio). This is one of the few arrangements where a team's flagship radio station is not based in their home market and the local station serves as a network affiliate only, as WTMJ's signal to Green Bay and most of Wisconsin's population centers is city-grade; the rights for Packers games in the Green Bay area have bounced between Midwest Communications and Cumulus Media throughout the last few years, while stations carrying the games owned by Woodward Communications which nominally serve the Fox Cities exclusively have equally heavy listenership in Green Bay.

An internal Part 15 radio station featuring the Packers Radio Network play-by-play, along with public address and scoreboard announcements, serves the area surrounding Lambeau Field during Packers home games to provide the game call to those in attendance without the delay experienced by the uploading of the network feed via satellite. The feed is on a non-standard FM frequency which requires purchase of a special radio tuner from the team's pro shop to listen to that signal clearly, though it is audible with cross-channel interference from Wisconsin Public Radio's WPNE at 87.5 FM on regular tuners.

The Green Bay stations designated below in the table are considered additional "primary" stations in the network. This designation only truly comes to use in the later stages of the NFL Playoffs if the Packers make it to the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl, where those primary stations can carry the Packers Radio Network local call. All other network stations, including those licensed to communities in the Fox Cities, must carry the national Westwood One call instead in line with NFL rules.

In situations where Milwaukee Brewers baseball playoff games conflict with Packers games (WTMJ and Good Karma Brands also originate that team's broadcasts as the Brewers Radio Network) in September and October, WTMJ's FM sister station WKTI (94.5) originates the games in Milwaukee, with other stations in the Packers Radio Network making their own determinations about carriage of both games depending on whether they have a sister station to broadcast both games. WTMJ is simulcast on HD Radio over WKTI-HD2, in addition to the main AM signal's HD broadcast. Despite the NFL's Game Pass service nominally restricting WTMJ from streaming PRN coverage over the Internet, the station has streamed the team's games since the 2011 season, outside playoff games, though the streaming has been limited to desktop computers as of the 2015 NFL season due to both the new Game Pass package and TuneIn's premium service holding streaming rights for NFL play-by-play on mobile devices.

Its primary programming consists of broadcasts of Packer home and away games to a network of 56 stations in Wisconsin, the U.P., Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota, along with a two-hour pre-game show and three-hour postgame show which allows listeners to call, email, or text in a sports talk format about the finished game. Wayne Larrivee has been the play-by-play announcer since 1999, while former Packer center Larry McCarren has worked as the color commentator since 1995. Both Larrivee and McCarren contribute to the team's television programs, in addition to work with WTMJ's television sister station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee and WGBA-TV in Green Bay, where McCarren was sports director from 2013 until 2015 when he began to focus exclusively on his Packers network duties.

Though its broadcasts began in 1929, WTMJ did not begin paying the Packers for broadcast rights until 1943; it paid the team $7500 to broadcast the season. In the early 1930s, there was no exclusive right given to broadcast games, and WHBY, then based in Green Bay, often sent its own announcers to call the game. From 1933 to 1936, three additional stations carried WTMJ's radio broadcasts of Packer games: WLBL in Stevens Point (a non-commercial station owned by the state commerce department decades before the creation of Wisconsin Public Radio), WTAQ in Green Bay and WKBH in La Crosse. WSAW in Wausau and WJMS in Ironwood, Michigan started carrying the feed in 1937.

Penny Bernard Schaber

Penny Bernard Schaber is a member of Democratic Party, and former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 57th Assembly District from 2009 to 2015.

Telegraph Herald

The Telegraph Herald, locally referred to as the TH, is a daily newspaper published in Dubuque, Iowa, for the population of Dubuque and surrounding areas in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The newspaper is the result of a 1901 merger of the Dubuque Herald and the Dubuque Telegraph. A descendant of the Dubuque Visitor (founded in 1836), the Dubuque Herald's earliest editor was Dennis Mahony.The Telegraph was founded in 1870, and before merging with the Herald had absorbed eight local publications. John S. Murphy was the editor and publisher of the Telegraph at the time of its merger until his death in March 1902. He was a prominent Democratic leader, and editorialized at the time of the merger that "politically and economically the policy

of the Telegraph-Herald will be a continuation of that of the Telegraph."His son and successor as editor from 1902 to 1914, Richard Louis Murphy, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932. The paper is published by Woodward Communications, which is also based in Dubuque. The current editor of the paper is Amy Gilligan, and the current publisher is Steve Fisher.


WAPL (105.7 FM) is a classic rock formatted radio station licensed to Appleton, Wisconsin, that serves the Green Bay and Appleton-Oshkosh areas. The station is owned by Woodward Communications, and has studios on College Avenue in Appleton, with transmitting facilities located near the WGBA Tower west of unincorporated Shirley in the Town of Glenmore in southeastern Brown County.


WBAY-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 23), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by Gray Television. WBAY-TV's studios are located on South Jefferson Street in downtown Green Bay (across from the historic Brown County Courthouse), and its transmitter is located in Ledgeview (shared with the transmitters of Wisconsin Public Television station WPNE-TV and Wisconsin Public Radio station WPNE (89.3 FM)).


WKSZ (95.9 FM, "Kiss FM") is a Top 40/CHR radio station licensed to De Pere, Wisconsin, serving Green Bay and Appleton-Oshkosh and owned by Woodward Communications. WKSZ's studios are located on College Avenue in Appleton, while its transmitter is located near Shirley in the Town of Glenmore.


WKZG (104.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Seymour, Wisconsin and serving the Fox Cities and Northeast Wisconsin. Owned and operated by Woodward Communications, WKZG airs an adult hits format. WKZG's studios are located on College Avenue in Appleton, while its transmitter is located in Seymour.


WKZY (92.9 FM) is an American radio station, licensed to Chilton, Wisconsin, and transmitting from the Lake Winnebago community of Stockbridge to provide a city-grade signal to both Oshkosh and the Fox Cities. The station is owned and operated by Woodward Communications, and has simulcasted the Top 40/CHR format of sister station WKSZ since February 15, 2016. WKZY's studios are located on College Avenue in Appleton.


WSCO (95.3 FM & AM 1570 The Score) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to Appleton, Wisconsin, the station serves the Appleton-Oshkosh area. The station is currently owned by Woodward Communications, Inc. and features local, state, and National Programming. WSCO is also heard on translator W237AA 95.3 FM (MHz) in Appleton. WSCO's studios are located on College Avenue in Appleton, while its AM transmitter is located in Menasha.

The station signed on in 1952 as WAPL. The call letters were changed to WVMS on October 4, 1978. On September 1, 1985, the station changed its call sign to WRJQ and to the current WSCO on January 31, 2002.


WTAQ (1360 AM) and WTAQ-FM (97.5 FM) are conservative news/talk-formatted radio stations, licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin (AM) and Glenmore, Wisconsin (FM), that serve the Green Bay and Appleton-Oshkosh areas. The stations are owned by Midwest Communications.

WTAQ's studios and newsroom are located on Bellevue St. in the Green Bay suburb of Bellevue. The station's AM transmitter is located on Lost Dauphin Road, near the Fox River in De Pere. WTAQ-FM's transmitter is located at the former WFRV-TV analog transmitter site on Scray's Hill, also in De Pere.


WYNE may refer to:

WYNE-LP, a low-power radio station (95.9 FM) licensed to serve Wayne, New Jersey, United States

WZTE, a radio station (1530 AM) licensed to serve North East, Pennsylvania, United States, which held the call sign WYNE from 2004 to 2013

WHBY, a radio station (1150 AM) licensed to serve Kimberly, Wisconsin, United States, which held the call sign WYNE until 1992

Wyne, a clan of Jat tribe in Pakistan


WZOR (94.7 FM) is a commercial radio station serving the Green Bay, Fox Cities and lakeshore areas of Northeastern Wisconsin. The station is licensed to the Manitowoc County community of Mishicot, Wisconsin, and airs an active rock music format as "Razor 94-7." WZOR's studios are located on College Avenue in Appleton, while its transmitter is located near Denmark.

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