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City of license Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Branding Alive AM 1160
Slogan "Life Changing Radio"
Frequency 1160 kHz
Format Contemporary Inspirational
Power 4,000 watts day
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 69688
Transmitter coordinates 40°49′3.00″N 75°41′31.00″W / 40.8175°N 75.69194°W / 40.8175; -75.69194
Former callsigns WYNS ( -2005)
Affiliations Salem Communications
Owner Nassau Broadcasting Partners
(Nassau Broadcasting II, LLC)
Sister stations WCHR, WTTM, WPST

WBYN (1160 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA. The station is owned by Nassau Broadcasting Partners.

It broadcasts a Contemporary Inspirational format and features programming from Salem Communications.[1] The station runs a wide array of Christian programs ranging from local church services to national political religious features to national radio preachers and teachers. The station also plays a moderate amount of inspirational music.


The station had always been religious since its inception. The original calls were WYNS. The station was sold to Nassau Broadcasting Partners in 2003. In 2005, WBYN, a co-located Christian FM station was leased in an LMA to Nassau, with plans to eventually purchase that FM station. The call letters were changed to the current WBYN on September 25, 2005, when the station started simulcasting WBYN-FM. The simulcast continued until the winter of 2006 when the FM station changed formats to an Adult Rock Hits format called Frank FM and call signs to WFKB. WBYN's religious format remained on AM 1160 and on WFKB-FM HD-2. Nassau continued to manage WFKB with plans to buy that. After being unable to negotiate a purchase of WFKB or extend the LMA, WDAC Radio took back operations of WFKB on March 15, 2009. On March 31, 2009, WFKB dropped the Adult Rock Hits format, reverted to a religious format, and reverted to WBYN-FM calls.

The religious format on WBYN-FM, while similar to WBYN, is different programming. WBYN-FM focuses more on national features, plays more music, while WBYN-AM focuses more on talk and teaching, with some shows coming from Salem Media. Some shows overlap but the stations are no longer co-owned. WBYN 1160 is still owned by Nassau and is programmed from Princeton, New Jersey much of the same content as co-owned WCHR.


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