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WBYU
City of license New Orleans, Louisiana
Broadcast area New Orleans metropolitan area
Branding AM 1450 WBYU
Slogan Radio Disney for New Orleans
Frequency 1450 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1970s
Format Childrens
ERP 1,000 W
Callsign meaning BaYoU
Former callsigns WTIX
WNPS
WWIW
Affiliations Radio Disney
Owner Disney/ABC Radio
Website RadioDisney.com

WBYU is the New Orleans, Louisiana affiliate of Radio Disney and is owned by the American Broadcasting Company's Radio Disney Group. The station broadcasts at 1450 kHz with 1 kW-Unlimited power.

History

AM 1450 was originally WTIX with a Classical format until the 1950s when it flipped to Top 40. By 1958 it moved to 690 and donated the 1450 signal to the city of New Orleans and became WNPS.

In the 1970s it returned to commercial status and became a Country outlet. By the late 1970s it switched to Adult Standards as WWIW (In 1988 they picked up the call letters of the former WBYU-FM to replace WWIW).

But by 2001 the Adult Standards format was not profitable and it was replaced by a brokered health talk format until 2003 when ABC bought the station and flipped it to its current format.

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