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WSDZ

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City of license Belleville, Illinois
Broadcast area Greater St. Louis
Branding Radio Disney AM 1260
Frequency 1260 kHz AM (HD Radio)
First air date 1998-12-04
Format Children's Radio
Power 20,000 watts day
5,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 4622
Transmitter coordinates 38°27′31.00″N 89°57′41.00″W / 38.45861°N 89.96139°W / 38.45861; -89.96139
Callsign meaning St. Louis
DZ = Disney
Former callsigns WIBV (1947-1997)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Radio Disney
Owner Disney/ABC Radio
(Radio Disney Group, LLC)
Website radiodisney.com/stlouis

WSDZ is an AM radio station in Belleville, Illinois, located at 1260 kHz. It is under ownership of The Walt Disney Company and features programming from Radio Disney. The station began in 1947 as WIBV ("Belleville's Voice"). WIBV aired various types of music, and broadcasting a variety of high school sports into the Metro-East area for many years, until the mid-1990s, when it became an all-news/talk station, a fore-runner of KTRS. WIBV became WSDZ, when it transferred all of its programming over to KSD-AM, which became KTRS in early-1997. Since then, it has been the Radio Disney affiliate for the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area.

WSDZ along with KMOX-AM are responsible for activaation of the St. Louis area Emergency Alert System.

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