|City||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Translator(s)||97.7 W249DL (Greenville)|
|First air date||1933 (as WFBC)|
|Callsign meaning||"Word" (Y substitutes for the O, used in sister station WORD)|
|Former callsigns||WFBC (1933–1997)|
|Owner||Entercom Communications |
(Entercom License, LLC)
WYRD, known on-air as "ESPN Upstate", is a sports-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Greenville, South Carolina, and broadcasts at 1330 kHz with power of 5 kW unlimited non-directional daytime and 3-way directional at night. The programming is simultaneously broadcast on WORD 950 AM Spartanburg, W249DL 97.7 MHz, Greenville and W246CV 97.1 MHz, Spartanburg. Its studios and transmitter are located in Greenville.
Until their change in format from talk to sports on February 24, 2014, News Radio WORD carried Russ and Lisa, Mike Gallagher, Coast to Coast AM, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Komando, Lars Larson, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity and Bob McLain.
On December 9, 1932, The Federal Radio Commission approved transferring the license for WFBC (the station's call letters at that time) from Virgil V. Evans to the Greensville News-Piedmont Company. At the time, WFBC operated on 1200 kHz with 50 watts of power. On January 8, 1935, the Federal Communications Commission approved increasing the station's power to 5,000 watts.
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- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WYRD
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