WEBY 1330 AM has been the most powerful daytime AM radio station in Northwest Florida since 1954. It’s 25,000 Watt signal can be heard throughout Northwest Florida as well as in Baldwin County, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana during the daylight hours. However, at night the station is required by the FCC to drop its transmitter output to only 790 WATTS, which severely limits its effective broadcast range. Based in Milton, Florida its largest audience is in nearby Pensacola, Florida.
The station’s format is largely local, conservative talk radio, with news updated at the top of each hour. The station is an affiliate of the ABC Radio Network and broadcasts ABC News as well as important, live events. Some of the station’s nationally-syndicated programming (which airs mostly at night) include Neal Boortz, Clark Howard, Dennis Prager, and Bruce Williams. Local shows seem to be fairly wide-open insofar as topics are concerned. It places a great emphasis on listener interaction through call-in shows. Calls to the station do not seem to be screened and are often just as entertaining as the actual talk radio hosts, if not moreso.
WEBY has a rather infamous past, having lost its broadcast license from the Federal Communications Commission in 1972 after it refused to offer equal air time to political candidate John C. Boles ten years earlier. The station is currently owned by Spinnaker License Corporation.
For listeners outside of their footprint, the station offers a live radio stream via TuneIn.Com for computer and smartphone users, a Flash player via their website and a Shoutcast 24KBbps audio stream.