Infobox Radio Station
name = WTDY
branding = Madison 1670, The Pulse
slogan = Your City, Your Station
frequency = 1670 (kHz) AM
format = Talk
power = 10,000 watts Day
1,000 watts Night
class = B
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
WHLK, WJJO, WJQM, WLMV, WMGN, WTUX, WWQM
website = [http://www.madison1670.com/ www.madison1670.com]
ABC Radio Network
WTDY is a talk-formatted
AM radiostation in Madison, Wisconsin, owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting. The station's current branding is "Madison's 1670, The Pulse--Your City, Your Station." Though it does carry nationally syndicated programming in the evening and overnight hours, the station's emphasis is on its all-local daytime lineup.
WTDY began operating in 1948 at the 1480 frequency under the call letters WISC, which were eventually changed to WISM. For years, WISM was the popular Top 40 radio station in Madison. In the mid-1980s, the WTDY call letters were adopted, which originally stood for "Today Radio," a format that featured a mix of music, news, sports and weather.
WTDY was an early carrier of both "
Rush Limbaugh" and " Coast to Coast AMwith Art Bell".
By the late 1990s, WTDY would simulcast at both the 1480 and 1670 (Extended AM) frequencies before moving full-time to 1670 in the early 2000s. (Sister station
WLMVnow occupies the 1480 frequency.)
Currently, WTDY broadcasts from its Madison, WI, studios at 730 Ray-O-Vac Dr. on the far west side of Madison. Its single tower is located on Syene Rd. in the nearby Town of Madison, sharing a site with its sister station La Movida(WLMV). WTDY broadcasts at 1670 kHz on a non-directional 2 pattern antenna with daytime transmitting power of 10,000 watts reduced to 1,000 watts at sunset.
(All times Central Time Zone)
The Phil Hendrie Show(syndicated)
*5am-6am The Wisconsin Farm Report with
Pam Jahnke(syndicated state-wide, originating at WTDY)
*6am-10am The Morning Pulse with
*10am-2pm Madison's Midday Maverick with
John "Sly" Sylvester(local)
*2pm-6pm The Wisconsin Guys with
Shawn Prebiland Chris Murphy(local)
*6pm-7pm On-Air with In Business (local)
Dennis MillerShow (syndicated)
Alan Colmes Show(syndicated)
John "Sly" Sylvester
The most well known figure employed by WTDY is John Sylvester who is also known as "Sly in the Morning" and "Sly the Mid-Day Maverick". Sly has been a fixture in the Madison Media Market since the 1980s.
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