Famous Baltimore Radio Stations

10 Famous Baltimore Radio Stations

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If you live in Baltimore or are just visiting, these are the 10 Baltimore radio stations you must tune in to.

WBJC 91.5

WBJC is a non-commercial, public FM radio station based in Baltimore, Maryland. This broadcasts in a classical music format. It is owned by Baltimore City Community College. Its FM frequency is 91.5. The call sign stands for Baltimore Junior College.
Hosts-
⦁ Dyana Neal
⦁ Mark Malinowski
⦁ Judith Krummeck
⦁ Kati Harrison
⦁ John Scherch
⦁ Jonathan Palevsky
Shows-
⦁ Face the Music
⦁ Booknotes
⦁ Taccata
⦁ Word on Wine

WPOC 93.1

WPOC is broadcasting in a country music format. It is owned by iHeart Media. It is branded as ‘WPOC 93.1’ and the slogan says ‘Baltimore’s #1 for New Country.’ This radio station went on air for the first time on February 4, 1960. The call sign stands for W Pride Of Chesaspeake, because it covers a lot of that area.
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on in 1960 as WFMM FM.
⦁ Changed to WPOC in 1974.
⦁ Sold to iHeart Media in 1999.
Shows-
⦁ The Laurie DeYoung Show
⦁ Country House Party
⦁ Maryland Today
⦁ Women of iHeart Country

WQSR 102.7

WQSR is a Baltimore radio station, broadcasting at 102.7 frequency. It is a commercial, adult hits format radio station. It is commonly known as ‘102.7 Jack FM’ and its slogan says ‘Playing What We Want.’ It aired for the first time in 1947, on December 15, which makes it 73 years old. The call sign stands for ‘Super Radio.’
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on in 1947 as WCAO.
⦁ Changed to WXYV in 1977, as V103.
⦁ Changed to B102.7 in 1998.
⦁ Changed to WQSR in 2001.
⦁ Shifted to adult hits format in 2005.

WLIF 101.9

WLIF is broadcasting at 101.9 frequency. It is a commercial FM radio station known as ‘Today 101.9.’ Their slogan says ‘Your Life, Your Music.’ It presents in adult contemporary format. It is owned and operated by Entercom. It went on air for the first time on February 6, 1960. The call sign is a nod to the slogan and stands for ‘Life.’
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on in 1960 as WAQE FM.
⦁ Changed to 1967 as WTOW.
⦁ Changed to WLIF in 1970.
⦁ Aired beautiful music format in 1980s.
⦁ Shifted to soft adult contemporary in 1990.
⦁ Moved to adult contemporary hits in 2001.
Hosts-
⦁ Greg and Gina
⦁ Maria Dennis
⦁ Michelle Lewis

WERQ 92.3

WERQ is broadcasting at 92.3 frequency. It is a commercial, urban music format radio station. It is commonly known as 92Q. It is branded as ‘92Q Jams’ and their slogans are ‘92Q Jams, The Best Hip Hop and R&B’ and ‘The People’s Station.’ It aired for the first time on January 30, 1961, which is 59 years ago. It is owned and operated by Urban One.
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on as WYOU in 1961.
⦁ Later in 1961, renamed as WSID FM.
⦁ Shifted to Underground Rock format in 1968, as WLPL.
⦁ Adopted oldies-based adult contemporary format in 1981, as WYST.
⦁ Changed to WERQ in 1991.
⦁ Shifted to mainstream urban format in 1995.
DJs-
⦁ Persia Nicole
⦁ Porkchop
⦁ Dre Johnson
⦁ DJ Flow
⦁ Raven Paris
⦁ DJ Twisted
Shows-
⦁ The Morning Hustle
⦁ QuickSilva Show with Dominique da Diva
⦁ Rap Attack

WYPR 88.1

WYPR is broadcasting at 88.1 frequency. It is a public radio station licensed to Baltimore, Maryland. Its call sign stands for ‘We’re Your Public Radio.’ It is a flagship member of the National Public radio and presents content from NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International and BBC World Service. It is branded as ’88.1 WYPR’ and the slogan says ‘Your NPR News Station.’ It has won awards like Best Radio Station, Best Radio Show Host and Best News Website in the past.
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on WJHU in 1979, with freeform college radio format.
⦁ Became Baltimore’s NPR member station in 1985.
⦁ Shifted to news/talk format in 1995.
⦁ Sold to Your Public Radio Corp. in 2002.
⦁ Changed to WYPR in 2002.
Shows-
⦁ Out of the Blocks with Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick
⦁ On the Record with Sheilah Kast
⦁ The Environment in Focus with Tom Felton
⦁ Midday with Tom Hall

WZFT 104.3

WZFT broadcasts at 104.3 frequency on the FM band. It is owned and operated by iHeart Media and presents in a Top 40/CHR format. It is branded as ‘Z104.3’ and the slogan says ‘Baltimore’s #1 hit Music Station.’ This radio station went on air for the first time on June 27, 1946.
Timeline-
⦁ Signed on as WITH in 1946.
⦁ Changed to WDJQ in 1970.
⦁ Changed to WBSB in 1980, after being acquired by Scripps-Howard Broadcasting.
⦁ Changed to WVRT in 1993.
⦁ Shifted to soft AC format as WSSF in 1994.
⦁ In Oct’ 94, shifted to 70s based classic hits format as WOCT.
⦁ Adopted mainstream classic rock format in 2001, as WXFB.
⦁ Flipped to smooth jazz format in 2003, as WSMJ.
⦁ Changed to WCHH in 2008.
⦁ Changed in WZFT in 2009.
Shows-
⦁ Your Morning Show
⦁ Most Requested Live with Romeo
⦁ On the Move with Enrique Santos

WTMD 89.7

WTMD is broadcasting at 89.7 frequency on the FM band. It is public radio station presenting in an adult album alternative format. It is located in Towson, Maryland serving Baltimore area. It is branded as ‘89.7 WTMD’ and its slogan says ‘Radio for Music People.’ The call sign stands for ‘Where Towson Makes a Difference.’ It went on air for the first time on February 12, 1976.
Shows-
⦁ World café with Raina Douris and Stephen Kallao
⦁ WTMD Morning Show with Alex Cortright
⦁ Baltimore Hit Parade with Sam Sessa
⦁ Young at Heart with Lisa Matthews
⦁ The Dirty Soul Party with Scott Mullins

WIYY 97.9

WIYY is a Baltimore radio station owned and operated by Hearst Corporation. It broadcasts at 97.9 frequency on the FM band. It presents in mainstream rock format and is branded as ’98 Rock.’ The radio station’s slogan says ‘Baltimore’s Rock Radio.’ It went on air for the first time on December 7, 1958.
DJs-
⦁ Justin, Scott and Spiegel
⦁ Wendi
⦁ Amelia
⦁ Kirk and Marianne
Shows-
⦁ Ravens Last Call
⦁ Friday Night Fiasco
⦁ JSS: Behind the Curtain
⦁ Sammy Hagar’s Top Rock Countdown

WWMX 106.5

WWMX is owned and operated by Entercom. It presents in a Top 40/CHR format, but heavily inclined towards Hot AC. It is popularly known as ‘Mix 106.5’ and the radio station’s slogan says ‘Baltimore’s Best Mix.’ It went on air for the first time on June 30, 1960.
DJs-
⦁ Reagan and Bethany
⦁ Priestly
⦁ Corrina Delgado
⦁ Neci
Those were the 10 Baltimore radio stations you should listen to. With great tunes on the play, it will surely boost your energy and get you in the mood to work, or just chill.

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