WBSM is an AM radio station broadcasting in the New Bedford/Fall River market area with a News/Talk/Sports format. It broadcasts on 1420 kilocycles and is under ownership of Townsquare Media, with studios in Fairhaven shared with WFHN/Fun 107.
 News and Weather
WBSM has a seven person news team directed by Jim Phillips. Anchors and reporters are Phillips, Jack Peterson, Jen Vasta, Jim Marshall, Taylor Cormier, Bryan Booker and web reporter BJ Ragone. The station is an affiliate of ABC News Radio for national and world news. Local weather reports are provided by AccuWeather.
 Talk and Sports
Local personalities include Pete Braley, Neal White, Taylor Cormier and Phil Paleologos. Syndicated programs include First Light, Mike Gallagher, Thom Hartmann and Jim Bohannon.
From its inception, WBSM broadcast high school football and basketball games for Dartmouth, Bishop Stang, New Bedford, Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, Fairhaven, Apponequet Regional, Old Rochester Regional, and Wareham high schools. Jack Peterson and Mike Green currently announce these games. The station also broadcast the home opener of the New England Collegiate Baseball League franchise New Bedford Bay Sox inaugural season in New Bedford in 2009, plus 3 Sunday night home games in their 2011 season. Jack Peterson and Pete Braley announced these games. The station also broadcasts Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins games.
 Notable alumni
- Hal Peterson: Host of "Open Line" from the mid 50s and thru various periods in the '60s and '70s. Hal was the creator of the long-running charity "Quarters for Christmas". It was Hal Peterson that was responsible for giving Gil Santos his first job in radio as Hal's "Color Man" during New Bedford High School basketball broadcasts. (deceased)
- Stan Lipp: Host of "Open Line" from the 1960s until his retirement more than 30 years later.
- André Bernier: Weekend weather anchor (1975–1977). André was the first weather anchor seen on The Weather Channel and currently with WJW in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Don Gillis: Sports director (1949–1951), commentator for Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Bruins broadcasts on WHDH AM 850 (now WEEI) (1950s-60s), sports director for Channel 5 Boston (1962–1983), host of Candlepin Bowling (1967–1996) (deceased)
- Gil Santos: Sports reporter (1950s), play-by-play announcer for Patriots radio broadcasts (1966–2013)
- Henry Carreiro: Daytime talk show host during the 1970s, 80s and 90s, he also had a speaking role in Jaws as a loudmouth fisherman who among other one-liners tells Matt Hooper to "walk straight ahead" in response to the question about a good hotel or restaurant on the island. (deceased)
- Ken Pittman: afternoon drive time host (2004-2012), conservative broadcaster who has been spot-lighted on national television news shows such as Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor and Weekend Live, also appeared on CNN and New England Cable News (NECN) several times with Jim Braude, currently a fill-in host at WPRO (AM) in Providence.
- 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-166
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Coordinates: 41°39′02″N 70°54′58″W / 41.65056°N 70.91611°W