WOLB

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WOLB
WOLB-AM.png
City of license Baltimore, Maryland
Broadcast area Baltimore, Maryland
Branding Newstalk 1010 WOLB AM
Slogan Where Information Is Power
Frequency 1010 kHz
Format Urban Talk
ERP 250 watts daytime
30 watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 54711
Callsign meaning WOL, sister station in Washington, D.C.
Baltimore
WOL at one time had simulcast on what's now WOLB
Affiliations Syndicated One
Owner Radio One
Sister stations WERQ, WWIN, WWIN-FM
Website www.wolbbaltimore.com

WOLB is an Urban Talk radio station in Baltimore, Maryland. Broadcasting on 1010 AM, it is owned by Radio One. The station's trasmitter is located in the Orangewood section of east Baltimore, and its studios are located in Woodlawn (they were previously located at Cathy Hughes Plaza in downtown Baltimore).

History[edit]

The station was founded by Sidney Tinsley as WSID. It began broadcasting in November 1947 on 1570 kHz with 1 KW power.[1] At first WSID specialized in programming for Baltimore's suburban areas, but the station was sold in 1949 and began targeting African-American listeners. By the mid-1950s the station had moved to its current frequency of 1010 kHz.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WSID, New Baltimore Daytimer, Now on Air". Broadcasting. November 24, 1947. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 39°18′06″N 76°34′09″W / 39.30167°N 76.56917°W / 39.30167; -76.56917