|Broadcast area||Baltimore, MD|
|Branding||95.1 SHINE FM|
|First air date||1964|
|Format||Contemporary Christian Music|
|Callsign meaning||W Reynolds Broadcasting System|
|Owner||Peter & John Radio Fellowship, Inc|
WRBS-FM (95.1) is a radio station broadcasting contemporary Christian music. Licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, the station serves the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The station is owned by Peter & John Radio Fellowship, Inc. Its studios and transmitter are co-located in unincorporated Baltimore County northwest of Baltimore City.
In 1948, three young ministers Peter and John Bisset, and Paul Plack, created "The Peter, Paul and John Broadcast" to reach non-church goers during the week on WFBR, then one of Baltimore's most popular radio stations. The Bisset's were the youngest of five brothers whose family had emigrated from Scotland. Paul Plack was a singer who had met the brothers during his evangelistic tours. Paul left the broadcast in 1952 and the program was renamed "The Peter and John Broadcast" and aired continuously with two of its founders participating until Peter's sudden death of a heart attack in 1995.
In 1964, Peter & John Radio Fellowship acquired WRBS (95.1). WRBS upgraded its facilities in 1972, to 50kW and 24 hours daily as part of a move from East Cold Spring Lane in Baltimore to its present site at 3500 Commerce Drive.
In 2006, the Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc. acquired a Baltimore AM radio station, the former WITH (1230) and changed its call letters to WRBS. The FM station is now licensed under the call letters WRBS-FM.
In August 2009, WRBS-FM was re-branded and now features Adult Contemporary Christian music, and is known as 95.1 SHINE-FM.
According to the three most recent months for which Arbitron ratings data are available, the station averages 279,000 monthly listeners in the Baltimore area and around 63,000 in the Washington area.
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