WTRI

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WTRI
City of license Brunswick, Maryland
Broadcast area Brunswick, Maryland
Southern Frederick County, Maryland
Northern Loudoun County, Virginia
Frequency 1520 kHz
First air date 1966
Format Silent
Power 17,000 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 67755
Transmitter coordinates 39°18′41.0″N 77°36′26.0″W / 39.311389°N 77.607222°W / 39.311389; -77.607222
Callsign meaning W TRI-State
area served
Owner In Receivership
(WTRI Holding, LLC)

WTRI is a broadcast radio station licensed to Brunswick, Maryland, serving Southern Frederick County, Maryland and Northern Loudoun County, Virginia. WTRI is Silent and in receivership.

History[edit]

WTRI was owned by the Lyndon LaRouche organization based in nearby Leesburg, Virginia from 1986 to 1991. The LaRouche organization sold the failing station and it switched to a local music format in 1992.[1]

On October 1, 2007, WTRI flipped to brokered Spanish language programming. The station's former "Vegas Radio" standards format was abandoned at that time.

As of March 3, 2009, WTRI was effectively silent, though no silent transmission application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission. On April 8, 2009, WTRI began carrying a Classic Country format under the branding "Radio Earl".

In January 2010, the "Radio Earl" Format was abandoned in favor of leasing the station's signal to nearby WTHU, a Christian based talk radio AM station. In September 2010, the station ceased operations, and after October 2010, broadcast no signal.

In January 2011, WTRI began broadcasting Spanish language music as "Radio La Grande 1520". On May 18, 2011 WTRI began carrying "KHZ Network" with eclectic pop music also carried on Maryland stations WKHZ, WYRE and WAMD (AM). Since September 2011, the station again went silent.

In May 2012, WTRI began relaying the Asian-centered programming from "Radio Asia" based in New Jersey. As of March 3, 2013, the station was again silent.

In May 2014, after repeated fines for going silent without permission, the station fell into receivership by order of the Federal Communication Commission.

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