|City of license||Westminster, Maryland|
|Broadcast area||Westminster, Maryland
Carroll County, Maryland
|Slogan||"The Voice of Carroll County"|
|Power||1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
|Owner||Sajak Broadcasting Corporation|
WTTR is an Oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Westminster, Maryland, serving Westminster and Carroll County, Maryland. WTTR is owned and operated by Sajak Broadcasting Corporation, a company owned by Pat Sajak of Wheel of Fortune fame.
WTTR plays 'The Greatest Hits of All Time'. The station is managed and programmed by Bob Mathers, who developed the 'sound' of WTTR after assuming the position in early 2010 following the passing of long-time popular Station Manager Dwight O. Dingle. WTTR features oldies and selected currents from the 50's to today. Station personalities include broadcast veterans Jack Edwards, Johnny Dark, Art Sinclair, Joe Evelius and Mike Franciotti. Station voices also include Betsy Santos, Annie Beccio, and Nathan Scott. The award-winning news operation is anchored by Jay Mattson, John C. Purvis, Jordan Starnes and Tom Burnett.
WTTR's commitment to local sports includes coverage of Carroll County prep basketball and football, featuring popular play-by-play voice Charlie Beckhardt and the award-winning 'Athlete of the Week' program, hosted by WTTR's Robin Temple. The station is also a broadcast affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.
Dingle managed WTTR from 1974 until his death in November, 2009. He is remembered as an unselfish man who gave much to the citizens of Carroll County through his tireless promotion of local civic and charitable groups.
WTTR was placed on the air in 1953 by local businessman Russ Morgan. In the 60's, Morgan built and began operating 100.7 WTTR-FM. Carroll County Broadcasting Company retained ownership of WTTR AM and FM until the station was sold to Shamrock Broadcasting in the early 1980s.
Shortly after taking ownership, Shamrock moved the FM to Baltimore and after trying a number of formats from Country to Heavy Metal, eventually settled on its present Classic Rock format under the call letters WZBA.
Shamrock sold WTTR-AM to Sajak Broadcasting Corporation in 2005.
In late September, 2013, Sajak Broadcasting announced an agreement to sell WTTR to the newly formed Hilltop Communications, LLC for $325,000.
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