Media in Cumberland, Maryland

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Cumberland, Maryland has several media outlets, most carrying some form of satellite programming. WCBC-AM and the Cumberland Times-News actively collect their local news content, while WFRB-FM has some local news content, but do not actively collect it.

Aside from some local news programming, virtually no mass media content originates from Cumberland. The local media tends to rebroadcast Hagerstown, Baltimore and Washington, DC television stations for news coverage.

Commercial Media is available from such companies as New Grace Media,and Commercial Video. Both companies as based out of Cumberland, Maryland.

Print[edit]

Historic[edit]

References[edit]

  • Albert L. Feldstein, Feldstein's Historic Banner Front Pages of the Cumberland Daily News, Cumberland News and Cumberland Evening News vol I: 20th Century (Cumberland: Albert L. Feldstein, 1986).
  • Albert L. Feldstein, Feldstein's Historic Newspapers of Allegany County vol. II: 19th and 20th Centuries (Cumberland: Albert L. Feldstein, 1987)

Radio[edit]

Cumberland is served by 18 radio stations, 14 FM and 4 AM. Most are owned by local companies, such as WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC, which owns WFRB 560/WFRB-FM 105.3, WRQE 106.1 and WTBO-AM 1450; Cumberland Broadcasting Company owns two stations, WCBC-AM 1270/FM 107.1. Others are owned by West Virginia Radio Corporation out of nearby Morgantown, WV.

FM band[edit]

Call Letters Frequency City Format Owner Notes
WAIJ 90.3 Grantsville, Maryland Religious He's Alive, Inc. simulcasts on WLIC-FM/Frostburg
WFWM 91.9 Frostburg, Maryland Public Radio/NPR Frostburg State University simulcasts on 96.3 in Oakland
WQZS 93.3 Meyersdale, Pennsylvania Oldies Roger Wahl branded as "QZ-93"
WQZK 94.1 Keyser, West Virginia Contemporary Hit Radio West Virginia Radio Corporation switched to CHR on 01/09/07
WLIC 97.1 Frostburg, Maryland Religious He's Alive, Inc. simulcasts WAIJ-FM/Grantsville
W253AB 98.5 Cumberland, Maryland Country WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC simulcasts WFRB-FM/Frostburg
WDZN 99.5 Midland, Maryland Country West Virginia Radio Corporation branded as "The Wolf"
WVMD 100.1 Romney, West Virginia Active Rock West Virginia Radio Corporation simulcasts on 99.9 in Cumberland
WDYK 100.5 Ridgeley, West Virginia Adult Contemporary West Virginia Radio Corporation branded as Magic 100.5
WWPN 101.1 Westernport, Maryland Contemporary Christian Ernest F. Santmyire branded as "Spirit 101"
W271AT 102.1 Cumberland, Maryland Contemporary Hit Radio West Virginia Radio Corporation simulcasting WQZK to Cumberland proper
W280CF 103.9 Cumberland, Maryland Religious Cedar Ridge Children's Home & School, Inc. re-broadcasts on WCRH-FM/Williamsport, MD
WVSB 104.1 Romney, West Virginia Classic Country West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind
WFRB-FM 105.3 Frostburg, Maryland Country WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC market's #1 station
WRQE 106.1 Cumberland, Maryland Classic Rock/Modern Rock WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC branded as "Go 106"
WCBC-FM 107.1 Keyser, West Virginia Oldies Cumberland Broadcasting Corporation branded as "Oldies 107"
  • all stations listed cover Cumberland with a city grade signal

AM band[edit]

Call Letters Frequency City Format Owner Notes
WFRB 560 Frostburg, Maryland News/Talk/Sports WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC
WCMD 1230 Cumberland, Maryland All Sports/ESPN West Virginia Radio Corporations was top 40 WCUM in the '60s
WCBC 1270 Cumberland, Maryland Full Service Cumberland Broadcasting Corporation #1 AM Station
WTBO 1450 Cumberland, Maryland Standards/Sports WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC
  • all stations listed cover Cumberland with a city grade signal

Television[edit]

Cumberland is home to TBN translator, W43BP, broadcast from nearby Cresaptown, Maryland. Channel 43 covers Cumberland and Frostburg with a city-grade signal simulcasting TBN's main signal. W43BP has requested a "construction permit" to broadcast as a digital (or HD) low-power translator. This will be done "flash-cut" when it does happen. W43BP is carried on Atlantic Broadband cable channel 49 for Cumberland, Frostburg, and Keyser. W43BP is owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Local TV news is provided by Hagerstown station, WHAG-TV 25. Rarely though is Cumberland or any part of Western Maryland featured unless it is a large story.

Cable television[edit]

Atlantic Broadband provides cable service to Cumberland. Nearby communities Frostburg, Maryland, Keyser, West Virginia and Grantsville, Maryland are served Comcast (formerly Adelphia).

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