WBMD

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WBMD
CityBaltimore, Maryland
Frequency750 kHz
First air dateNovember 27, 1947 (1947-11-27)
FormatReligious
Power730 watts day
ClassD
Facility ID1913
Transmitter coordinates39°19′26.00″N 76°32′56.00″W / 39.3238889°N 76.5488889°W / 39.3238889; -76.5488889Coordinates: 39°19′26.00″N 76°32′56.00″W / 39.3238889°N 76.5488889°W / 39.3238889; -76.5488889
Call sign meaningBaltimore, MarylanD
OwnerFamily Radio
(Family Stations, Inc.)
Sister stationsWFSI
WebsiteWBMD Online

WBMD (750 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a religious format. Licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, United States, the station is one of two stations in Baltimore currently owned by Family Radio (WFSI is the other).

Because it shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station WSB in Atlanta, Georgia; WBMD broadcasts only during the daytime hours.

History[edit]

WBMD began broadcasting November 27, 1947, on 750 kHz with 1 kW power (daytime only). The station was licensed to Key Broadcasting Corporation, with studios at 2 West Eager Street in Baltimore.[1] In the 1950s-1960s, the station aired daily religious programs by a number of local ministers, who bought airtime in 15- or 30-minute blocks. Sunday afternoons in the 1960s featured ethnic programs, such as Greek and German language shows. In the 1990s, WBMD's schedule continued its focus on religious programming.

In 1994, WBMD's ownership, Sconnix Broadcasting, sold the station to American Radio Systems.[2] The station was eventually acquired by Family Radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WBMD Baltimore Opens Nov. 27, 1 kw Daytime" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 10, 1947. p. 78. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  2. ^ Chen, Howard Henry. Boston group purchases oldies WQSR and AM sister, Baltimore Sun (July 8, 1994). Retrieved 2018-06-07.

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