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City of license Laurel, Maryland
Broadcast area Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
Branding "900 AM WILC"
Slogan "Where Liberty Has a Voice"
Frequency 900 AM kHz
Format Conservative Talk
Power 1,900 Watts daytime
500 Watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 28279
Transmitter coordinates 39°4′57.0″N 76°50′19.0″W / 39.082500°N 76.838611°W / 39.082500; -76.838611
Former callsigns WLMD
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Owner ZGS Communications
Operated by Wallis Communications
(ZGS Radio, Inc.)
Webcast WILC Webstream
Website WILC Online

WILC is a Conservative Talk formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Laurel, Maryland, serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.[1] WILC is owned by ZGS Communications, though operated by Wallis Communications.[2][3]


From 1965[4] to the early 1980s, the station (then WLMD[5]) broadcast a succession of formats in English; several radio personalities began their careers with the station.[6][7][8][9][10]

Before 1969, WLMD was a MOR (Middle Of The Road) formatted radio station and held to the model created by WMAL and WBAL in Washington and Baltimore, respectively. Its dismal ratings, primarily due to being a relatively low power AM station only broadcasting during the day with a poor coverage area, led to a format change beginning in 1975. The new Progressive Country music format was loved by the small audience it attracted and ratings increased modestly.[citation needed]

On March 14, 2011, WILC flipped to a Spanish Adult Contemporary format as Romantica 900 AM. On February 3, 2014, the station changed formats to Conservative Talk;[11] with a more Libertarian emphasis.[12] On the same date, Wallis Communications began operating the station under a Local Marketing Agreement.[3]


  1. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "WILC Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Monday, February 3, 2014". Talk Media, Inc. February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Radio and Television Stations". Archives of Maryland Online. Volume 178. page 474. Maryland Manual, 1977–1978. Retrieved on August 25, 2008.
  5. ^ White, Thomas H. "Washington, D.C. AM Station History". Retrieved on May 19, 2007.
  6. ^ "Ken Merson". ultimateoldiesradio.com. Ultimate Oldies Radio. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  7. ^ "Ty Ford". ultimateoldiesradio.com. Ultimate Oldies Radio. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Resume". stevethatdjguy.com. Steve Willett. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  9. ^ Chambers, Steve. "Jobs, Jobs, & More Jobs". stevec.us. Steve Chambers. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  10. ^ "98 Rock's Lopez Dies of Lung Cancer". WTOP-FM. Hubbard Broadcasting. May 23, 2005. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Venta, Lance (February 2, 2014). "WILC Shifts to Talk". RadioInsight. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ http://rbr.com/wilc-am-flips-to-libertarian-talk-in-dc/

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