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|City of license||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Broadcast area||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Branding||Newstalk 1010 WOLB AM|
|Slogan||Where Information Is Power|
|ERP||250 watts daytime
30 watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||WOL, sister station in Washington, D.C.
WOL at one time had simulcast on what's now WOLB
|Sister stations||WERQ, WWIN, WWIN-FM|
WOLB is an Urban Talk radio station in Baltimore, Maryland. Broadcasting on 1010 AM, it is owned by Radio One. The station's trasmitter is located in the Orangewood section of east Baltimore, and its studios are located in Woodlawn (they were previously located at Cathy Hughes Plaza in downtown Baltimore).
The station was founded by Sidney Tinsley as WSID. It began broadcasting in November 1947 on 1570 kHz with 1 KW power. At first WSID specialized in programming for Baltimore's suburban areas, but the station was sold in 1949 and began targeting African-American listeners. By the mid-1950s the station had moved to its current frequency of 1010 kHz.
- "WSID, New Baltimore Daytimer, Now on Air" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 24, 1947. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- WOLB AM website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WOLB
- Radio-Locator Information on WOLB
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WOLB
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