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City Baltimore, Maryland
Broadcast area Baltimore, Maryland
Branding Positive Talk
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date 1941 (as WITH)
Format Christian talk
Power 1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class C
Facility ID 25527
Transmitter coordinates 39°18′50.00″N 76°36′1.00″W / 39.3138889°N 76.6002778°W / 39.3138889; -76.6002778
Callsign meaning Reynolds Broadcasting System
Former callsigns WITH (1941-2006)
(Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc.)
Sister stations WRBS-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wrbsam.com

WRBS (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian talk format. Licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, the station serves the Baltimore area. The station is owned by WRBS-AM, LLC, a subsidiary of Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc.[1][2]

WRBS (1230) airs Christian talk and teaching programs, such as David Jeremiah, John MacArthur and Alistair Begg, and live call-in shows like The Dave Ramsey Show.


In 2006, the Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc. acquired the station, the former WITH (1230) and changed its call letters to WRBS. The FM station is now licensed under the call letters WRBS-FM.


WITH went on the air March 1, 1941,[3] operating 24 hours a day with 250 watts power on 1200 kHz.[4] It was owned and operated by Tom Tinsley and his family.[3] Opening ceremonies included "a broadcast from the stage of the Maryland Theater, featuring seven songwriters represented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Musicians, which was fighting with the radio networks over copyrights."[5]


  1. ^ "WRBS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WRBS Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ a b Burman, Howard (March 5, 1941). "Tom Tinsley Launches WITH, Balto, With ASCAP and Joe Katz' Help". Variety. p. 39. 
  4. ^ "Baltimore's New Local" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 1, 1941. p. 16. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Thomas Tinsley, began radio station WITH-AM". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 

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