|Broadcast area||Cumberland, Maryland|
Keyser, West Virginia
|Slogan||The Best Oldies|
|Translator(s)||97.9 W250CM (Cumberland)|
105.7 W289BR (Cumberland)
|First air date||December 13, 1928|
|Power||1,000 watts day and night|
|Callsign meaning||The Best Oldies|
|Owner||Forever Media |
(FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||WFRB, WFRB-FM, WRQE|
WTBO is an oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Cumberland, Maryland, serving Cumberland and Frostburg in Maryland and Keyser in West Virginia. WTBO is owned and operated by Forever Media.
On April 1, 2015, WTBO (after six hours of stunting with various versions of "Proud Mary") changed their format to Adult Contemporary, branded as "105.7 The River". WTBO and sister stations WFRB, WFRB-FM, and WKGO were sold by Dix Communications to Forever Media for $4 million on September 3, 2015. On March 8, 2016 WTBO changed their format to top 40/CHR, branded as "Happy 105-7". As with many other stations owned by Forever their programming comes from Westwood One Hot AC Local.
On April 18, 2018 WTBO changed their format from hot adult contemporary to oldies, branded as "The Best Oldies".
In addition to the main station, WTBO is relayed by two FM translators to widen its broadcast area.
|City of license||Facility
|W250CM||97.9||Cumberland, Maryland||201298||250||0 m (0 ft)||D||FCC|
|W289BR||105.7||Cumberland, Maryland||71867||100||0 m (0 ft)||D||FCC|
- M. Virginia Rosenbaum, former station manager
- Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-267. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "WTBO Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- Sawyers, Michael A. (December 27, 2006). "Radio personality dies". Cumberland Times-News. Cumberland, Maryland: Community Newspaper Holdings. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- Venta, Lance (April 6, 2015). "River Launches In Cumberland". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- Venta, Lance (August 30, 2015). "Forever Media Acquires Cumberland, MD Cluster". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- "Deal Digest for Thursday, September 3, 2015". InsideRadio. September 3, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- Venta, Lance (March 8, 2016). "Forever Gets Happy in Cumberland". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- WTBO Flips to Oldies Radioinsight - April 18, 2018
- "W289BR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
- WTBO Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WTBO
- Radio-Locator Information on WTBO
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTBO