WTBO

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WTBO
WTBO-AM 2016.png
City Cumberland, Maryland
Broadcast area Cumberland, Maryland
Frostburg, Maryland
Keyser, West Virginia
Branding "Happy 105-7"
Slogan "Today's Best Music"
Frequency 1450 AM kHz
First air date December 13, 1928[1]
Format Hot Adult Contemporary[2]
Power 1,000 Watts day and night
Class C
Facility ID 74082
Transmitter coordinates 39°38′45.0″N 78°45′8.0″W / 39.645833°N 78.752222°W / 39.645833; -78.752222
Former callsigns WTBO (1928-Present)[3]
Owner Forever Media
(FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WFRB, WFRB-FM, WRQE
Webcast WTBO Webstream
Website WTBO Online

WTBO is a Hot Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Cumberland, Maryland, serving Cumberland and Frostburg in Maryland and Keyser in West Virginia.[2] WTBO is owned and operated by Forever Media.[4]

History[edit]

On December 13, 1928, WTBO signed on for the first time.[1]

On December 26, 2006, Chazz Offutt collapsed and died, at the age of 66, during his daily morning show on WTBO and sister-station WFRB.[5]

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".[6] WTBO and sister stations WFRB, WFRB-FM, and WKGO were sold by Dix Communications to Forever Media for $4 million on September 3, 2015.[7][8] On March 8, 2016 WTBO changed their format to top 40/CHR, branded as "Happy 105-7".[9] As with many other stations owned by Forever their programming comes from Westwood One Hot AC Local.

Translator[edit]

In addition to the main station, WTBO is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.[10]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W289BR 105.7 FM Cumberland, Maryland 71867 250 watts −52.9 m (−174 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-267. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WTBO Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Sawyers, Michael A. (December 27, 2006). "Radio personality dies". Cumberland Times-News. Cumberland, Maryland: Community Newspaper Holdings. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (April 6, 2015). "River Launches In Cumberland". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (August 30, 2015). "Forever Media Acquires Cumberland, MD Cluster". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Deal Digest for Thursday, September 3, 2015". InsideRadio. September 3, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (March 8, 2016). "Forever Gets Happy in Cumberland". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "W289BR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 

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