|City of license||Thurmont, Maryland|
|Broadcast area||Frederick, Maryland
Frederick County, Maryland
|Branding||"AM 1450 The Source"|
|Slogan||"News. Talk. Sports."|
|First air date||1967|
|Power||500 Watts daytime
400 Watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||W THUrmont
part of new station's slogan
|Owner||Christian Radio Coalition, Inc.|
WTHU started when founder Vic Leisner couldn't get Orioles games at his home in Thurmont. On June 12, 1967, WTHU was founded and began carrying Orioles games as well as an Adult Contemporary (would now be "Oldies") format.
WTHU also holds a unique historical distinction, it was the last 100 watt full time station to be licensed by the FCC.
On February 15, 2008, Radio and TV website DCRTV.com reported that Walmer had sold WTHU to the Christian Radio Coalition for $150,000.
On June 9, 2008 the Christian Radio Coalition, Inc. a group of local Frederick County residents began operation of WTHU. The radio station is operated by a 10 member Board of Directors, 3 staff and an alliance of at least 12 local churches from various denominations, cultures, races and beliefs.
In September 2010, WTRI fell silent as part of an ownership transfer and the WTHU simulcast was removed.
In March 2011, the Frederick Keys announced that they signed an agreement with 1450AM The Source (WTHU) making them their flagship radio station.
The Addy & Gabe Show started at WTHU in April 2013, featuring Adalid (Addy) Claure and Gabriel (Gabe) DiGennaro, both based in Frederick, Maryland. On September 9th, 2013 the show moved to Monday afternoon drive, and aired every Monday and Tuesday until April 2014.
The Source today features mostly news, talk and sports programming with religious programming overnights and weekends.
- WTHU Christian Radio Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WTHU
- Radio-Locator Information on WTHU
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTHU
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