|Broadcast area||Brunswick, Maryland
Southern Frederick County, Maryland
Northern Loudoun County, Virginia
|First air date||1966|
|Power||17,000 watts daytime only|
|Callsign meaning||W TRI-State
(1520 Radio Asia LLC)
WTRI is a broadcast radio station licensed to Brunswick, Maryland, serving Southern Frederick County, Maryland and Northern Loudoun County, Virginia. WTRI was Silent and in receivership until it was bought for $275,000 in May 2015 by Hasmukh Shah, who also owns WXMC in New Jersey. http://www.dcrtv.com/mediaw2.html
WTRI was owned by the Lyndon LaRouche organization based in nearby Leesburg, Virginia from 1986 to 1991. The LaRouche organization sold the failing station and it switched to a local music format in 1992.
On October 1, 2007, WTRI flipped to brokered Spanish language programming. The station's former "Vegas Radio" standards format was abandoned at that time.
As of March 3, 2009, WTRI was effectively silent, though no silent transmission application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission. On April 8, 2009, WTRI began carrying a Classic Country format under the branding "Radio Earl".
In January 2010, the "Radio Earl" Format was abandoned in favor of leasing the station's signal to nearby WTHU, a Christian-based talk radio AM station. In September 2010, the station ceased operations, and after October 2010, broadcast no signal.
In January 2011, WTRI began broadcasting Spanish language music as "Radio La Grande 1520". On May 18, 2011 WTRI began carrying "KHZ Network" with eclectic pop music also carried on Maryland stations WKHZ, WYRE and WAMD (AM). Since September 2011, the station again went silent.
In May 2012, WTRI began relaying the Asian-centered programming from "Radio Asia" based in New Jersey. As of March 3, 2013, the station was again silent.
In May 2014, after repeated fines for going silent without permission, the station fell into receivership by order of the Federal Communication Commission.
In May 2015, the station was bought by Hasmukh Shah with the "Radio Asia FM" format, which plays a variety of Filmi music. The purchase was consummated on August 6, 2015, at a price of $275,000.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WTRI
- Radio-Locator Information on WTRI
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTRI
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