|Broadcast area||Westminster, Maryland
Carroll County, Maryland
|Slogan||The Greatest Hits of All Time|
|Translator(s)||102.3 W272CX (Westminster)|
|First air date||1953|
|Format||Full Service Classic Hits|
|Power||1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
|Owner||Hilltop Communications, LLC|
WTTR (1470 AM) is a Full Service & Classic Hits formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Westminster, Maryland, serving Westminster and Carroll County, Maryland. WTTR is owned and operated by Hilltop Communications, LLC.
WTTR plays 'The Greatest Hits of All Time'. WTTR features oldies and selected currents from the 1960s to the 1980s. Station personalities include Jack Edwards, Betsy Santos, and Johnny Dark. The award-winning news operation is anchored by Nathan Scott and Tom Burnett.
WTTR's commitment to local sports includes coverage of Carroll County prep basketball and football, featuring popular play-by-play voice Charlie Beckhardt and the award-winning 'Athlete of the Week' program, hosted by WTTR's Robin Temple. The station is also a broadcast affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.
Dwight Dingle managed WTTR from 1974 until his death in November, 2009. He is remembered as an unselfish man who gave much to the citizens of Carroll County through his tireless promotion of local civic and charitable groups.
WTTR was placed on the air in 1953 by local businessman Russ Morgan. In the 1960s, Morgan built and began operating 100.7 WTTR-FM. Carroll County Broadcasting Company retained ownership of WTTR AM and FM until the station was sold to Shamrock Broadcasting in the early 1980s.
Shortly after taking ownership, Shamrock moved the FM to Baltimore and after trying a number of formats from Country to Heavy Metal, eventually settled on its present Classic Rock format under the call letters WZBA.
Shamrock sold WTTR to Sajak Broadcasting Corporation in 2005.
In late September, 2013, Sajak Broadcasting announced an agreement to sell WTTR to the newly formed Hilltop Communications, LLC for $325,000. Hilltop assumed ownership on 12/19/192013.
On January 1, 2015 WTTR shifted their format from oldies to classic hits.
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