WRBS (1230 kHz) is an AM radio station broadcasting a Christian talk format. Licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, the station serves the Baltimore area. The station is owned by WRBS-AM, LLC, a subsidiary of Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc.[2][3]

Broadcast areaBaltimore, Maryland
Frequency1230 kHz
BrandingPositive Talk
FormatChristian talk
  • Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc.
  • (WRBS-AM, LLC)
First air date
1941; 83 years ago (1941)
Former call signs
WITH (1941-2006)
Call sign meaning
Reynolds Broadcasting System
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID25527
Power600 watts
Transmitter coordinates
39°18′06″N 76°34′09″W / 39.30167°N 76.56917°W / 39.30167; -76.56917
Translator(s)94.3 W232CL (Baltimore)
Repeater(s)95.1 WRBS-HD3 (Baltimore)
Public license information
WebcastListen Live

WRBS (1230) airs Christian talk and teaching programs, such as David Jeremiah, John MacArthur and Alistair Begg, and live call-in shows like The Dave Ramsey Show.

History edit

WITH edit

WITH went on the air March 1, 1941,[4] operating 24 hours a day with 250 watts power on 1200 kHz.[5] It was owned and operated by Thomas Garland Tinsley and his family.[4] Opening ceremonies included "a broadcast from the stage of the Maryland Theater, featuring seven songwriters represented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Musicians, which was fighting with the radio networks over copyrights."[6]

WRBS edit

In 2006, the Peter and John Radio Fellowship, Inc. acquired the station, the former WITH (1230) and changed its call letters to WRBS. The FM station is now licensed under the call letters WRBS-FM.

References edit

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WRBS". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "WRBS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WRBS Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ a b Burman, Howard (March 5, 1941). "Tom Tinsley Launches WITH, Balto, With ASCAP and Joe Katz' Help". Variety. p. 39.
  5. ^ "Baltimore's New Local" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 1, 1941. p. 16. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Thomas Tinsley, began radio station WITH-AM". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

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