Famous 1590

Famous 1590:

WFBR is a radio station broadcasting a Talk/Personality format. It is licensed for Glen Burnie, Maryland. The station is currently owned by Way Broadcasting Licensee, LLC. The station was assigned the WFBR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 30, 2004.

The station signed on in 1961 as WISZ, with 500 watts and owned by Butch Gregory, a Vice-President at Westinghouse. He lovingly and expertly built much of the equipment including an antenna phaser unit, and the main studio control console. R. J. (“Bob”) Bennett was the first station manager; Program Director was Matt Edwards.

The initial format was what is now called Adult Standards or Nostalgia, but was identified by the station as a “Big band Sound”. Within two years the format had gravitated to “Country” with the addition of legendary country DJ Ray Davis, whose show was broadcast as a remote from Johnny’s New and Used Cars (the “Walking Man’s Friend). WISZ-FM on 95.9 MHz was added as a simulcast in 1962, broadcasting from a 90-foot tower in Brooklyn Park, Maryland. The transmitter was in a garden shed.

Radio Contact Info:

Address: 159 8th Ave, NW Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Phone: (410) 761-1590

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