WRBS (AM)

WRBS (AM)

Infobox Radio station
name = WRBS


city = Baltimore, Maryland
area = Baltimore
slogan =
branding = "Sharing Gods Love"
frequency = 1230 kHz
repeater =
airdate =
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format = Christian radio
power = 1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
erp =
haat = 152.0 meters
class = C
facility_id = 25527
coordinates = coord|39|18|50.00|N|76|36|1.00|W|region:US_type:city
callsign_meaning = Religious Broadcasting Service [ cite web|url=http://www.oldradio.com/archives/nelson/origins.call-list.html |title=Call Letter Origins |work=Radio History on the Web ]
former_callsigns =
owner = Wrbs-AM, LLC
licensee =
sister_stations =
webcast = [http://www.wrbsam.com listen live]
website = [http://www.wrbsam.com wrbsam.com]
affiliations = Salem Communications

WRBS (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the station serves the Baltimore area. The station is currently owned by Wrbs-AM, LLC and features programing from Salem Communications. [ cite web|url=http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?call=WRBS |title=WRBS Facility Record |work=United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division ] [cite web|url=http://www1.arbitron.com/sip/displaySip.do?surveyID=SU08&band=fm&callLetter=WRBS|title=WRBS Station Information Profile|publisher=Arbitron]

In 2006, Peter & John Radio Fellowship, Inc. acquired WITH-AM (1230). The call letters were changed to WRBS. Its FM station on 95.1 became WRBS-FM.

With the acquisition of AM 1230, Peter & John Radio Fellowship, Inc. programmed a Christian format more similar to what was formerly heard on WRBS 95.1 in the early and mid 1990's. The station runs Christian talk and teaching programs, such as John MacArthur, Alistair Begg and Michael Yousef, as well as music that is mostly traditional hymns and Gospel songs.

History

"WITH" AM 1230, was an AM station broadcasting from Baltimore, Maryland since the 1920's. It featured many radio music shows, most famous for "The Buddy Deane Show" with Buddy Deane, that also went to television in the 1950's.

After floundering due to a weak transmitter, and an aging musical lineup, WITH was eventually sold to Salem Communications. WITH went to an all talk format that rivaled WCBM AM 680. With such personalities as William Bennett's "Morning in America", "The Laura Ingraham Show" which was replaced by "The Mike Gallagher Show" in that slot, "The Dennis Prager Show", "The Michael Medved Show", "The Hugh Hewitt Show", and "The Michael Reagan Talk Show".

Salem Communications sold WITH AM to Peter and John Ministries, who also owns WRBS-FM 95.1, in July 2006. The talk format, as well the WITH moniker disappeared from the radio airwaves in December, 2006. WRBS now broadcasts from the 1230 AM position on the radio dial. Now 24 hour religious broadcasting can be heard there.

References

External links

*AM station data|WRBS


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