Media in Cumberland, Maryland

Media in Cumberland, Maryland

Cumberland, Maryland has several media outlets, most carrying some form of satellite programming. WCBC-AM and the Cumberland Times-News actively collect their local news content, while WFRB-AM/FM,WTBO-AM,WKGO-FM also offer local news content.




  • 1808-1809: Cumberland Impartialist
  • 1809-1809: American Eagle
  • 1813-1818: Allegany Freeman
  • 1814-181?: Alleghany Federalist
  • 1814-1814: Cumberland Gazette
  • 1820-1867: Alleganian
  • 1823-1832: Advocate, and Farmers' & Mechanics' Register
  • 1823-1835: Maryland Advocate
  • 1828-1882: Civilian
  • 1829-1851: Cumberland Civilian
  • 1832-1838: Advocate
  • 1833-1840: Phoenix Civilian
  • 1843-1902: Cumberland Alleganian
  • 1851-185?: Unionist
  • 1851-1856: Cumberland Miners' Journal Cumberland
  • 1852-1859: Cumberland Telegraph
  • 1861-1861: Democratic Alleganian
  • 1862-1867: Allegany County Gazette
  • 1862-1868: Cumberland Union
  • 1869-186?: Mountain City Times
  • 1872-1891: Cumberland Daily Times
  • 1876-1877: Cumberland Alleganian and Daily Times
  • 1877-1878: Daily Alleganian and Times
  • 1877-1879: Alleganian and Times
  • 1878-1881: Cumberland Times
  • 1879-187?: Independent
  • 1881-1884: Daily Times
  • 1882-1890: Sunday Civilian
  • 1890-189?: Daily News
  • 1890-189?: Weekly Civilian
  • 1891-189?: Cumberland Freie Presse
  • 1894-1895: Sunday Scimitar
  • 1912-191?: Cumberland Press
  • 1892-1916: Evening Times
  • 1935-193?: Cumberland Guide
  • 1871-1938: Cumberland Daily News
  • 1937-1938: Voice (Cumberland Newspaper)
  • 1938-1942: Voice of Labor
  • 1942-194?: CIO News: Western Maryland edition
  • 1961-1961: Allegany Garrett Citizen
  • 1961-1983: Citizen
  • 1938-1988: Cumberland News
  • 1916-1988: Cumberland Evening Times
  • 1988-present: Cumberland Times-News


  • Albert L. Feldstein, Feldstein's Historic Banner Front Pages of the Cumberland Daily News, Cumberland News and Cumberland Evening News vol I: 20th Century (Cumberland: Albert L. Feldstein, 1986).
  • Albert L. Feldstein, "Feldstein's Historic Newspapers of Allegany County vol. II: 19th and 20 Centuries" (Cumberland: Albert L. Feldstein, 1987)


Cumberland is served by 18 radio stations, 14 FM and 4 AM. Most are owned by local companies, such as WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC, which owns WFRB 560/WFRB-FM 105.3, WKGO-FM 106.1 and WTBO-AM 1450; Cumberland Broadcasting Company owns two stations, WCBC-AM 1270/FM 107.1. Others are owned by West Virginia Radio Corporation out of nearby Morgantown, WV.

FM band

Call Letters Frequency City Format Owner Notes
WAIJ 90.3 Grantsville, Maryland Religious He's Alive, Inc. simulcasts on WLIC-FM/Frostburg
WFWM 91.9 Frostburg, Maryland Public Radio/NPR Frostburg State University simulcasts on 96.3 in Oakland
WQZS 93.3 Meyersdale, Pennsylvania Oldies Roger Wahl branded as "QZ-93"
WQZK 94.1 Keyser, West Virginia Contemporary Hit Radio West Virginia Radio Corporation switched to CHR on 01/09/07
WLIC 97.1 Frostburg, Maryland Religious He's Alive, Inc. simulcasts WAIJ-FM/Grantsville
W253AB 98.5 Cumberland, Maryland Country WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC simulcasts WFRB-FM/Frostburg
WVMD 99.5 Midland, Maryland Country West Virginia Radio Corporation branded as "The Wolf"
WDZN 100.1 Romney, West Virginia Radio Disney Charter Equities, Inc.
WDYK 100.5 Ridgeley, West Virginia Adult Contemporary West Virginia Radio Corporation branded as Magic 100.5
WWPN 101.1 Westernport, Maryland Contemporary Christian Ernest F. Santmyire branded as "Spirit 101"
W271AT 102.1 Cumberland, Maryland West Virginia Radio Corporation simulcasting WQZK to Cumberland proper
W280CF 103.9 Cumberland, Maryland Religious Cedar Ridge Children's Home & School, Inc. re-broadcasts on WCRH-FM/Williamsport, MD
WVSB 104.1 Romney, West Virginia Classic Country West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind
WFRB-FM 105.3 Frostburg, Maryland Country WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC market's #1 station
WKGO 106.1 Cumberland, Maryland Classic Rock WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC branded as "Go 106"
WCBC-FM 107.1 Keyser, West Virginia Oldies Cumberland Broadcasting Corporation branded as "Oldies 107"
  • all stations listed cover Cumberland with a city grade signal

AM band

Call Letters Frequency City Format Owner Notes
WFRB 560 Frostburg, Maryland News/Talk/Sports WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC
WCMD 1230 Cumberland, Maryland All Sports/ESPN West Virginia Radio Corporations was top 40 WCUM in the '60s
WCBC 1270 Cumberland, Maryland Full Service Cumberland Broadcasting Corporation #1 AM Station
WTBO 1450 Cumberland, Maryland Adult Standards WTBO-WKGO Corporation, LLC
  • all stations listed cover Cumberland with a city grade signal


Cumberland is home to TBN translator, W43BP, broadcast from nearby Cresaptown, Maryland. Channel 43 covers Cumberland and Frostburg with a city-grade signal simulcasting TBN's main signal. W43BP has requested a "construction permit" to broadcast as a digital (or HD) low-power translator. This will be done "flash-cut" when it does happen. W43BP is carried on Atlantic Broadband cable channel 49 for Cumberland, Frostburg, and Keyser. W43BP is owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Local TV news is provided by Hagerstown station, WHAG-TV NBC-25. Rarely though is Cumberland or any part of Western Maryland featured unless it is a large story.

Cable television

Atlantic Broadband provides cable service to Cumberland. Nearby communities Frostburg, Maryland, Keyser, West Virginia and Grantsville, Maryland are served Comcast (formerly Adelphia).

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