WASA radio sold to KME BroadcastingWASA, the first radio...


October 25, 1992

WASA radio sold to KME Broadcasting

WASA, the first radio station to broadcast between Baltimore and Wilmington, Del., has been sold to KME Broadcasting Corp.

WASA, owned by Chesapeake Broadcasting for 44 years, went on the air on May 15, 1948, becoming the pioneering voice of radio broadcasting in the area. The station eventually went from 500 watts to become the AM station with the strongest signal in Harford and Cecil counties at 5,000 watts, 1330 on the dial.

Built by Chesapeake Broadcasting Corp., it was managed by three members of the Pate family, the late Jason T. Pate, Virginia Pate Wetter, and Jason David Pate, until Dec. 1, 1991 when KME Broadcasting began operating the station with an option to buy.

WASA is managed by Kurt Elasavage and Donald Kampes. Chesapeake Broadcasting retains title to the land, the buildings and the towers on Level Road.

Preis to open law practice

Mary Louise Preis has announced the opening of her office for the general practice of law, at 9 West Courtland St. in Bel Air.

Mrs. Preis graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1983 and practiced law as a Maryland Assistant Attorney General until 1990. She represents Harford County, District 34, in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Mrs. Preis will practice in the areas of general business law and family law.

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