Harford History

June 15, 2008

Radio stations open in county

As Harford County increased in population, the need for dissemination of local news and business advertising gave rise to three radio stations within the county.

The first was WASA-AM with 5,000 watts of power and was managed by the Chesapeake Broadcasting Corporation near Havre de Grace.

The second station, WASA-FM with 3,000 watts of power under the same management, went on the air June 19, 1960.

The Bel Air Broadcasting Corporation, launched the third station, WVOB, on June 11, 1965 with 250 watts of power.

Source: Our Harford Heritage: a History of Harford County, Maryland by C. Milton Wright, p. 398.

Compiled by the staff of the Harford County Public Library

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