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WTMD

WTMD

WTMD is a radio station licensed to and located at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. It is one of only a few, locally owned radio stations in Towson and Baltimore and has made TU the only institution of higher learning to offer a major in radio and has one of the largest listening audiences of any public radio station in Maryland.

Format

The station plays a mix of indie rock, rock, folk and alternative country. WTMD prides itself on playing new and significant music. Many of the artists that WTMD plays are not played on commercial radio stations.

WTMD is a strong supporter of the Baltimore/Washington local music scene. WTMD broadasts the program "Baltimore Unsigned". This hour long program airs on Monday nights at and includes only local music. Each week, a band or singer interviewed and plays live. The show is hosted by Sam Sessa who also writes for the Baltimore Sun.

Relationship with Washington

WTMD partnered with WAMU in Washington DC whereby WAMU rebroadcasts WTMD on their HD Radio Channel 2. This brought back independent music radio to Washington for the first time, since WHFS was sold to CBS Radio. In fact, this partnership was recognized and praised by FCC Commissioner McDowell in his remarks when the Commission voted to make HD multicasting permanent.

WTMD also transmits via a low power signal from the suburb of Great Falls, Virginia on 105.5 FM.

The station produces First Thursday Concerts in the Park, a series of six free after work shows at West Mount Vernon Park in downtown Baltimore. The Damnwells, Steve Forbert, The Colour, The Young Dubliners and others have performed and these show attract crowds of about 3,000.

Accomplishments

  • WTMD has been voted Best Radio station in Baltimore by the locally owned City Paper for three years in a row.

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