Baltimore, MD Travel DX Log

I have visited the Baltimore, MD area several times in recent years. At 56 miles away from home, most signals received in Baltimore were tropo targets of which I already have logged in my FM DX log. However, Baltimore is just far enough away from home to receive a different set of deadband-condition FM signals via groundwave. At home, these signals that fade in over the noise level are from Richmond and Norfolk, VA, while in Baltimore the signals are from Philadelphia, southern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

It is only 35 miles from center of Washington to the middle of Baltimore. In other locales, one set of signals would likely cover the entire area, given how close the cities are to each other. However, this is not the case with the Nation’s Capital and Charm City. Both cities have their own set of radio and TV stations. Indeed, most of the signals come in strong enough to provide great reception in either city. But what makes these two markets somewhat unique is how short-spaced their respective stations are. For example, DC’s 104.1 WPRS and Baltimore’s 104.3 WZFT both run IBOC. This means that, with IBOC’s characteristic ‘silencing’ of adjacent-to-local frequencies with digital hash, 104.3 WZFT is hard to pick up in a car radio until you get about 15 miles south of Baltimore (the same thing for 104.1 WPRS when you get closer to DC).

Log last updated: 10/21/19

All station information in black text is as first logged.  Changes heard upon subsequent loggings of the same signal are noted in red text.  Signals logged anywhere within a 30 mile radius of this location are eligible to be added to this log; signals logged in a car have an asterisk (*) next to the mileage.  RDS and HD Radio screenshots are added below as received and may reflect different iterations of the same signal.  Radios used: Airspy R2, Insignia NS-HD01, Honda car radio.  Visit my DX Logs page to view my home/main DX logs and travel DX logs from dozens of other cities.

MHz Calls City State Date/Time Prop Miles Information
88.1 WYPR Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 “WYPR” – public radio
88.5 WAMU Washington DC 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 39 “88.5 WAMU” – public radio
88.9 WEAA Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 4 “WEAA” – jazz
89.3 WPFW Washington DC 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 36 “89.3 WPFW” – jazz
89.7 WTMD Towson MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 5 “89-7 WTMD” – AAA
90.1 WCSP-FM Washington DC 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 32 “C-SPAN Radio” – politics
90.5 WKHS Worton MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 30 variety
90.9 WETA Washington DC 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 36 “90.9 WETA” – classical
91.1 WHFC Bel Air MD 5/18/14 2:22 PM Tr 16
91.5 WBJC Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 PM Tr 6 “WBJC” – classical
91.9 WGTS Takoma Park MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 30 “91.9 WGTS” – ccm
92.3 WERQ-FM Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 “92Q” – urban
92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD 5/18/14 2:22 PM Tr 49* “ESPN Radio” – sports
92.7 WVTO-LP Baltimore MD 10/12/19 7:53 PM Tr 7 “Relevant Radio” – religious
93.1 WPOC Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 6 “93.1 WPOC” – country
93.5 WZBH Georgetown DE 5/18/14 2:22 PM Tr 85* “93-5 The Beach” – rock
93.7 WSTW Wilmington DE 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 58* “93.7 WSTW” – AC
93.9 WKYS Washington DC 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 35 “93.9 WKYS” – urban
94.1 WIP-FM Philadelphia PA 5/18/14 2:25 PM Tr 90 “94 WIP” – sports
94.3 WWXX Buckland VA 5/18/14 2:25 PM Tr 86* “ESPN Radio” – sports
94.3 W232CL Baltimore MD 7/27/19 12:10 PM Tr 10* religious
94.5 WDAC Lancaster PA 5/18/14 2:25 PM Tr 45* religious
94.7 WIAD Bethesda MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 37 “94-7 Fresh FM” – hot AC (7/27/19 “94-7 The Drive” – classic hits)
95.1 WRBS-FM Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 5 “95-1 Shine FM’ – religious
95.5 WPGC-FM Morningside MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 35 “WPGC 95.5” – urban
95.9 WWIN-FM Glen Burnie MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 9 “Magic 95.9” – urban AC
96.1 WSOX Red Lion PA 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 40 “96.1 SOX” – oldies
96.3 WHUR-FM Washington DC 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 35 “96.3 WHUR” – urban AC
96.7 WCEI-FM Easton MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 39 “96.7 WCEI” – AC
96.9 WLAN-FM Lancaster PA 5/18/14 2:27 PM Tr 47* “FM 97” – CHR
97.1 WASH Washington DC 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 31 “97.1 Wash FM” – AC
97.3 WENJ Millville NJ 5/18/14 11:57 AM Tr 109* “ESPN Radio” – sports
97.5 W248AO Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 religious
97.9 WIYY Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 “98 Rock” – rock
98.5 WYCR York PA 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 40 “98-5 The Peak” – classic rock
98.7 WMZQ-FM Washington DC 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 31 “98.7 WMZQ” – country
99.1 WNEW-FM Bowie MD 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 21 “All News 99.1” – news (7/27/19 WDCH “Bloomberg 99-1 & 105-7” – business talk)
99.5 WIHT Washington DC 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 31 “Hot 99-5” – CHR
99.5 WJBR-FM Wilmington DE 10/12/19 7:53 PM Tr 75 “Mix 99.5” – hot AC
99.9 WFRE Frederick MD 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 47 “99.9 WFRE” – country
99.9 W260BV Aberdeen MD 5/18/14 2:29 PM Tr 6* “Greatest Hits” – classic hits
100.1 W261CD Baltimore MD 5/18/14 2:29 PM Tr 6* “100.7 The Bay” – classic hits
100.3 WBIG-FM Washington DC 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 31 “Big 100.3” – classic hits
100.5 WVHT Norfolk VA 7/27/19 11:26 PM Tr 168* “Hot 100” – CHR
100.7 WZBA Westminster MD 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 15 “100.7 The Bay” – classic hits
101.1 WWDC Washington DC 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 31 “DC 101” – rock
101.5 WBQB Fredericksburg VA 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 79 “B101.5” – hot AC
101.5 W268BA Baltimore MD 7/27/19 3:03 PM Tr 14* “WBAL News Radio 1090” – news
101.9 WLIF Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 “Today’s 101-9” – hot AC
102.3 WMMJ Bethesda MD 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 32 “Majic 102.3” – urban AC (7/27/19 “Majic 102.3 & 92.7”)
102.7 WQSR Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 6 “102.7 Jack FM” – adult hits
103.1 WRNR-FM Grasonville MD 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 36 “103-1 RNR” – AAA
103.1 WARM-FM York PA 5/18/14 2:32 PM Tr 46* “Warm 103.3” – AC
103.5 WTOP-FM Washington DC 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 29 “WTOP Radio” – news
103.7 WXCY Havre De Grace MD 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 33 “103.7 WXCY” – country
103.9 WTLP Braddock Heights MD 7/27/19 3:04 PM Tr 38* “WTOP” – news
104.1 WPRS-FM Waldorf MD 7/27/19 3:04 PM Tr 41* “Praise 104.1” – gospel
104.3 WZFT Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 “Z104-3” – CHR
104.7 WAYZ Hagerstown MD 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 53 “104.7 WAYZ” – country
104.7 W284CQ Washington DC 11/11/17 12:03 AM Tr rock
104.9 W285EJ White Marsh MD 5/18/14 2:35 PM Tr 5* “104.9 HFS” – rock
105.1 WAVA-FM Arlington VA 5/10/14 10:37 AM Tr 35 “105.1 WAVA” – religious
105.3 WDAS-FM Philadelphia PA 5/18/14 2:35 PM Tr 79 “105.3 DAS FM” – urban AC
105.5 W288BS Reston VA 7/27/19 3:05 PM Tr 22* “Sputnik” – talk
105.7 WJZ-FM Catonsville MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 “105-7 The Fan” – sports
106.1 W291BA Baltimore MD 5/10/14 10:30 AM Tr 1 “New Country 106-1” – country
106.5 WWMX Baltimore MD 5/10/14 11:57 AM Tr 1 “Mix 106-5” – hot AC
106.7 WJFK-FM Manassas VA 11/11/17 12:05 AM Tr “106-7 The Fan” – sports
106.9 WWEG Myersville MD 7/27/19 3:26 PM Tr 45* “Classic Hits 106-9 The Eagle” – classic hits
107.3 WRQX Washington DC 5/10/14 10:30 AM Tr 35 “107-3” – CHR (7/27/19 WLVW “K-Love” – ccm)
107.9 WLZL Annapolis MD 5/10/14 10:30 AM Tr 23 “El Zol 107.9” – spanish