Hagerstown, MD Travel DX Log

Log last updated: 3/13/19

Hagerstown is 72 miles away from my Woodbridge, VA, home, and it is about equally 62 miles away from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. Located close to the panhandle of West Virginia and the Pennsylvania state line, Hagerstown is on the northwestern fringe of my local FM stations’ range. Its position at the northern point of the Shenandoah Valley also allows it to get signals from both sides of the mountains that affect reception at another place I’ve DXed, Woodstock, VA, which is in the same valley but surrounded by mountains to the east and west and suffers severe signal attenuation in those directions.

Although the DC and Baltimore FM signals largely make it into Hagerstown with RDS strength, the signals are riddled with ‘dead spots’ at various places in town which allow other signals on the same frequencies to come in. Case in point: 99.5 FM. On the east end of town, DC’s 99.5 WIHT was blaring in. On the west end–maybe 5 miles away–99.5 WDZN was coming in with RDS, instead.

Radios used: Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Insignia NS-HD01, Sangean HDR-14, Honda car radio

All information below is logged as first received.  Updates from subsequent visits are noted in red text after each station’s listing.  RDS and HD Radio screenshots are added below as received from each station.

  • 88.1 WYPF Frederick, MD, 1/16/16 3:20 PM, tropo, 13 miles, 1 KW, “WYPR” – public radio
  • 88.3 WZXQ Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:20 PM, tropo, 26 miles, .11 KW, “Word FM” – religious
  • 88.5 WAMU Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:21 PM, tropo, 58 miles, 50 KW, “88.5 WAMU” – public radio
  • 88.7 WWCF McConnellsburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:20 PM, tropo, 23 miles, educational
  • 88.9 WVEP Martinsburg, WV, 1/16/16 3:21 PM, tropo, 51 miles, 3.6 KW, “West Virginia Public Radio” – public radio
  • 89.1 WGMS Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:21 PM, tropo, 11 miles, .90 KW, “90.9 WETA” – classical
  • 89.5 WVDS Petersburg, WV, 1/16/16 4:39 PM, tropo, 90 miles, “West Virginia Public Radio” – public radio
  • 89.7 WSHC Shepherdstown, WV, 1/16/16 3:22 PM, tropo, 14 miles, .95 KW, “89.7 WSHC” – AAA
  • 89.9 WTLR State College, PA, 1/16/16 4:09 PM, tropo, 89 miles, 25 KW, “WTLR” – religious
  • 90.1 WCSP-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:23 PM, tropo, 57 miles, 36 KW, “C-SPAN Radio” – politics
  • 90.1 WZXN Newberg, PA, 1/17/16 1:00 AM, tropo, 40 miles, 6.3 KW, “The Point FM” – ccm
  • 90.3 WJTL Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 4:37 PM, tropo, 72 miles, 12 KW, “FM 90.3 WJTL” – ccm
  • 90.5 WCRH Williamsport, MD, 1/16/16 3:23 PM, tropo, 15 miles, 10 KW, “90.5 The Compass” – ccm
  • 90.9 WETA Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:24 PM, tropo, 58 miles, 15.5 KW, “90.9 WETA” – classical
  • 91.1 WZBT Gettsburg, PA, 1/16/16 10:42 PM, tropo, 29 miles, .35 KW, “91.1 WZBT” – college
  • 91.3 WTRM Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo, 48 miles, 5.6 KW, “AFR” – ccm
  • 91.5 WBJC Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo, 54 miles, 50 KW, “WBJC” – classical
  • 91.7 WZXH Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo, 11 miles, .90 KW, “Word FM” – religious
  • 91.9 WFWM Frostburg, MD, 1/16/16 3:30 PM, tropo, 64 miles, .25 KW, “91.9 WFWM” – public radio
  • 91.9 WGTS Takoma Park, MD, 1/16/16 6:50 PM, tropo, 58 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 23.5 KW, “91.9 WGTS” – ccm
  • 92.1 WNUZ Mercersburg, MD, 1/16/16 3:30 PM, tropo, 16 miles, 4 KW, “Now 92.1” – CHR (3/10/19 “92.1 Hits FM”)
  • 92.3 WERQ-FM Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:30 PM, tropo, 58 miles, 37 KW, “92Q” – urban
  • 92.5 WINC-FM Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:32 PM, tropo, 49 miles, 22 KW, “92.5 Wink FM” – hot AC
  • 92.7 WONN Starview, PA, 1/16/16 4:13 PM, tropo, 57 miles, .70 KW, “ESPN Radio” – sports
  • 92.9 WDHC Berkeley Springs, WV, 1/16/16 3:32 PM, tropo, 28 miles, 3.2 KW, “Max 92.9” – classic hits
  • 93.1 WPOC Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 4:13 PM, tropo, 55 miles, 19.5 KW, “93.1 WPOC” – country
  • 93.3 WYPM Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:33 PM, tropo, 30 miles, .35 KW, “WITF” – public radio
  • 93.5 W228AB Paramount, MD, 1/16/16 3:33 PM, tropo, .01 KW, 4 miles
  • 93.7 WBUS Boalsburg, PA, 1/16/16 6:51 PM, tropo, 78 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), .33 KW, “93.7 The Bus” – classic rock
  • 93.7 W229CM Martinsburg, WV, 3/10/19 4:52 PM, tropo, .25 KW, 16 miles, talk
  • 93.9 WKYS Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 57 miles, 24.5 KW, “9-3-9 WKYS” – urban
  • 93.9 W230AX Shippensburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 33 miles, .14 KW, “Country Gold 93 FM WIOO” – country
  • 94.1 WQZK-FM Keyser, WV, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 69 miles, 21 KW, “94-1 QZK” – CHR
  • 94.3 WQCM Greencastle, PA, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 12 miles, 3.5 KW, “94-3 QCM” – classic rock
  • 94.5 WDAC Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 3:36 PM, tropo, 79 miles, 19 KW, religious
  • 94.7 WIAD Bethesda, MD, 1/16/16 3:36 PM, tropo, 55 miles, 20.5 KW, “94-7 Fresh FM” – hot AC
  • 94.9 WRBT Harrisburg, PA, 1/17/16 12:58 AM, tropo, 62 miles, 25 KW, country
  • 95.1 WIKZ Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:37 PM, tropo, 22 miles, 50 KW, “Mix 95.1” – hot AC
  • 95.3 WZRV Front Royal, VA, 1/16/16 3:37 PM, tropo, 22 miles, 6 KW, “The River 95.3” – classic hits
  • 95.5 WFGI-FM Johnstown, PA, 1/16/16 4:16 PM, tropo, 86 miles, 57 KW, “Froggy 95” – country
  • 95.5 WPGC-FM Morningside, MD, 1/16/16 6:14 PM, tropo, 67 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 50 KW, “WPGC 95.5” – urban
  • 95.7 W238BV Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 4:19 PM, tropo, 43 miles, .04 KW, “Mix 95-7” – hot AC
  • 95.9 WICL Williamsport, MD, 1/16/16 3:39 PM, tropo, 5 miles, 3.3 KW, “95-9 The Big Dawg” – country
  • 96.1 WSOX Red Lion, PA, 1/16/16 3:39 PM, tropo, 62 miles, 13.5 KW, “96-1 SOX” – classic hits
  • 96.3 WHUR-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:40 PM, tropo, 56 miles, 16.5 KW, “96.3 WHUR” – urban AC
  • 96.3 W242BY Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 7:45 PM, tropo, 22 miles (car radio in Hagerstown, MD), .25 KW, “The New FM 96-3” – oldies
  • 96.5 WKYE Johnstown, PA, 1/16/16 4:16 PM, tropo, 81 miles, 50 KW, “96 Key” – AC
  • 96.7 WDLD Halfway, MD, 1/16/16 3:41 PM, tropo, 3 miles, 4.8 KW, “Wild 96-7” – CHR (3/10/19 “Live 96-7”)
  • 96.9 WLAN-FM Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 3:41 PM, tropo, 72 miles, 50 KW, “FM 97” – CHR
  • 97.1 WASH Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:43 PM, tropo, 56 miles, 17.5 KW, “97.1 Wash FM” – hot AC
  • 97.1 WLIC Frostburg, MD, 1/16/16 6:14 PM, tropo, 64 miles, .15 KW, religious
  • 97.3 WRVV Harrisburg, PA, 1/16/16 6:14 PM, tropo, 67 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 15.5 KW, “The River 97.3” – classic rock
  • 97.5 WLTF Martinsburg, WV, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 23 miles, 11.5 KW, “Today’s 97-5” – hot AC (3/10/19 WKMZ-FM “97-5 WKMZ” – CHR)
  • 97.9 WIYY Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 59 miles, 13.5 KW, “98 Rock” – rock
  • 98.1 WFGY Altoona, PA, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 77 miles, 30 KW, “Froggy 98” – country
  • 98.3 WKSI-FM Stephens City, VA, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 43 miles, 1.75 KW, “Kiss 98.3” – CHR
  • 98.5 WYCR York-Hanover, PA, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, 43 miles, 10.5 KW, “98-5 The Peak” – classic hits
  • 98.7 WMZQ-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, 54 miles, 50 KW, “98.7 WMZQ” – country
  • 98.9 W255CP Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, .25 KW, 1 mile, talk
  • 99.1 WNEW-FM Bowie, MD, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, 70 miles, 50 KW, “Bloomberg 99.1” – business news
  • 99.1 WRKW Ebensburg, PA, 1/16/16 4:23 PM, tropo, 79 miles, 50 KW, “Rocky 99” – rock
  • 99.3 WFQX Front Royal, VA, 1/16/16 3:46 PM, tropo, 53 miles, 6.6 KW, “99-3 The Fox” – rock
  • 99.3 WHKF Harrisburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:46 PM, tropo, 59 miles, 1.3 KW
  • 99.5 WIHT Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:47 PM, tropo, 55 miles, 22 KW, “Hot 99-5” – CHR
  • 99.5 WDZN Midland, MD, 1/16/16 4:24 PM, tropo, 68 miles, 1.2 KW, “Z100” – rock
  • 99.9 WFRE Frederick, MD, 1/16/16 3:47 PM, tropo, 13 miles, 7.9 KW, “Free Country 99.9 WFRE” – country
  • 100.3 WBIG-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:49 PM, tropo, 57 miles, 36 KW, “Big 100.3” – classic hits
  • 100.5 WDYK Ridgeley, WV, 1/16/16 4:26 PM, tropo, 55 miles, 6 KW, “Magic 100.5” – AC
  • 100.7 WZBA Westminster, MD, 1/16/16 6:54 PM, tropo, 50 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 25 KW, “100.7 The Bay” – classic hits
  • 100.9 WAYC-FM Bedford, PA, 1/16/16 4:30 PM, tropo, 53 miles, .19 KW, “100.9 WAYC” – classic hits (3/10/19 “Star 100.9” – hot AC)
  • 101.1 WWDC Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:39 PM, tropo, 54 miles, 22.5 KW, “DC101” – rock
  • 101.1 WFGE State College, PA, 1/16/16 4:30 PM, tropo, 91 miles, 22.5 KW, “Froggy 101” – country
  • 101.3 WROZ Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 4:30 PM, tropo, 64 miles, 7.4 KW, “The New Fun 101.3” – hot AC
  • 101.5 WBHB-FM Waynesboro, PA, 1/16/16 3:51 PM, tropo, 10 miles, 3.2 KW, “101-5 Bob Rocks” – rock
  • 101.7 WELD-FM Moorefield, WV, 1/16/16 9:30 PM, tropo, 50 miles, .28 KW, “WELD FM 101.7” – country
  • 101.9 WLIF Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 6:54 PM, tropo, 59 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 13.5 KW, “Today’s 101-9” – AC
  • 102.1 W271BV Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:53 PM, tropo, .25 KW, “The New 102.1 More FM” – hot AC
  • 102.5 WUSQ-FM Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:54 PM, tropo, 43 miles, 32 KW, “Q102” – country
  • 102.7 WQSR Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:54 PM, tropo, 54 miles, 50 KW, “102-7 Jack FM” – adult hits
  • 102.9 W275BV Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, .25 KW, “WSVA” – religious
  • 103.1 WAFY Middletown, MD, 1/16/16 3:55 PM, tropo, 17 miles, 1 KW, “Key 103” – hot AC
  • 103.3 WTCF Wardensville, WV, 1/16/16 3:57 PM, tropo, 48 miles, .35 KW, “K-Love” – ccm
  • 103.5 WTOP-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 57 miles, 44 KW, “WTOP” – news
  • 103.7 WEEO-FM McConnellsburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 25 miles, .13 KW, “News Talk 103-7 FM” – talk
  • 103.9 WTLP Braddock Heights, MD, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 15 miles, .38 KW, “WTOP” – news
  • 104.1 WNNK-FM Harrisburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 57 miles, 20.5 KW, “Wink 104” – hot AC
  • 104.1 WVSB Romney, WV, 1/17/16 11:22 AM, tropo, 59 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), .10 KW, “104.1 WVRS” – classic country
  • 104.3 WSKE Everett, PA, 1/16/16 10:34 AM, tropo, 46 miles, .82 KW, country
  • 104.7 WAYZ Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:58 PM, tropo, 11 miles, 8.3 KW, “104.7 WAYZ” – country
  • 104.9 WZFC Strasburg, VA, 1/16/16 4:34 PM, tropo, 57 miles, 4.1 KW, “B105” – country
  • 105.1 WIOV-FM Ephrata, PA, 1/16/16 3:58 PM, tropo, 90 miles, 25 KW, “The Big I105” – country
  • 105.1 WAVA-FM Arlington, VA, 1/16/16 4:37 PM, tropo, 58 miles, 25 KW, “105.1 WAVA” – religious
  • 105.3 WFRB-FM Frostburg, MD, 1/16/16 3:59 PM, tropo, 68 miles, 13.5 KW, “105.3 WFRB” – country
  • 105.5 WXBN Berryville, VA, 1/16/16 3:59 PM, tropo, 38 miles, 3 KW, “B105” – country
  • 105.7 WQXA-FM York, PA, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 59 miles, 25 KW, “105.7 The X” – rock
  • 105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge, VA, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 57 miles, 40 KW, “105.9 WMAL” – talk
  • 106.1 WRQE Cumberland, MD, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 64 miles, 22.5 KW, “Rocky 106” – classic rock
  • 106.1 W291BC Five Forks, PA, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 13 miles, .17 KW, “The Word” – ccm
  • 106.5 W293AM Martinsburg, WV, 1/16/16 4:01 PM, tropo, 23 miles, .10 KW, sports
  • 106.5 WWMX Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 4:01 PM, tropo, 59 miles, 8.3 KW, “Mix 106-5” – hot AC
  • 106.7 WJFK-FM Manassas, VA, 1/16/16 1:16 PM, tropo, 60 miles, 22.5 KW, “106-7 The Fan” – sports
  • 106.9 WWEG Myersville, MD, 1/16/16 4:02 PM, tropo, 9 miles, 15.5 KW, “106.9 The Eagle” – classic hits
  • 107.3 WRQX Washington, DC, 1/16/16 4:02 PM, tropo, 56 miles, 21.5 KW, “Mix 107-3” – hot AC
  • 107.5 WBVE Bedford, PA, 1/16/16 6:20 PM, tropo, 53 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), .37 KW, “Bedford’s B-Rock” – classic rock
  • 107.7 WGTY Gettysburg, PA, 1/16/16 6:18 PM, tropo, 43 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 16 KW, “Froggy 107.7” – country
  • 107.7 WWWT Manassas, VA, 1/16/16 6:18 PM, tropo, 61 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 29 KW, “WTOP” – news
  • 107.9 WLZL College Park, MD, 1/16/16 6:19 PM, tropo, 70 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), 50 KW, “El Zol 107.9” – spanish
  • 107.9 WDTF-LP Berkeley Springs, WV, 1/16/16 6:19 PM, tropo, 28 miles (car radio in Halfway, MD), .10 KW, religious