98 Rock


98 Rock WIYY 97.9 FM is a commercial FM radio station. This FM has features modern and classical music, news, live sports, and talk shows. The contents of the news and talk shows are very informative. The programs of this FM are broadcasted in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. The name of its brand is Analog/HD1: “98 Rock”. The subchannel HD2 is known as “News Radio 1090 WBAL”.

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Format of 98 Rock:

The format for Analog/HD1 is Mainstream Rock, and for HD2 is News/Talk. The slogan “Baltimore’s Rock Radio” reflects its format. This station consumes 13,500 watts power in the analog system and 270 watts in the digital organization to run the programming.

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Hearst Corporation operates this station as an owner. It went in the air on December 7, 1958, to entertain the people. WBAL runs at 1090 on AM dial and WBAL-TV that is called channel 11. These channels are its sister stations. WFDS-FM (1958-1960) AND WBAL-FM (1960-1977) are previous call letters for this station. Now WIYY-FM is its present call sign.
WIYY and WBAL initiate the Baltimore Ravens radio network. These stations share official broadcaster that has an association with WBAL-TV. It has affiliation with NBC to presents live sports coverage.


WMAR-FM rise on for its programming in January 1948. A.S Abell Company runs it at 97.9MHz. This frequency continued until December 1958 when WFDS-FM upraised. The Hearst Corporation bought this station in April 1960. It changed its call sign to WBAL-FM. It turned into WIYY as 98 Rock brand on March 28, 1977.

Major Programs:

Major shows of the station include 98 Rock Morning Show with Mickey and Amelia, Noise in the Basement with Matt Davis. There are certain comedy programs. Justin Schlegel is the host of comedian shows. The channel onairs the news also. Josh Spiegel is a newscaster. Keith Mills broadcasts the sports.

Well-known DJs:

Mickey and Amelia, R. Edward Lopez, Jon Lieberman, Sarah Fleischer, Stash, Matt Davis, Mike Flynn, and Joe Robinson are famous contributors to this channel. They entertain and engage people by playing modern and classic rock music.


Scott Reardon is the producer of the programming of this station from 2004 to the present. Greg Hood is his assistant.

Contact Details:

Physical Address: 3800 Hooper Avenue Baltimore, MD 21211
Contact using Phone number: 410-338-6635
Fax number: 410-675-7946
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/98online
Instagram page: @98rock
Like Twitter page: @98Rock
Official Website: www.98online.com