BALTIMORE – Is there room for two country music radio stations in Baltimore? CBS Radio hopes so.
CBS Radio Baltimore announced on Wednesday the launch of a new local radio station, New Country on 106.1 FM. The station will sign-on the air on Friday, October 25 at noon ET and feature today’s biggest country artists, including Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and many other current artists both new and established.
New Country on 106.1 will be heard on-air, streaming online at www.NewCountry1061.com and the Radio.com app for mobile devices. In addition to its presence at 106.1 FM, the station will be available on HD Radio devices at 101.9 HD2.
Robert Philips, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of CBS Radio Baltimore said, “We’re excited to help put New Country on 106.1 on the air and round out our diverse range of programming in Charm City. Country radio today has a broad-based audience, including more listeners and younger listeners than ever before. Its cross-over popularity is at an all-time high, and country fans here in Baltimore are extremely passionate.”
New Country on 106.1 debuts as the result of an agreement between CBS Radio Baltimore and Hope Christian, the owner of the 106.1 frequency.
New Country on 106.1 is programmed by CBS Radio, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS Radio operates 126 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS Radio Baltimore owns and operates WWMX, WLIF, WJZ-FM and WJZ-AM. The market also programs 97.5 FM in Baltimore through a pre-existing relationship with Hope Christian.
Here’s the programming lineup (all times are Eastern Time):
6 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Fast Jimi
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Jenn Marino
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Steve Mann
7 p.m. – midnight: Scott Davies