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Encyclopedia > WLIF
WLIF
Image:Wlifradio.jpg
Broadcast area Baltimore, MD
Branding "101.9 Lite FM"
Slogan "Continuous Lite Favorites"
Frequency 101.9 (MHz)
Format Soft AC
ERP 13,500 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning LIFe, a nod to station slogan used in the 1970's (see article)
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WHFS, WJFK, WQSR, WWMX
under CBS Corp. cluster with TV station WJZ-TV
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.1019litefm.com

WLIF (101.9 FM) is a radio station located in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. It is currently owned and operated by CBS Radio. Its studios are located in Towson, Maryland, while its transmitter is located two miles northeast in Hampton, Maryland. Image File history File links Wlifradio. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WHFS are the call letters for the FM radio station transmitting on 105. ... WJFK, the callsign of ESPN Radio 1300 at 1300 kHz is a sports radio station located in Towson, Maryland, near Baltimore. ... WQSR in Baltimore, Maryland was for many years an oldies station, but has since adopted the Jack FM format. ... Mix 106. ... WJZ-TV, channel 13, is an owned and operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... A webcast is a live media file distibuted over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Hampton is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. ...


The station's origins date back to the Beautiful music era, which was popular during the late 1950s and early 1960s. At that time, the stations call letters were WTOW. Its frequency was at 1300 AM, which was later full service WFBR-AM for many years ( that station was later WLIF-AM , and later WJFK-AM , simulcasting sister Washington station WJFK-FM. It is now ESPN-1300 WJFK-AM, an all-sports station). At that time, it was one of the highest-rated stations in Baltimore, playing the smooth vocal stylings of Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole and Barbra Streisand, along with soothing instrumentals from Percy Faith and Floyd Cramer. Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... WJFK-AM (1300 kHz) is a sports radio station located in Towson, Maryland, near Baltimore. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) She is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. ... Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 - December 31, 1997) was an American Hall of Fame pianist who was one of the architects of the Nashville Sound. ...


On December 31,1971, one day before all cigarette advertising was banned on radio and television, WLIF was born. It was called "The Beautiful Place In Your Life" FM-102. By the 1980s, WLIF began playing more soft rock hits, such as those by Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles, The Temptations and Elton John. Two unlit filtered cigarettes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


In 2001, the station changed nicknames again, and it is now known as "101.9 Lite FM." Today its lineup consists of soft rock hits during the day and love songs at night. On the weekends, WLIF features The Flashback Weekend" featuring former WQSR announcers Steve Rouse, Dave Alan and John Summers playing the greatest hits of the sixties and seventies, reaching into the Oldie market that was left without a local radio station once WQSR switched over to a Jack FM format. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... WQSR in Baltimore, Maryland was for many years an oldies station, but has since adopted the Jack FM format. ... WQSR in Baltimore, Maryland was for many years an oldies station, but has since adopted the Jack FM format. ... Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada, the United States and now the United Kingdom. ...


In addition, WLIF (along with Magic 95.9 WWIN) also played jazz music during the weekends for many years. WLIF continued to play jazz until 2004, when WSMJ became Baltimore's full-time Smooth Jazz station. WWIN-FM is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station out of Baltimore owned by Radio One. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WSMJ (104. ...


Commercial Free Christmas

WLIF is well known for its Christmas programming. Every year, starting the week before Thanksgiving,the station plays nothing but Christmas music, through December 25. There are no commercials all day on Christmas Day. Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...


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WLIF - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (417 words)
WLIF (101.9 FM) is a radio station located in Baltimore, Maryland.
In the 1970s, WLIF began playing more soft rock hits, such as those by Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles, The Temptations and Elton John.
On the weekends, WLIF plays the greatest hits of the sixties and seventies, reaching into the Oldie market that was left without a local radio station once WQSR switched over to a Jack FM format.
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