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WASH-FM
City of license Washington, D.C.
Broadcast area Washington, D.C.
Branding WASH FM
Slogan Best Variety from Yesterday and Today
Frequency 97.1 MHz (Also on HD Radio)
97.1-HD2 for Love Songs
97.1-HD3 for WWRC simulcast
Format Soft Rock
ERP 17,500 watts
HAAT 244 m
Class B
Callsign meaning WASHington
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations WBIG, WIHT, WMZQ, WTEM, WTNT, WWDC, WWRC
Webcast Listen Live
Website washfm.com

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WASH has been a soft adult contemporary station in one form or another since the 70s. For a few years in the early 80s, the station attempted to do a Top 40 / CHR format which had no success and the station later returned to their original Soft A/C format. On Saturday nights from 7 pm - midnight (Eastern time), the station plays disco music and related songs (mostly 70s Top 40] in a program known as "Jammin' Saturday Night". The station recently began broadcasting two hours of 80s music (from midnight - 2:00 am Eastern time) immediately following "Jammin' Saturday Night". Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ... 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. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


The station plays exclusively Christmas music from the last week of November through Christmas Day, and calls itself "Washington's Home for the Holidays" during the season. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...

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WASH-FM Early History

WASH-FM was an early FM station licensed to Washington, DC in 1944. Original owner, Everett L Dillard. WASH-FM and its’ owner, Dillard were early pioneers in FM “networking” and Stereo broadcasting.


Networking

During the 1940s Dillard also headed the Washington-based Continental FM Network, a 52-station network. The Continental Network was Dillard’s & Edwin Howard Armstrong's creation to get some content for Armstrong’s Alpine, NJ, station. Dillard's WASH fed a 15 kHz phone line to Alpine. Some of the content was WASH's evening classical record program. The network “connected” Dillard’s WASH-FM to stations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York (as far west as Buffalo), Connecticut, Massachusetts and ending at Mount Washington, in New Hampshire. Many of the stations picked up the broadcast from the station "down the line" and rebroadcast it, thus allowing the next station "up the line" to pick-up the broadcast and forward it along.


Early Stereo

WASH-FM also conducted early experiments with stereo broadcasts. One system was to broadcast one channel over WASH-FM, and the other channel on another of Dillard’s stations, WDON-AM. (1540 Kc Wheaton, MD)


Dillard Sells WASH-FM

Dillard sold WASH-FM in 1968 to Metromedia, who moved the studios and transmitter from Wheaton, MD to Metromedia’s Wisconsin Ave. headquarters. The transmitter was moved to Metromedia’s WTTG-TV’s transmitter facility and broadcast from the WTTG-TV tower.


External links

  • Official site
  • Jammin' Saturday Night official site

 
 

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