WFED (1500 AM) is a 50,000 watt Class A radio station in the Washington, D.C. region, broadcasting from just outside the District line in Wheaton, Maryland. The station broadcasts a news, talk and information format targeted towards U.S. government employees under the moniker Federal News Radio.
WFED transmits with a power of 50,000 watts continuously. While it is the most powerful AM radio station in the city, WFED has a nighttime signal oriented north-south to avoid interference with sister station KSTP in St. Paul, Minnesota; KSTP is also a 50,000 watt Class A station on 1500 AM. WFED's signal can be heard reliably on the East Coast of North America and is often heard by radio enthusiasts in Europe. In 2006, the station began broadcasting in digital " HD Radio", utilizing iBiquity Digital Corp.'s IBOC ( in-band on-channel) technology.
Both stations are currently owned by Hubbard Broadcasting and its programming originates from Hubbard's broadcast complex in northwest Washington, D.C.