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WFBR may refer to:

  • WFBR (AM), a radio station (1590 AM) licensed to Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
  • WFBR-LP, a low-power radio station (95.3 FM) licensed to Mt. Washington, Kentucky, United States
  • WJZ (AM), a radio station (1300 AM) licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, United States, which held the call sign WFBR from the 1920s to 1990
  • Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, a biomedical research institute in Central Massachusetts, which developed the birth control pill in the 1950s

WFBR (1590 AM, "Famous 1590") is a radio station broadcasting a Talk/Personality format. It is licensed for Glen Burnie, Maryland. The station is currently owned by Way Broadcasting Licensee, LLC.

The station was assigned the WFBR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 30, 2004.

The station signed on in 1961 as WISZ, with 500 watts and owned by Butch Gregory, a Vice-President at Westinghouse. He lovingly and expertly built much of the equipment including an antenna phaser unit, and the main studio control console. R. J. ("Bob") Bennett was the first station manager; Program Director was Matt Edwards. The initial format was what is now called Adult Standards or Nostalgia, but was identified by the station as a "Big band Sound". Within two years the format had gravitated to "Country" with the addition of legendary country DJ Ray Davis, whose show was broadcast as a remote from Johnny's New and Used Cars (the "Walking Man's Friend). WISZ-FM 95.9 Mhz was added as a simulcast in 1962, broadcasting from a 90 foot tower in Brooklyn Park, MD. The transmitter was in a garden shed.

WISZ-AM's antenna installation was in a swamp off Crain Highway in Glen Burnie and consisted of seven towers (4 daytime, and four nighttime, with a common base tower). The directional pattern protected WINX in Washington, DC on 1600 kHz, as well as other 1590 stations to the northeast. The "null" towards Washington was so pronounced that at certain points only a mile away, the towers could seen but not heard.

The station's mascot was an owl- "The WISZ Old Owl"