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City of license Fairhaven, MA
Broadcast area New Bedford/Fall River
Branding WBSM AM 1420
Frequency 1420 kHz
First air date July 17th 1949
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts Daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
Class B
Affiliations Boston Red Sox, Boston College Eagles football
Owner Citadel Broadcasting

WBSM is an AM radio station broadcasting in the New Bedford/Fall River market area with a News/Talk format. It broadcasts on 1420 kilocycles and is under ownership of Citadel Broadcasting. This station is also home of the Boston Red Sox and Boston College football games. Weekdays begin with longtime local favorite Pete Braley, followed by the syndicated Dennis Miller. Afternoons showcase talk radio host Ken Pittman who has been spot-lighted on national news shows such as Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor", and "Weekend Live", also appearing on CNN and New England Cable News(NECN)several times with Jim Braude.

Notable Alumni


  • 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-166

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