MTA Officially Launches WTTZ-93.5 FM as “The Maryland Transportation Channel” & First New Radio Station in Baltimore in Nearly Three Decades
Only Station in the Region Offering Frequent Rush Hour Traffic, Transit & BWI Information
BALTIMORE, MD (MARCH 17, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to officially launch WTTZ-93.5 FM, the first new radio station in Baltimore since 1988.
Dubbed “The Maryland Transportation Channel,” WTTZ includes commuter updates from the MTA, Maryland Aviation Administration , Maryland Transportation Authority and State Highway Administration , along with information from the Maryland Port Administration and Motor Vehicle Administration . WTTZ will feature an instrumental music format with some vocals.
“The MTA is excited to introduce WTTZ-93.5 FM to the Baltimore media market, which will be the only station in the marketplace providing regular rush hour transit reports, highway traffic conditions, and BWI Airport updates including information about delays,” said MTA Administrator/CEO Paul Comfort. “This first-in-the-marketplace format has uniquely positioned the MTA to be the only source for a complete picture of what’s happening on the rails, roads and in the air.”
“WTTZ is a ground breaking format not only in the Baltimore media market, but it also continues to show that the MTA is a national transit industry leader,” said Marc Jones, MTA Manager of Broadcast Operations. “The launch of this station places the MTA as one of the only transit agencies in the country operating an FM radio station in a major media market.”
Today’s launch of WTTZ will air as a simulcast on MTA’s other radio station – WMVK-107.3 FM in Perryville, Md. – and will be live-streamed on video on the MTA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov . Customers also can call MTA’s Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 410-539-5000 or 410-539-3497 (TTY). Please visit MTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland. MTA reminds passengers to report unattended bags and unusual behavior to police or transit personnel. If you see something, say something. Visit www.securetransit.org for more information.