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A news talker owned by Cumulus, and before that Citadel and ABC, WMAL, 630 AM (and now also on 105.9 FM), is one of the oldest continuously operating stations in the DC area. It was started in the 1925 and named after the M.A. Leese Optical Company. It was located at several different spots on the dial including 1410, 1020, 1310, 990 and 1240 before settling down on 630 in 1928. For many years WMAL was owned by the now defunct Washington Star newspaper along with Channel 7. Back in the 1950s through the 1970s, the station sported a full-service talk and music format. WMAL-AM and WMAL-FM (now WRQX) were sold to ABC back in the 1970s. Do you remember the old days with Frank Harden and Jackson Weaver, and the cool, smart jazz of Felix Grant? Now that was class radio. WMAL's transmission towers are near the I-270 "split" on I-495 in Bethesda.....


A 1950s WMAL radio ad


An oil painting of classic WMAL radio morning men Frank Harden and Jackson Weaver


A WMAL radio promo from the 1970s


A WMAL radio Redskins promo in the 1970s


A WMAL piggie bank


A WMAL memory


The old WMAL copter


WMAL radio's longtime overnight police beat reporter Larry Krebs


WMALers Harden and Weaver with Colonel Saunders


Remember when the Redskins were on WMAL?


Remember when the Redskins were on WMAL?


Remember when the Redskins were on WMAL?


Your soda wouldn't go flat with this handy WMAL bottle topper.


A 1947 WMAL press pass for a Redskins game.....


Bill Mayhugh at WMAL.....

A WMAL matchbook.....


A WMAL radio promo for Tom Gauger.....


WMAL morning men Harden and Weaven in a Pat Oliphant cartoon.....


WMAL's overnight jazzman Felix Grant.....


A WMAL 1969 promo.....


A WMAL 1970s Redskins promo.....


WMAL in the 1990s.....



DC radio veteran Chris Core's been on the local airwaves since the early 1970s. All of that time on WMAL. Here are four pics with some of his guests on his mid-morning show, which ended its run in 2009.....