This is the story of one of the most influential and creative radio station in the nation's capital from the early sixties to the late 80"s, 630 WMAL.
From it's humble beginnings back in 1925, WMAL was founded by Martin A. Leese an optician who operated a small wattage radio station out of his store front shop in northwest Washington, DC. By the 1930's, WMAL became part of the NBC Blue Network, which later evolved into the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). In the 1940's the Evening Star Broadcasting Company, then owner of WMAL became one of the first broadcast outlets in the country to add TV and FM radio to it's line up, WMAL-TV and WMAL-FM was born!
It's biggest heyday began in 1960, when the company appointed a young energetic radio guru named Andrew Ockershausen to station manager, Andy then assembled a radio line-up with a full service format that could only be discribed as "legendary".