This Day in History: March 20: WCBM became Baltimore’s third radio station

In 1924, WCBM became Baltimore’s third radio station. There are two meanings attached to its call letters: WCBM broadcasted from the Chateau Hotel (Chateau Baltimore Maryland), but since the station was originally owned by Seventh Baptist Church, the letters were also associated with the motto “Where Christ Blesses Multitudes,” which was printed on the station’s letterhead. Above, Junior League Glee Club members sing on air in 1930. (Baltimore Sun photo, 1930)

1727: Physicist, mathematician and astronomer Isaac Newton died in London; he was 85.

1852: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel about slavery, was published.

1928: Children’s television personality Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pa.

1969: Beatles singer John Lennon married artist Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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