WBAL (1090 kHz AM) is a News radio/Talk/Sports radio station located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Owned by the Hearst Corporation, WBAL broadcasts from a three-tower transmitting facility in Randallstown, Maryland. The station shares its studios and offices with sister stations WBAL-TV (channel 11) and WIYY (97.9 FM, formerly WBAL-FM) on Television Hill in Baltimore's Woodberry neighborhood.
As a 50,000-watt Class A clear-channel station, WBAL is the most powerful station in Maryland. Its directional nighttime signal covers most of the eastern half of North America, and reaches as far as Nova Scotia and Bermuda. Its daytime signal easily covers most of the Washington metropolitan area, most of the Eastern Shore, and large portions of Delaware and Pennsylvania. WBAL employs the largest number of news staff of any radio station in the state. WBAL and WIYY are the only two radio stations still owned by Hearst.