To improve communication and enhance the safety of those living, working and visiting in Ocean City, the Town of Ocean City has installed a FM emergency advisory radio system. WPSB 99.5 FM is broadcast from the 65th Street Public Safety Radio Tower and can be received in the greater Ocean City area. WWOP 100.3 FM also broadcasts the same programming from a tower near Ocean Pines and can be heard as you approach or depart the Ocean City area.

The primary use of this station is to inform the public of emergency conditions in the area and how to respond to them. An emergency could consist of severe weather or any other condition that could affect the well-being of the public in the Ocean City area.

This non-commercial radio station is managed by the Emergency Services Department, and in non-emergency situations, the station broadcasts community information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Messages that play on a 10 to 15 minute cycle include emergency preparedness information. Having a non-commercial FCC license does not allow any commercial broadcasting.

The FM radio system was acquired by the Town with a Homeland Security grant.

Be sure to keep your FM radio dial tuned to 99.5 or 100.3 for additional emergency preparedness information or emergency advisories.


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