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In July 1922, Leslie L. Altman, a Navy radio man during World War I started the Bradbury Heights Bus Line to Washington with 2 buses. Its garage & offices were located at 1510 Southern Avenue in SE, DC. In 1926 it incorporated as the Washington, Marlboro and Annapolis (WM&A) Motor Lines, Inc. The bus line grew and on December 6, 1941 opened its new garage & office building at 4421 Southern Ave, SE, DC.

The Federal Communications Commission granted a construction permit for a new FM station to the Chesapeake Broadcasting Company, Inc. in late 1947 to build and operate a station on 96.7 megacycles at Bradbury Heights, Maryland, "just over the District of Columbia line" and granted WBUZ-FM as call letters for the 1KW station.

Treasurer & General Manager of WBUZ-FM was Leslie L. Altman. In late 1948, he was also named President of the Chesapeake Broadcasting Co. while continuing as WBUZ-FM's General Manager.

The Chesapeake Broadcasting Co. reorganized in 1950. For a consideration of $1,300, 22.24% interest was acquired from A.C. Connelly by Leslie L. Altman. The FCC sanctioned this transfer on August 14th, 1950.

In 1959, the Washington, Marlboro & Annapolis Bus Line was sold to an employee group and he retired to Florida where he passed away in 1966.



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