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