Peninsula Broadcasting Company launched WBOC-AM in 1940. The Salisbury, Md., station was a Mutual affiliate.
WBOC-TV, Channel 16, signed on in 1954 as a DuMont Television Network. It picked up a CBS affiliation in 1955 and later cherry-picked programs from NBC and ABC.
A.S. Abell Company, owner of The Baltimore Sun newspaper and Baltimore’s CBS affiliate, WMAR-TV, purchased WBOC-AM-TV. It launched WBOC-FM in 1965.
In 1980, Thomas Draper purchased WBOC-TV. The station also received its first direct competition in the Salisbury area. WMDT-TV signed on as an ABC/NBC affiliate, leaving WBOC-TV to be the full-time CBS affiliate.
WBOC-TV boosted its local news coverage and technical upgrades. As of 2014, Draper Holdings still owns WBOC-TV. The station carries Fox on a digital sub-channel.
Here is a 1980s-era WBOC-TV news open:
As of 2014, the old WBOC-AM is WTGM-AM, carrying a sports format. WBOC-FM became adult contemporary WQHQ-FM. Clear Channel Communications owns both stations.
Source: Wikipedia (WBOC-TV)