WHIZ (AM)

WHIZ (1240 AM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Zanesville, Ohio, featuring a full service format known as "AM 1240 The Voice". Owned by the Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting System, which often does business as the WHIZ Media Group, this station is the local affiliate for ABC News Radio, the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State Buckeyes radio networks, in addition to carrying ESPN Radio and Westwood One programming.[3] WHIZ's studios are located in a combined facility with WHIZ-TV, WHIZ-FM and WZVL on Downard Road in Zanesville, while the transmitter is located to the northeast of the city's downtown.[4] In addition to a standard analog transmission, WHIZ is relayed over low-power Zanesville translator W272EE (102.3 FM) and is available online.

WHIZ
Broadcast areaMuskingum County
Frequency1240 kHz
BrandingAM 1240 The Voice
Programming
FormatFull-service radio
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
July 25, 1924 (1924-07-25)[lower-alpha 1]
Former call signs
  • WEBE (1924–1930)
  • WALR (1930–1939)
Former frequencies
  • 1280 kHz (1924–1927)
  • 1210 kHz (1927–1941)
Call sign meaning
"We're Here in Zanesville"
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID61218
ClassC
Power
  • 1,000 watts (day)
  • 960 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
39.9555°N 81.9835°W / 39.9555; -81.9835
Translator(s)102.3 W272EE (Zanesville)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (local programming only)
Websitewww.whiznews.com/am-1240/

Established in 1924 as WEBE in Cambridge, Ohio, the station was originally a small 10-watt operation until moving to Zanesville in 1930. The present call letters WHIZ were adopted in 1939, and the station was owned by the Littick family for 75 years, during which time WHIZ built a television station and multiple FM radio stations.


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