|City of license||Zanesville, Ohio|
|First air date||July 8, 1924|
|Power||1,000 watts day
960 watts night
|Callsign meaning||"We're Here In Zanesville"|
|Former callsigns||1924-1929: "'WEBE'"; 1929-1939: WALR|
|Affiliations||ABC Radio, ESPN Radio, Westwood One|
|Owner||WHIZ Media Group
(Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting System, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WHIZ-FM, WHIZ-TV|
WHIZ (1240 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Zanesville, Ohio, USA. The station is currently owned by Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting System, Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio, ESPN Radio and Westwood One.
It began broadcasting with 10 watts on July 8, 1924 as WEBE in Cambridge, Ohio. By 1930, it was WALR, presumably named after its owner, Roy Waller had moved to Zanesville, Ohio. In 1939, the call letters were changed to WHIZ "We're here In Zanesville" and the power was raised to 250 watts. The power was boosted to 1,000 watts in 1950.
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- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WHIZ
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