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City of license Zanesville, Ohio
Branding AM 1240
Slogan WHIZnews
Frequency 1240 (kHz)
First air date July 8, 1924
Format Variety
Power 1,000 watts day
960 watts night
Class C
Facility ID 61218
Transmitter coordinates 39°57′20.00″N 81°59′1.00″W / 39.9555556°N 81.9836111°W / 39.9555556; -81.9836111
Callsign meaning "We're Here IZanesville"
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
Webcast no
Website www.whiznews.com

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.[1]


It began broadcasting with 10 watts on July 8, 1924 as WEBE in Cambridge, Ohio.[2] By 1930, it was WALR, presumably named after its owner, Roy Waller had moved to Zanesville, Ohio.[3] 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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