WTIG

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WTIG
ESPN Radio 990 AM
City of license Massillon, Ohio
Broadcast area Massillon, Ohio
Branding ESPN Radio 990
Frequency 990 (kHz)
First air date 1957
Format Sports Talk
Power 250 watts (daytime)
112 watts (nighttime)
Class D
Facility ID 15282
Callsign meaning Massillon TIGers
(local high school football team nickname)
Owner WTIG, Inc.
Website espn990.com

WTIG is an AM radio station in Massillon, Ohio operating on 990 kHz and featuring sports talk programming from ESPN Radio. Despite being in northeast Ohio, the station is an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Columbus Blue Jackets radio networks. WTIG is also an affiliate of Notre Dame football.

History[edit]

WTIG was granted its license from the FCC in 1957. The original studios were located in a local motel located along U.S. Route 30. The studios were moved shortly afterward to a location in downtown Massillon, which later burned to the ground. The studios were then moved to occupy the top floor of the Massillon Building at the intersection of N. Erie St. and Lincoln Way (State Route 172) in downtown Massillon. The station ownership eventually moved the studios to the station's transmitter facilities in Newman, Ohio as a cost-saving measure.

In its heyday, WTIG was a Top 40 station as "Tiger Radio," and was still playing blocks of music well into the 1990s. Because of its relatively low power and directional pattern, WTIG does not cover Canton with a strong signal, focusing instead on Massillon, its city of license.

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Coordinates: 40°49′57″N 81°33′39″W / 40.83250°N 81.56083°W / 40.83250; -81.56083