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City of license Knoxville, Tennessee
Broadcast area Knoxville and Vicinity
Branding 'Sports Radio 1180 The VLZ'
Frequency 1180 kHz
Format Sports Talk
Power 10,000 watts day
2,600 watts critical hours
Class D
Facility ID 43771
Transmitter coordinates 35°58′48″N 83°49′9″W / 35.98000°N 83.81917°W / 35.98000; -83.81917Coordinates: 35°58′48″N 83°49′9″W / 35.98000°N 83.81917°W / 35.98000; -83.81917
Former callsigns WHJM (1987-2002)
Owner Kirkland Wireless
Webcast Listen Live

WVLZ is a radio station in Knoxville, Tennessee. It broadcasts locally on 1180 AM. Branded Sports Radio 1180 The VLZ.


Former Logo for WVLZ, when it was a Sports Station.

In 1993 WHJM played Christian country.[1] Later, the station was talk radio.[2]

Morgan Broadcasting Co., of which Harry Morgan was president, sold WHJM and WKCE to Kirkland Wireless Broadcasters, Inc. for $400,000 in a deal reported February 24, 2002.[3]

From January 2009 until August 29 2014, WVLZ 1180 was known as Tennessee Sports Radio. The station's programming included show hosts such as former University of Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge and former UT wide receiver Jayson Swain.


On August 29, 2014, WVLZ changed branding and format to "Oldies 1180", but returned to sports as Sports Radio 1180 The VLZ on Monday, January 5th, 2015.[4] The station has been sold to Whiplash Community Radio Inc.[citation needed]


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