WIZF

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WIZF
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City Erlanger, Kentucky
Broadcast area Cincinnati, Ohio
Branding 101.1 The Wiz
Slogan Cincinnati's #1 Source For Hip-Hop and R&B, and the New Home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show
Frequency 101.1 MHz
First air date 1965 (as WHKK)
Format Urban Contemporary
ERP 2,500 watts
HAAT 155 meters (509 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 5893
Callsign meaning A tribute to the Black musical "The WIZ"
Former callsigns WHKK (1965-1985)
WSAI (1985-1986)
Former frequencies 100.9 MHz (1965-2006)
Owner Radio One
(Blue Chip Broadcasting Licenses, Ltd.)
Sister stations WDBZ, WOSL
Webcast Listen Live
Website wiznation.com

WIZF (101.1 FM, "101.1 The Wiz) is an Urban Contemporary radio station licensed to Erlanger, Kentucky serving the Cincinnati area. The station is owned and operated by Radio One. It broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 2500 watts. Its studios are located at Centennial Plaza in Downtown Cincinnati and the transmitter site is west of the downtown area.

Prior to becoming WIZF in 1987, this frequency held the call letters WHKK and had a religious format.

On July 14, 2006, WIZF changed frequencies from 100.9 FM to 101.1 FM, but kept "The Wiz" as their iconic station's nickname.

WIZF has been the Cincinnati affiliate of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show since 2016.

Pat Garrett has been the voice of WIZF since the station's debut in 1987 all the way to 2015.

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Coordinates: 39°06′18″N 84°33′25″W / 39.105°N 84.557°W / 39.105; -84.557