WIZF

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WIZF
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CityErlanger, Kentucky
Broadcast areaCincinnati, Ohio
Branding101.1 The Wiz
SloganCincinnati's #1 Source For Hip-Hop and R&B, and the New Home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show
Frequency101.1 MHz
First air date1965 (as WHKK)
FormatUrban Contemporary
ERP2,500 watts
HAAT155 meters (509 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID5893
Callsign meaningA tribute to the Black musical and movie "The WIZ"
Former callsignsWHKK (1965-1985)
WSAI-FM (1985-1987)
Former frequencies100.9 MHz (1987-2006)
OwnerUrban One
Sister stationsWDBZ WOSL
WebcastListen Live
Websitewiznation.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 2,500 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 14th of 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. As of 2018 the new voice of WIZF is the legendary DJ Drama.

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