|Broadcast area||Sarasota - Bradenton|
|Branding||103.9 Kiss FM|
|Owner||iHeartMedia, Inc. |
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
|WCTQ, WDIZ, WRUB, WSRZ-FM, WTZB|
First air date
|December 7, 1939|
Former call signs
|Translator(s)||103.9 W280EV (Sarasota)|
|Repeater(s)||107.9 WSRZ-HD2 (Coral Cove)|
|Webcast||Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)|
WSDV (1450 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Sarasota, Florida, and broadcasting to the Sarasota - Bradenton radio market. It has a Top 40 - CHR radio format and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.
WSDV is powered at 1,000 watts non-directional. Programming is also heard on FM translator W283EV. The station uses the translator's dial position, calling itself KISS-FM 103.9. Many iHeart Top 40 stations use the KISS-FM brand, such as KIIS-FM Los Angeles and KHKS Dallas.
On December 7, 1939signed on the air. Its call sign was originally WSPB, powered at 250 watts, located at 1420 kilocycles. Its tower and studios were on City Island. The North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement (NARBA) in 1941 moved its dial position to 1450 kHz., the station first
WSPB became a CBS Radio Network affiliate, airing CBS's line up of dramas, comedies, news, sports, soap operas, game shows and big band broadcasts. It was unique among stations on the Gulf Coast of Florida to run hourly news updates before this was a common practice.
In 1965, WSPB-FM signed on at 106.3 (now WLTQ-FM at 106.5) as a full-time simulcast of the AM. There have been many formats at 1450, ranging from Classical Music in the 1990s to Oldies later in the decade. For part of the 1990s, the station, using the WSPB call sign, simulcast co-owned Tampa talk radio station WFLA 970 AM until 2002. At that point, it switched to adult standards, using the WSRQ call letters beginning in 2003.
On March 17, 2016, WSDV and WDDV switched to a talk radio format.
On November 1, 2017, WSDV split from its simulcast with WDDV and began stunting with Christmas music. On January 1, 2018, the station became 103.9 Kiss FM with a Top 40/CHR format. It is the only iHeartMedia-owned KISS-FM station on the AM band, although most of its listeners tune in the 103.9 translator to hear the station in FM stereo.
- Official website
- WSDV in the FCC AM station database
- WSDV on Radio-Locator
- WSDV in Nielsen Audio's AM station database