WTIS

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WTIS
City Tampa, Florida
Broadcast area Tampa Bay
Slogan Christian Inspirational
Frequency 1110 kHz
Format Religious
Power 10,000 watts day
Class D
Facility ID 74088
Transmitter coordinates 27°52′26.00″N 82°37′53.00″W / 27.8738889°N 82.6313889°W / 27.8738889; -82.6313889
Callsign meaning W Tampa InSpirational
Former callsigns WALT (to 1970)
WQYK (1970-1976)
Owner WTIS-AM, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wtis1110.com

WTIS (1110 AM) was a radio station broadcasting a religious format. Licensed to Tampa, Florida, United States, it served the Tampa Bay area. The station is currently owned by WTIS-AM, Inc.

The station formerly broadcast only during daytime hours, to protect clear channel stations WBT in Charlotte, North Carolina and KFAB in Omaha, Nebraska.

On January 1, 2017 WTIS notified the FCC that it had suspended operations on December 31, 2016 because it had lost its lease to the transmitter site. It requested authorization to remain off the air for six months while it searched for a new site. The authorization was granted on January 18, 2017.[1] The station has now been sold and is expected to return with a Spanish format. Sister station will be 1550 WAMA.

Station history[edit]

This station was formerly WALT, a pioneer Top-40 station in the Tampa area.

In 1970, Suncoast Radio, the owners of future WQYK-FM 99.5, bought WALT and relaunched it as a country music station, WQYK. The signal was simulcast with WQYK-FM until 1976, when the AM station was sold to a religious broadcaster and its call letters changed to WTIS.

Licensed to Tampa, WTIS’ transmitter, and directional three-tower array are located in St. Petersburg at 311 112th Avenue N.E. In addition to its regular religious programming, WTIS aired The Debra Evans in the Morning Show, The Herman Cain Show, The Pete O'Shea Show and The Adam Smith Show.

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