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|Broadcast area||Tampa Bay|
|Power||10,000 watts day|
|Callsign meaning||W Tampa InSpirational|
|Former callsigns||WALT (to 1970)
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. The station has now been sold and is expected to return with a Spanish format. Sister station will be 1550 WAMA.
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.
- "FCC Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WTIS
- Radio-Locator Information on WTIS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTIS
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