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City Capitol Heights, Maryland
Broadcast area Metro Washington, D.C.
Branding "Radio Sputnik"
Frequency 1390 AM kHz
First air date April 7, 1947[1]
Format Russian News[2]
Power 5,000 Watts day and night
Class B
Facility ID 73306
Transmitter coordinates 38°54′15.0″N 77°9′54.0″W / 38.904167°N 77.165000°W / 38.904167; -77.165000
Former callsigns WEAM (1947-1984)
WMZQ (1984-1996)
WZHF (1996-Present)[3]
Affiliations Radio Sputnik
Owner Multicultural Broadcasting
(Way Broadcasting Licensee, LLC)

WZHF is a Russian News formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Capitol Heights, Maryland, serving Metro Washington, D.C.[2] WZHF is owned and operated by Way Broadcasting.[4]


The station was originally licensed to Arlington, Virginia. In April 2014, station owner Way Broadcasting applied to change the community of license to Capitol Heights, Maryland.[5] The reason behind the change was the station's tower location in Falls Church, Virginia, was not renewed after more than two decades.[6] In June 2014, WZHF began broadcasting from a tower used by WJFK and WUST in Walker Mill, Maryland.[6][7]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-559. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WZHF Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Application for Construction Permit for Commercial Broadcast Station". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. December 23, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Engineering STA". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. June 25, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Location of WZHF Tower in Walker Mill, Maryland". Google Maps. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 

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