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Radio Disney Indianapolis logo used on WUBN from 2013 until 2015. Still in use for WZPL's HD-2 signal.
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Logos for WZPL's HD Radio channels.
City Greenfield, Indiana
Broadcast area Indianapolis, Indiana
Branding 99.5 WZPL
Slogan Indy's New #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date June 1, 1962 (as WSMJ)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
HD2: Radio Disney (CHR)
HD3: Sports (WXNT simulcast)
ERP 19,000 watts
HAAT 236 meters
Class B
Facility ID 47144
Former callsigns WSMJ (1962-1979)
WIKS-FM (1979-1983)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations WXNT, WNTR
Webcast Listen Live
Website wzpl.com

WZPL (99.5 FM) is a radio station based in Greenfield, Indiana, and serving the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The station, known as "99-5 WZPL", airs a Top 40 (CHR) format. WZPL is owned by Entercom. Its studios are located on Meridian Street in Indy's northside, and its transmitter tower is on the east side.


The station signed on as WSMJ on June 1, 1962 and remained as such until the spring of 1979 when WSMJ was sold to Heftel Broadcasting. They changed to a disco music format and adopted the call sign WIKS-FM "The New Rock Kiss 99 FM" on April 14, 1979. Later, a contemporary hit radio format was adopted which, aside from a brief experiment playing classic rock in 1989, has continued to this day, though it shifted in a more adult-oriented direction with a hot adult contemporary format. Recently, the station began shifting back towards a pure Top 40 (CHR), and was added to both Mediabase and Nielsen BDS Top 40/CHR reporting panels in November 2012.

The WZPL call sign was adopted in April 1983, but over the years the station has referred to itself by various nicknames. Sister stations include WXNT and WNTR.

The station features The Smiley Morning Show, hosted by Dave Smiley, weekday mornings and Chase Daniels weekday afternoons.

In the early 2000s the station was known as "Z 99-5."

During November 2008, the afternoon show had been hosted by Ryan Seacrest.[1]

HD radio[edit]

In 2005, WZPL became one of the first Indianapolis-area radio stations to broadcast their signal in HD Radio. In 2006, they introduced a stream of All Comedy Radio, a 24-hour comedy station, also known as "The Laugh Button," on their alternate HD 2 digital channel [2]As of October, 2014 The HD Radio guide shows HD 2 as Oldies, and HD 3 as a simulcast of WXNT 1430 AM, CBS Sports Radio.[3]


  1. ^ "WZPL - On-Air with Ryan Seacrest". WZPL. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  2. ^ "WZPL-HD2 All Comedy Radio". WZPL. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=41 HD Radio Guide for Indianapolis

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Coordinates: 39°45′36″N 86°00′22″W / 39.760°N 86.006°W / 39.760; -86.006