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Encyclopedia > WIZE
WIZE
Broadcast area Springfield, Ohio
Branding 980 Homer
Slogan The Sports Animal
First air date 1940
Frequency 1340 (kHz)
Format sports/talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Website www.wone.com

WIZE is an AM radio station in Springfield, Ohio operating on 1340 kHz. WIZE is owned by Clear Channel Communications and carries a sports talk radio format via a near 24-hour simulcast of WONE 980-AM, as a result, the station uses the on-air nickname "980 Homer." It carries programming from Fox Sports Radio, as well as the Jim Rome Show. Almost all of WIZE/WONE's locally-based daytime lineup is now simulcast from Cincinnati sister station WCKY 1530-AM; in fact, the "Homer" nickname and imaging is the same as WCKY's. Springfield is the county seat of Clark County in the State of Ohio. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a form of talk radio devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of sporting events. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... Springfield is the county seat of Clark County in the State of Ohio. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a form of talk radio devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of sporting events. ... WONE is an AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating on 980 kHz with sports talk format. ... Fox Sports Radio is a service of Premiere Radio Networks (a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications). ... James Jim Rome (born October 14, 1964) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... WCKY is an AM radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 1530 kHz with 50,000 watts, and its transmitter is located in nearby Covington, Kentucky. ...


History

The station took the air on November of 1940. Throughout much of the 1960's and 1970's, WIZE was the most popular Top 40 station in the area. Among the list of past employees include comedian Jonathan Winters, Jim Baldridge, Dennis Carter, Duke Rollins, the late John Hall and Johnny Walker. The station was owned by Air Trails Broadcasting (which eventually became Great Trails Broadcasting) and due to its' success, was the most profitable station in the group. WING in Dayton, WCOL in Columbus and WGTZ, Eaton (formerly WJAI) were also owned by Great Trails. Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jonathan Winters (born November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American comedic actor. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... John Hall may refer to (reverse chronological): John Douglas Hall, North Carolina politician, c. ... The name John Walker can refer to: John Walker (inventor), inventor of the friction match, in 1827 John Walker (programmer), one of the designers of AutoCAD John Walker (runner), winner of the Olympic Games 1500m in 1976 John Walker (painter), nominee for the Turner Prize in 1985 John Walker (Birmingham... A Laughing Gull with its wings extended in a gull wing profile Aircraft wing planform shapes: a swept wing KC-10 Extender (top) refuels a trapezoid-wing F/A-22 Raptor A wing is a surface used to produce lift and therefore flight, for travel in the air or another... WCOL General information The call letters WCOL are used by a radio station in Columbus, Ohio owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... WGTZ (for Great Trails Z-93) is a commercial FM station licensed to Eaton, Ohio at 92. ...


Even though WIZE carried the Top 40 format well into the 1980's, the station itself became oversold in this period, and ratings started to fall. Reportedly, as much as 40 minutes of commercial material were sold in a normal broadcast hour. After efforts to reverse the decline failed, Jerry Staggs took over as general manager, eventually bought the station, and replaced the Top 40 with an adult standards format. Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ...


Staggs also opererated the former WBLY, the predicessor of WULM as part of a local marketing agreement with owner RAY(Ronald A. Yountz) Broadcasting. By this time, both stations operated in the same building. Staggs sold the station in 1990 to WONE's then-owner, DKM Broadcasting, which dropped all local programming for a simulcast of WONE, effectively ending any and all relationship with Springfield. WULM (1600 AM) is an American commercial radio station licensed to (and still originating in) Springfield, Ohio. ... PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS...


After a stint as a country music station, WONE/WIZE changed to Adult Standards on November 29, 1994. It adopted its present sports talk format (as "Sports ONE") on December 8, 2003, competing with Radio One-owned WING. This eventually became a near-total simulcast of then "1360 Homer" in Cincinnati, which continues even as the "Homer" format itself moved from WSAI to WCKY 1530-AM on July 2006. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American managed U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... WSAI is an AM radio station broadcasting out of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... WCKY is an AM radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 1530 kHz with 50,000 watts, and its transmitter is located in nearby Covington, Kentucky. ...


WIZE's signal is used now to help alleviate coverage problems with the directionally-aimed WONE for the Springfield area. (Concurrently, the same can be said for WONE's main relay of WCKY today filling in certain gaps in the Dayton area.) WIZE's current transmitter site hosts their former studios, which are currently in use by locally-owned WULM 1600-AM, which in 2005 was renovated, updated and dedicated to the memory of John Hall who was WIZE's long time morning personality and the first program director and station manager of WULM before his death in 2004. WONE is an AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating on 980 kHz with sports talk format. ... WONE is an AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating on 980 kHz with sports talk format. ... WCKY is an AM radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 1530 kHz with 50,000 watts, and its transmitter is located in nearby Covington, Kentucky. ... WULM (1600 AM) is an American commercial radio station licensed to (and still originating in) Springfield, Ohio. ...


External links

  • Official WONE/WIZE site
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WIZE

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