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City of license Tampa, Florida
Broadcast area Tampa Bay Area
Branding Impact Radio
Frequency 1250 kHz
First air date 1922
Format News/Talk
Language(s) English
Power 25,000 watts (day)
5,900 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 23077
Transmitter coordinates
Former callsigns WDAE (?-2000)[1]
Affiliations CBS Radio, Premiere Networks, Fox Sports Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live

WHNZ (1250 AM, "Impact Radio") is an American radio station licensed to serve Tampa, Florida, USA. The station's broadcast license is held by Citicasters Licenses, Inc. WHNZ is one of the eight stations in the Tampa Bay market owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. The station's studios are located in South Tampa and the transmitter site is in Town 'n' Country.

This station, founded in 1922, was assigned the call sign "WHNZ" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 7, 2000.[1]


This station broadcasts a news/talk format with an emphasis on business to the greater Tampa Bay Area.[2] Most of the station's programming is either syndicated or brokered time.

WHNZ was the flagship station of the Tampa Bay Rays from 2005 to 2008. As of 2011, WHNZ airs select games or events moved from WDAE or WFLA due to conflicts.


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 

External links

  • WHNZ official website
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WHNZ
  • Radio-Locator Information on WHNZ
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WHNZ
  • FCC History Cards for WHNZ
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