WIZF "The Wiz" Oral History Project
Curated by Kim Fox and Karen Turner
About This Project
This project stems from a need to fill the void of the undocumented history of WIZF "The Wiz" 100.9 in Cincinnati, Ohio, which has been black-owned and operated since it's inception in 1987.
WIZF "The Wiz" Timeline
This project stems from a need to fill the void of the undocumented history of WIZF "The Wiz" in Cincinnati, Ohio, which has been black-owned and operated since it's inception in 1987.

This timeline outlines the early years of WIZF "The Wiz."
"Then I got fired by Jay Dubard [laughs] ... you haven't been in radio unless you've been fired."
-long-time Cincinnati radio personality Lincoln Ware

WIZF "The Wiz"
1988
"The Wiz came along, The Wiz kind of, uh, kind of leaned more urban and R&B and took a lot of WBLZ's audience."
-former WIZF deejay Butch Gibson

WIZF "The Wiz"
1990
"Well, actually we recorded on a reel to reel, uh, we recorded our interviews sometimes, especially spots that we had to do for the news."
-former WIZF news director Edna Howell

SHARE YOUR STORY!
Do you have a great story about working at or listening to WIZF "The Wiz" in the early day?
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ABOUT US
Karen M. Turner was the first public affairs director at WIZF "The Wiz" in 1987. She currently teaches at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Kim Fox was hired to work as a part-time announcer at WIZF "The Wiz" in 1987. She currently teaches at The American University in Cairo in Cairo, Egypt.

CONTACT US
to share a WIZF "The Wiz" Story:
Kim Fox
Former WIZF "The Wiz" air personality
Phone: +1 330-536-3193
E-mail:
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