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Tampa's urban radio station WTMP goes off air; Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth says explosives brought down World Trade Center

09/08/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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First up today:

According to the Tampa Tribune:

"A Tampa radio station with a long history of serving a predominately black audience has switched formats to reach a young adult Latino audience.

"On Friday, financially troubled WTMP (1150 AM, 96.1 FM) became "La Bahia," meaning "The Bay," playing Spanish and tropical music instead of urban adult contemporary and classic soul.

"Also gone is the syndicated "Tom Joyner Show." The staff has been let go and a new WTMP website is "...


Tampa's WTMP to end R&B & urban music format listen

09/01/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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An institution in Tampa’s urban radio landscape is no more. WTMP, which airs R&B on 96.1 FM and 1150 AM is changing its format. One programmer who was laid off when they switched to automated programming this week is Jarvis El-Amin. He hosted a community talk show called Honest Opinion and says he’s not sure what type of programming will be next.

WTMP website

WTMP page on Wikipedia


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