|City||Dade City, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Northern Tampa Bay Area|
|First air date||September 3, 1983|
|HAAT||147 meters (482 ft)|
|Affiliations||Tampa Bay Buccaneers Radio Network|
|Owner||Neal Ardman |
(NIA Broadcasting, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WMGG, WTMP, W248CA|
WTMP-FM (96.1 MHz "Caliente 96.1 and 1470") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Dade City, Florida. The station is owned by Neal Ardman, through licensee NIA Broadcasting, Inc. WTMP-FM airs a Spanish-language Regional Mexican radio format and is simulcast on co-owned AM 1470 WMGG in Egypt Lake, Florida. WTMP-FM and WMGG are the Spanish-language flagship stations for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Radio Network.
WTMP-FM's studios are on Pan Am Circle in Tampa. Its transmitter is off Spike Road near Spring Lake Highway in Spring Lake, Florida. WTMP-FM is a Class A station, with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 2,800 watts, while several Tampa Bay stations operate at 100,000 watts. This makes WTMP-FM limited in its coverage area to the northern suburbs in the Tampa Bay area.
In 2001, the station was acquired by Tama Broadcasting, Inc. for $4.1 million. Tama already owned AM 1150 WTMP, an urban adult contemporary station. Tama put the same format on 96.1, switching the call sign to WTMP-FM.
In 2018, NIA Broadcasting bought WTMP-FM for $350,000. NIA, owned by Neal Ardman, began simulcasting the Regional Mexican format heard on AM 1470 WMGG on 96.1 WTMP-FM, calling the stations "La Mexicana 96.1 and 1470", but later switched the moniker to "Caliente 96.1 and 1470".
- Official WTMP-FM Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WTMP
- Radio-Locator information on WTMP
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WTMP