City Massillon, Ohio
Broadcast area Massillon, Ohio
Branding ESPN Radio 990
Frequency 990 (kHz)
First air date 1957
Format Sports Talk
Power 250 watts (daytime)
112 watts (nighttime)
Class D
Facility ID 15282
Callsign meaning Massillon TIGers
(local high school football team nickname)
Affiliations Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network
Cincinnati Reds Radio Network
Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network
Owner WTIG, Inc.
Website espn990.com

WTIG is an AM radio station in Massillon, Ohio operating on 990 kHz and featuring sports talk programming from ESPN Radio. Despite being in northeast Ohio, the station is an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Columbus Blue Jackets radio networks. WTIG is also an affiliate of Notre Dame football.


WTIG was granted its license from the FCC in 1957. The original studios were located on the second floor of a building just a half block south of the town square, which later suffered a fire. The studios were immediately moved to the Massillon Motel, located on Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon.(then route 30). Due to space limitations the studios were then moved to occupy a portion of the 2nd floor of the Massillon Building on the square (intersection of N. Erie St. and Lincoln Way, now Route 172) in downtown Massillon. In the mid-1990's the station ownership eventually moved the studios to the station's transmitter facilities on Karen Avenue NW as a cost-saving measure.

In its heyday, WTIG was a Top 40 station as "Tiger Radio," and was still playing blocks of music well into the 1990s. Because of its FCC Class D status and lower power and directional pattern south (to protect a Canadian licensee of the same frequency) WTIG does not cover areas north but concentrates on the Canton-Massillon area and surrounding townships. The programming for the past 20 years has been Sports, and affiliation with ESPN using the promotional name "ESPN 990." In addition to local sports, they carry Cincinnati Bengals football and Cincinnati Reds baseball.

Coordinates: 40°49′57″N 81°33′39″W / 40.83250°N 81.56083°W / 40.83250; -81.56083

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