KITZ (1400 AM) is a radio station featuring a News/Talk format. Licensed to Silverdale, Washington, United States, it serves the Puget Sound Region. It is currently owned by KITZ Radio, Inc. consisting of the gun-rights group Second Amendment Foundation and its affiliate, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Its main studio and production facilities are in Port Orchard.

Broadcast areaSeattle, Washington
Frequency1400 kHz
FormatTalk radio
First air date
1952 (as KTNT in Tacoma, Washington)[1]
Former call signs
KTNT (1952[1]-1983)[2]
KPMA (1983-1985)[2] both in Tacoma, Washington
Technical information
Facility ID9737
Power1,000 watts day
890 watts night

It was launched in 1952 as KTNT in Tacoma, Washington, owned by the Tacoma News Tribune,[1] which also owned KTNT-TV (now KSTW) and KTNT-FM (now KIRO-FM). In 1983, the station became KPMA, which broadcast until 1985.

It was relaunched in 1986 as KITZ, under the ownership of Silversound Broadcasting Company, and its City of License was transferred to Silverdale.


  1. ^ a b c History Cards for KITZ, Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Call Sign History, Retrieved May 25, 2018.

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Coordinates: 47°37′45″N 122°39′52″W / 47.62917°N 122.66444°W / 47.62917; -122.66444