WGTW-AM 1580 
Mount Dora

Original Call Letters: WMDF

Originally Licensed:  Jan. 1958

Original City of License: Mount Dora

Original Frequency: 1580

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts

Original Location: Old Highway 441

Original Format: MOR


Network Affiliation(s):

ABC Entertainment

Florida News Network

Owner(s):

1958-Charlotte Radio & Television Corp. 
1959-Frank Taylor 
1959-Cherry Hill Broadcasters 
1962-Robert Lewis
1965-David Rawley
1972-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
1974-Lake Radio, Inc.
1975-Community Broadcasting, Inc.
1976-Walter "Jack" Kaufman, Jr.
1978-Cherry Hill Broadcasting
1980-Donald and Marilyn Painter
1982-Central Florida Broadcasting Inc.  ($175,000)
1987-Group A Productions Ronald Aicher Receiver
1993-Cross Country Communications ($30,000) 
1998-American Community Radio Network
2000-American Community Oriented Radio Network
2002-Peoples Radio Network, Inc
2002-Rama Communications ($600,000 with WGAF-AM 1090) 

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WMDF-1958-Country   "Cross Country"
WVGT-1960-MOR/News/Sports   "The Voice of the Golden Triangle"
WGTW-1975-MOR
WGTW-1976-Country  "Great Country GT158 AM"
WGTW-1976-MOR/Beautiful Music
WHTZ-1981-Easy Listening/Jazz/MOR
WBGB-1983-Easy Listening/Jazz/MOR
WBGB-1984-Beautiful Music
WBGB-1993-Religious
WNTF-1997-Simulcast of WPGS-AM 840
WNTF-2000-News/Talk
WNTF-2002-Spanish
WNTF-2003-Religious
WNTF-2003-Licensed/Silent
WNTF-2005-Black Gospel simulcast of WOKB-AM 1600
WNTF-2005-Spanish "Latina 1580AM"
WNTF-2011-Licensed/Silent  (Jul 1, 2011)
WNTF-2012-Spanish Religious 
WNTF-2014-Licensed/Silent  Mar 21, 2014
WNTF-2017-Classic R&B
WNTF-2017-Vietnamese
WNTF-2017-Caribbean Music/Talk
WNTF-2019-Haitian Christian
WNTF-2020-Vietnamese Language Programming   "Vietnamese Broadcasting Central Florida"
WNTF-2022-Classic R & B


Names In WGTW History

Walter "Jack" Kaufman, Jr.-1974-Co-ownwer-Community Broadcasting, Inc.  In Memory
Matthew G. Byrne-1974-Co-ownwer-Community Broadcasting, Inc.
Richard J. Aicher-1974-Co-ownwer-Community Broadcasting, Inc.
Stephen G. Aicher-1974-Co-ownwer-Community Broadcasting, Inc.
Houston Pearce-1974-General Manager-Lake Radio, Inc.
Ellis Stewart-1974-Station Manager-Lake Radio, Inc.
Anthony Swindle-1974-Advertising Manager-Lake Radio, Inc.


Bob Andrews-1974-Chief Engineer--Community Broadcasting, Inc. Biography    In Memory
Ron Aicher-1975-President/General Manager-Community Broadcasting, Inc.
Mike Foster-1975-Music Director/Program Director-Community Broadcasting, Inc.
Tim Carmody-1975-News Director-Community Broadcasting, Inc.
Karl Meek-1975-Community Broadcasting, Inc.


 

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