WMDF-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: Location: Mount Dora Florida 

Original Power: 1,000 watts

Original Location: 401 Old Eustis Road

Original Format: Country

Network Affiliation(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.
1980-Donald and Marilyn Painter
1982-Central Florida Broadcasting Inc.
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-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
WNTF-1997-Simulcast of WPGS-AM 840
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-Caribbean Music/Talk
WNTF-2019-Haitian Christian
WNTF-2020-Vietnamese Language Programming   "Vietnamese Broadcasting Central Florida"
WNTF-2022-Classic R & B
WNTF-2022-Classic R & B

Names In WMDF History

Francis Fitzgerald-1955-President-Charlotte Radio & Television Corp.

Tom Osbourne-1958-Program Director-Charlotte Radio & Television Corp.
Paul Sealy-1958-Chief Engineer-Charlotte Radio & Television Corp.
Lois Griffey-1958-Women's Director-Charlotte Radio & Television Corp.

Frank Taylor-1959-President-Cherry Hill Broadcasters

Bill Andrews-1959-General Manager-Cherry Hill Broadcasters Biography
Helmut Lippmann-1959-President-Cherry Hill Broadcasters 
Harry Brown-1959-General Manager/Chief Engineer-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
Sylvester Scotti-1959-Commercial Manager-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
George Allen-1960-Program Director-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
George Reynolds-1960-Promotions Manager-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
Myrtle Abbott-1960-News Director-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
Jim Gilbert-1961-General Manager-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
Walter "Jack" Kaufman, Jr.-1976-Owner    In Memory

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