WNTF-AM 1580 
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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: Mount Dora 

Original Format: Simulcast of WPGS-AM 840  


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

1958-Charlotte Radio & Television Corp. 
1959-Frank Taylor 
1959-Cherry Hill Broadcasters 
1962-Robert Lewis
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) 
2015-Trinity Broadcasting ($100 with WLAA-AM 1600, WOKB-AM 1680, WMEL-AM 1300 and WKIQ-AM 1240 

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-2003-Religious
WNTF-2002-Spanish
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-2015-Spanish  Returned to the air 3/6/15
WNTF-2017-R&B


Names In WNTF History

Sabatta Persaud-1993-2014-President-Rama Communications, Inc.


Shanti Persaud-1993-General Manager-Rama Communications, Inc./2014-President-Trinity Broadcasting


Ed Shiflett-2000-General Manager-American Community Oriented Radio Network

Jay Rowan-2000-Engineering Director/2002-Operations Vice President/Engineering Director-American Community Oriented Radio Network In Memory

Sabita Persaud-2002-President-Rama Communications

Kris Persaud-2002-General Manager-Rama Communications



Steven Delay-Chief Engineer
 
In Memory



Paul B. Walker, Jr.




"D. L." Hughley-2017-3PM-7PM-Trinity Broadcasting 



        


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