WNTF-AM 1580 

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):


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) 
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-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-Urban Talk

About WNTF
WNTF-AM1580 is a radio station under the umbrella of Unity Broadcasting a minority owned and operated Broadcasting company with several radio stations.  WNTF is a Central Florida Caribbean Radio Network 2500 watt station.  The target market and demographics is urban 40 plus.  They provide Caribbean music and talk radio that is educational, political, engaging and stimulating. WNTF offers local broadcasting opportunities to brokers who have Caribbean talk topics such as music, political, national and community issues.
Unity Broadcasting DBA as Rama Communications has been in business for over 35 years and has radio stations that have continually been a staple in the Central Florida Market.

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

Magada Ivette Torres-2010-"En Agenda"-Rama Communications

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

Steven Delay-Chief Engineer
In Memory

Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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