WVGT-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:  Slogan: "The Voice of the Golden Triangle"

Original Power: 5,000 watts

Original Location: 401 Old Eustis Road

Original Format: MOR/News/Sports

Network Affiliation(s):


1958-Charlotte Radio & Television Corp. 
1959-Frank Taylor 
1959-Cherry Hill Broadcasters 
1962-Robert A. Lewis
1964-Frasure Hull, Inc. ($35,000)
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-Beautiful Music
WNTF-1997-Simulcast of WPGS-AM 840
WNTF-2000-Simulcast of WPGS-AM 840
WNTF-2005-Black Gospel-Simulcast of WOKB-AM 1600
WNTF-2005-Spanish "Latina 1580AM"
WNTF-2011-Spanish Language News/Talk

WVGT Personalities

H. James (Jim) Sharp-1963-Program Director-Robert Lewis Ownership

Charles (Charlie) Northrup-1964-1966-Program Director-Robert Lewis Ownership

"Boots" VanArdsdale-1965-Robert Lewis Ownership

Victor Lent-1965-3PM till signoff weekdays/Mt. Dora High School Golden Hurricanes Football Play-by-Play (taped Friday nights and broadcast Saturday AM)-Robert Lewis Ownership  Biography

Bill Bauman-1967-News-David Rawley, Jr. Ownership  Biography
Roger Bond-1968-Program Director-David Rawley, Jr. Ownership

Michael Solt-1968-Program Director-Universal Broadcasting

Mike Clarke

Bill Barber

Dave Edwards   Biography

Gabe Burton   Biography

Frank Reed    Biography

Chuck Goulder   In Memory

Other Names In WVGT History

Robert Lewis-1963-General Manager-Robert Lewis Ownership
Robert Alderman-1963-Commercial Manager-Robert Lewis Ownership
H. James Sharp-1963-Program Director-Robert Lewis Ownership
Richard Smith-1963-News Director-Robert Lewis Ownership
Richard Mauney-1963-Chief Engineer-Robert Lewis Ownership
David Rawley, Jr.-1965-President-David Rawley, Jr. Ownership

Bill Andrews-1965-General Manager/Commercial Manager/Chief Engineer-David Rawley, Jr. Ownership  Biography
David Ward-1965-Sales Manager-David Rawley, Jr. Ownership
Arch Laney-1965-David Rawley, Jr. Ownership
H. Tom Durr-1968-President-Universal Broadcasting

Jerry Phillians-1968-General Manager-Universal Broadcasting
John Franklin-1968-Chief Engineer-Universal Broadcasting
Leon Ganapol-1972-President-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
Sonny George-1972-President-Cherry Hill Broadcasters
Ron Aicher-1975-Co-Owner with Karl Meek
Karl Meek-1975-Co-Owner with Ron Aicher
Walter "Jack" Kaufman, Jr.-1976-1980  In Memory
Donald  Painter-1980-Co-Owner with Marilyn Painter
Marilyn Painter-1980-Co-Owner with Donald Painter
Johnny Nixon
Bill Wise

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