WZIP-AM 1590 

South Daytona

Original Call Letters: WDAT

Originally Licensed: March 14, 1957 

Original City of License: South Daytona

Original Frequency: 1590

Origin of Call Letters:  

Original Power: 1,000 watts/32 watts night time

Original Location:

Original Format: Oldies


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

1957
-Thomas Carr

1957-Daytona Broadcasting Company

1959-Quality Broadcasting of Daytona, Inc.

1963-Seven Cities Broadcasting Corp.

1967-J. Shea Peeples

1975-WELE Radio, Inc.

1989-PSI Communications ($250,000)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WDAT-1957-Country Western
WELE-1959-Country Western
WELE-1963-Negro 
WELE-1967-Country
WZIP-1981-Oldies
WZIP-1986-Country
WPUL-1989-Black Gospel/R&B Oldies  "Victory Radio"
WPUL-2005-Progressive Talk   "AM 1590 Victory Radio"


History Of WZIP
WZIP was originally WDAT before becoming WELE in the 70s, and it was co-owned with WELE-FM 105.9 Deland. Both stations were playing country at the time. When Sidney Frazer and Sheldon Katz sold WELE-AM 1590 separately from the FM, that is when the call letters became WZIP, however, the format remained country for while before flipping to oldies. WZIP was a Mutual Broadcasting System network affiliate for Daytona Beach. The station was, and still is licensed to South Daytona, although, at one time, previous owner Frank Conale wanted to change the city of license to Port Orange. WZIP had a construction permit to increase its daytime power to 5,000 watts non directional, however, that CP expired sometime in 1983 or perhaps 1984 and WZIP never powered up past its current authorized 1,000 watt daytime authorization. 


WZIP Personalities


John Barrett-1981-1983-Program Director/Operations Manager Biography


Rick Brady-1986-1988-
Sports Director/Sports talk show Biography


"Cadillac Jack" Stevens-Music Director
Jeff Lewis
Rick Williams
Jackie Britton
Dave "The Mighty Midget"
George White
Steve Biro-News Director    
Phyllis Hartmann  In Memory


Other Names In WZIP History



Charles Cherry, Sr.-1988-President-Tama Communications

Frank Canale-General Manager

Howard Griboff



George "Harold" Utter-Engineer In Memory    


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