WNZF-AM 1550

Original all Letters: WAYI  (Construction Permit)

Originally Licensed:  Feb. 2005

Original City of License: Bunnell

Original Frequency: 1550

Origin of Call Letters: Slogan: NewS for Flagler County

Original Power: 9,500 daytime/520 watts nighttime

Original Location: 2405 East Moody Boulevard Suite 402

Original Format: News/Talk

Network Affiliation(s):



2005-Flag Radio, Inc
2007-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC. ($150,000 for construction permit)
2007-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC. (Gary Smithwick)
2007-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC. (James E. Martin) 
2011-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC. (James E. Martin, Trustee of James E. Martin Rev. Trust)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WAYI-2005-Construction Permit
WNZF-2007-Construction Permit

History Of WNZF
In 2007, Lynn Hawkins of DeLand-based Flag Radio, Inc. sold the construction permit of WAYI-AM 1550 to Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC (James E. Martin, Gary S. Smithwick, William G. Brown, Clifton G. Moor). In May of 2008 the City of Bunnell Planning and Zoning Committee unanimously approved a site plan for Flagler county’s first full service commercial radio station. WNZF Radio will broadcast on 1550 am with 8,700 watts on the AM band and simulcasting on 106.3 FM.  The format, according to station officials will be 24 hours of news, talk and information with strong emphasis on Flagler county events. The station will have a news-talk format emphasizing local news, weather and  emergency information. The company has requested the call letters WNZF , which stands for News-Flagler. Martin said the lower nighttime coverage is something the company hopes to improve as soon as possible. He said another AM station in Miami operates at the same frequency and is subject to nighttime jamming from Cuba. "There is a Cuban-American station on 1550 in Miami which we believe must have provoked the jamming from Cuba," he said. "It is a bizarre relic from the days when the Soviet Union used to jam the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe." Flagler Broadcasting's association with InterMart Broadcasting brings it decades of experience in building and operating radio stations throughout the Southeast, including stations in Atlanta, St. Augustine, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Naples and Fort Myers. In addition to Martin, who has been involved in the construction and management of 22 radio stations, company officials include Gary S. Smithwick, a communications attorney who has operated a radio station in North Carolina. Clifton G. Moor and William G. Brown are also on the management team and will head up the engineering part of the new station. The station will be located at City Plaza on Moody Boulevard near the new Town Center development.

Names In WNZF History

Lynn Hawkins-2005-Flag Radio, Inc.

James E. Martin-2005-President-Flagler County Broadcasting

Gary S. Smithwick-2005-Flagler County Broadcasting 

Clifton G. Moor-2005-Flagler County Broadcasting 

William G. Brown-2005-Flagler County Broadcasting 

Tricia Woods-Chief Financial Officer-Flagler County Broadcasting 

David Ayres-2008-General Manager/ Host of "Flagler Forum"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Ron Charles
-2008-News Director/Engineering-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC  Biography

Cindy Turner-2008-Sales/Host of "Swap N Shop"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Terry Turner-2008-Sales/Host of "Flagler Outdoorsman, Fishing, Hunting & More"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Ann Weaver-2008-Sales-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Dr. Dave West-2008-Co-host of "Wake Up Flagler"-
Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Mary G.-2008--Co-host of "Wake Up Flagler"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Producer Marc-2008-Producer of "Wake Up Flagler"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Dave O'Dell-2008--Co-host of "Wake Up Flagler"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Gustavo Ramos-2009-"Buenos Dias Flagler"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Jan Gage-2010-"Flagler Magazine Radio Show"-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Other Programs In WNZF History

Jacksonville Jaguars Football-2013-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Laura Ingraham-Syndicated-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Sean Hannity-Syndicated-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Dave Ramsey-Syndicated-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Glenn Beck-Syndicated-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Mark Levin-Syndicated-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Michael Savage-Syndicated-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Jacksonville Jaguars Football-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Flagler Palm Coast High School Football-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Flagler Magazine-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

Coast To Coast-Syndicated-Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC

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