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-Classic R&B
WNTF-2017-Vietnamese
WNTF-2017-Caribbean Music/Talk


About WNTF
WNTF 1580AM 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 that is a 2500 watt station.  Our target market and demographics is urban 40 plus.  We 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




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



Steven Delay-Chief Engineer
 
In Memory



Paul B. Walker, Jr.



        


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