The station went on the air as WZIP on October 5, 1947. It then switched the callsign to WTSJ on April 8, 1981. On February 11, 2006, the station changed its call sign to WCVX and adopted the Victory 1050 slogan.
The WCVX call letters and Christian radio format moved to 1160 AM on February 1, 2013. At that time, 1050 AM flipped to an Urban Gospel format, and changed their call letters to WGRI.