|Broadcast area||Akron metro area|
|First air date||December 10, 1962|
|Former callsigns||WAUP (1962–89)
|Owner||University of Akron
(University of Akron)
WZIP (88.1 FM) – branded Z88 – is a non-commercial educational college radio station licensed to Akron, Ohio, serving the Akron metro area. Owned by the University of Akron, the station broadcasts a rhythmic contemporary hit radio (rhythmic CHR) format. The WZIP studios are located on the University of Akron campus, while the station transmitter resides in Copley Township. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WZIP is available online.
WZIP first began broadcasting as WAUP on December 16, 1962. On June 5, 1989, the station callsign was changed to WZIP-FM; the callsign was selected to reflect the University's mascot (the "Akron Zips"); less than a year later, on October 17, 1989, the station dropped the "-FM" suffix, thereby adopting the WZIP callsign still in use today.