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Z88 WZIP logo.png
City Akron, Ohio
Broadcast area Akron metro area
Branding Z88
Slogan was Akron's Urban Network back in the 90's
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date December 10, 1962
Format Rhythmic CHR
ERP 7,500 watts
HAAT 250 meters
Class B
Facility ID 66613
Transmitter coordinates 41°04′58.00″N 81°38′2.00″W / 41.0827778°N 81.6338889°W / 41.0827778; -81.6338889
Callsign meaning ZIPs
Former callsigns WAUP (1962–89)
WZIP-FM (1989)
Owner University of Akron
(University of Akron)
Webcast Listen Live

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.[1] 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.[2]

Current programming[edit]

On weekdays, University of Akron students host music shifts. On weekends, WZIP airs various other programming, including news, sports talk, and public affairs.[3]


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