Radio Station Information

WZIP 88.1 FM

City of License:
Akron, OH


Akron, OH

The University Of Akron

WZIP is an FM non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 88.1 MHz. The station is licensed to Akron, OH and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts Variety programming.

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Most Played Artist

Rihanna, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Fabolous, Ke$ha, Mike Posner, Flo-Rida, Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Disturbed, Dev, Three Days Grace, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Korn, Diddy & Dirty Money, Stone Sour

Nearby Radio Stations

WKSU 89.7 FM, FM 94.9 WQMX, 640 WHLO, WAPS 91.3 FM, 97.5 WONE, Air 1 102.5, K-Love 90.7, WWWR 97.1 FM, WAKR 1590 AM, WCFI 96.1 FM

Listener Comments and Reviews

We all think its great of WZIP to interview the "MULLIGANS", they are a great band and they need all the exposure they can get. Thank you
By: L Snyder on November 17, 2011

i love this station!!
By: debbie cain on August 15, 2012

Your site has dropped the Polka Podcast area since last Thursday. Please reinstall. Thanks
By: robert bubnick on July 14, 2014

How do I reinstall the Polka Podcast on my computer? Please Help!
By: Al Clements on July 19, 2014

Do you announce community events for free?
By: Robinette Cotton on April 26, 2015

We are a Wellness Company in Hudson OH that is working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent Type 2 diabetes. We are launching a program in conjunction with the CDC to help people with prediabetes avoid becoming a person with diabetes. Several years ago, the CDC launched a National Diabetes Prevention Program in an effort to reduce the growing incidence of diabetes. This effort is based on a 2002 study conducted by the National Institutes of Health that showed that the risk of diabetes can be cut in half if a person with prediabetes reduces their body weight by 5-7%. GemCare Wellness has partnered with the CDC to offer a program to help people with prediabetes lose 5-7% of their body weight. The program is a year long course that starts in January. Classes will be held at the Barlow Community Center in Hudson. Many insurances are covering the cost of the program, but GemCare Wellness will be offering this program free to the first 20 people who register, a value of $429. In addition, the Summit County Public Health has also offered to sponsor individuals who qualify. There are 16 hour long sessions conducted by one of our Registered Dietitians. Courses will be held each week for 16 weeks in the first 6 months, then there are follow up courses for the next 6 months. To qualify, a person must have been diagnosed with prediabetes or have completed a risk assessment that identifys someone who is at risk. There is more information on our program at We would love if your radio station would make a public announcement about our program. The first classes begin on January 17 at 6:00 pm at the Barlow Community Center in Hudson OH. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Doug Kuzyk
By: Doug Kuzyk on December 22, 2016

PSA. Community Day Event and Neighborhood Garage Sale. 1200 homes. This is our 5th Community Day Event. Lots of booths, games, raffles, food, music, small businesses and non profits, crafters; something for everyone. July 28th Noon til 4 PM in the University Hospital Parking lot at the corner of Park Ave and E. Broad Street in Elyria. Sponsored by the E. Hts. West Block Watch with the cooperation of University Hospital. FREE admission.
By: Deb Brady on July 25, 2018

PSA- Reflection Hour A woman 501c nonprofit will be hosting it first annual Woman N Business initiative tour at the John S Knight Center on August 25 from 11am to 4pm. We would like to invite everyone out
By: Erica Respress on August 17, 2018

a band from canton ohio ckeck them out Culture shock is ranking number 1 in the rock genre in canton There song after dark is the soundtrack in a movie called/a wolf in sheeps clothing that was released just a few weeks ago and the music video for the movie can be found on vevo . they have a show coming up march 30th at the vortex in akron ohio.the band is making real headway .ill enclose a few links of there other songs check out the song unspoken heros off the new upcoming album stop and hear the music. unspoken hero’s the song tomorrow history repeats itself unspoken hero’s is also on a rock greatest hits c/d that was just released through itns radio thank you for your time sincerely linc Attachments area Preview YouTube video Culture Shock - After Dark Preview YouTube video Unspoken Heroes Preview YouTube video Tomorrow Preview YouTube video History Repeats Itself Preview YouTube video ITNS Radio's Greatest Hits: Rockstars - Culture Shock
By: lincoln claar sr. on March 8, 2019 Nathan T. Duncan Pianist and master of the keys born and raised in the state of Ohio, released this outstanding Jazz Record title "Break of Dawn" with a strong collaboration of friends Hakum, Devena Dawn , Tracy Lane, and fitz Magee aka BLACQ Sax based in the state of california. Please play , review and put this legendary smooth jazz record in rotation at your radio stations. For Booking please contact Lee Bray of Navigator Entertainment 562.213.8968 and thank you for your time and opportunities
By: Lee Bray on June 4, 2019

World Premier Theatrical adaptation of Best Selling Graphic Novel, “BLUES MAN” By acclaimed Novelist, Rob Vollmar WHEN: Friday, November 29 ,2019 Saturday November 30, 2019 Matinee @ 2:00pm and Evening performance @7:00pm WHERE:Breen Performing Arts Center, 2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 (located on the campus of Saint Ignatius High School) CONTACT: Sue Templar or Pierre C. Betts, Production Coordinators at (216) 861-4246 or Cleveland Treatment Center is proud to announce that they have been honored again with an opportunity to proudly present the world premiere of a theatrical adaptation of highly acclaimed Novelist Rob Vollmar’s Best Selling graphic novel “BLUES MAN. Award winning team of Playwright Michal Oatman and Director Eric Schmiedl brings years of experience and proven success to this project. Board Trustee Tony Minor, Ph.D., President of United Pastors in Mission notes that “ a rich history of theatrical projects based on the lives of local, state and national figures that have inspired, challenged and empowered so many audiences was a major consideration of author Rob Vollmar ” to grant this privilege. Works reviewed included stories about the late Cleveland City Councilperson Fannie M. Lewis, Football Coach and Founder of the Ginn Academy Ted Ginn, Sr., former gang leader and National Recording artist Sal Perez, Senior Pastor of the Victory Outreach Church in Tucson, Arizona. A major consideration was also the overwhelming audience response to their 2016 theatrical adaptation and another stage premier of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Incognero by Matt Johnson. Similar to “Incognegro” it’s not just a tale of racism, ,sexism ,lynching and the social economic struggles of minorities its provides a look at the history and culture of a truly American art The Blues. Blues Man provides an insight relative to how cultural strength’s including arts and music can be used to inspire, challenge and empower. This story, follows African American blues musician Lem Taylor’s harrowing journey across Arkansas of the late twenties, hunted for a crime he didn’t commit. He and his blues companion find a gig in a ‘juke’ outside a small town. Their music takes it by storm leading even to a well-connected man offering a recording session. However, that night, they accept the invitation of two ladies to go home with them, a fatal mistake, as one of the ladies’ lover, a white man who happens to belong to a powerful bootlegging family, shows up unexpectedly. The result is a triple murder with only Lem and his lady friend left standing. Accused of murder he escapes dogged by law hoping to expose the true killer. Lem actions in Blues Man is very similar to other wrongfully accused character’s : Richard Kimble in the Fugitive, Bruce Banner the Hulk ,Tom Rawlings Robinson in To Kill a Mocking Bird and Jason Bourne in Bourne Supremacy where encounters with bigotry and accepted social norms of lawlessness form a” thin line between love and hate”. It is a mystery, crime and chase story. It’s an ideal production to encourage adolescents to read about this vital part of American History. The staging of this work is a timely response to the cross-cultural and sub-cultural differences, stressors and tensions of today and the way we relate to family and community. As a multi-cultural experience, “Blues Man” examines the realities of oppression in a society that historically has discriminated against many ethnic groups from Irish to Iranians, Asian, Indigenous people, the children of slaves and LGBTQ communities. What matters most in this production, is not bits of information but how we demonstrate respect for each other and our differences. The graphic novel handles cultural awareness as a basic, yet comprehensive look at the role of culture in communication. It is often that such a simple thing leads to misunderstandings and prejudice. Communication is key in cross/sub–cultural understanding. “Blues Man” is a “fearless” tale inspired by the trials and triumphs of past and current artist such as; Eric Clapton, Leadbelly, Marvin Gaye and Robert Johnson. Other artists include Sam Cooke, Kurt Cobin, 2PAC and Jim Morrison shared issues of depression, mental illness, violence and substance use -disorder. Gripping and gritty, this production is suggested for mature audiences ages, 12 years and up. The team of Playwright Michal Oatman and Director, Eric Schmiedl’ s life experiences provides added value to this adaptation. They note that “Blues Man is certainly a dramatic story and helps to explore important ideas of diversity an identity in America. Schmiedl states” I am part of a culturally diverse family. I come from a German/Irish-American background and my wife’s father is Nigerian and her mom Polish-American. Our two boys can easily pass for Caucasian; so, color, culture, race and identity are a part of our daily lives.” Oatman as an African American male raised in a 2 parent working class family. Oatmam is quick to note with great pride the fact that he bleeds “Cardinal Red “ of East Cleveland Shaw High School where he played Football . Oatman states “for black people in America, our pain and our struggle is often expressed in our music and arts. For me, adapting the Bluesman script allowed me to do a deep dive into a rich history of both joy and that pain and to celebrate the beauty that is the Blues “. Please contact the persons above to schedule interviews with Mr. Oatman, Mr. Schmiedl, actor Peter Lawson Jones (former Cuyahoga County Commissioner) or other cast members. This event is made possible by a grant received from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture .
By: lc Collins on October 8, 2019

This station should become urban contemporary or hip-hop formatted . Every other format is already well represented in the Akron/Canton area. This format would make WZIP a powerhouse in this region a lot like another college oriented radio station in the Dayton/Xenia Ohio area. A market of over 1.2 million without an urban formatted station is totally unacceptable..
By: marvin anderson on February 22, 2020

Was trying to hear some music from a local band called "BEDTIME STORY" , from back in the day. I believe their first single/song was called "Nasty" or "Nasti". I remember when I first heard the song on your radio station. It was an awesome mid-tempo slow jam. I'd love to hear it again. Please let me know when you're going to play it. I wouldn't want to miss it.
By: Rick on February 23, 2021

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