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WZIP-FM Akron's #1 for Nonstop Hits The most listened-to student-run radio station in the country! Broadcasting to Northeast Ohio from the campus of The University of Akron on 88.1-FM and on the web at wzip.fm.

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Congratulations to these John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship winners, including WZIP’s own Dan Groen and Abigail Stopka!
05/11/2022

Congratulations to these John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship winners, including WZIP’s own Dan Groen and Abigail Stopka!

Congratulations to the WZIP-FM Class of 2022! 🎓Thanks for tuning in 💙💛🎙
05/08/2022

Congratulations to the WZIP-FM Class of 2022! 🎓

Thanks for tuning in 💙💛🎙

A special thank you and congratulations to our 2022 graduates!🤩🎓From left: Seleke Korleh, Jeff Longville, Nick McFadden,...
05/07/2022

A special thank you and congratulations to our 2022 graduates!🤩🎓

From left: Seleke Korleh, Jeff Longville, Nick McFadden, Laney Miller, Jake Herron, Andrew Gianni, and GM Chris Keppler. (Not pictured: Rajoniq James and Ja’mya Kyle) ⭐️

Be sure to tune in at 12:00 p.m. TODAY to hear a special episode of ZipsUnlimited that features our seniors! You can find out about their @uakron experiences, their most important takeaways, and plans for the future.🎙 #uakrongrad2022 #ForeverAZip #ZipsUnlimited

Introducing our April #MemberOfTheMonth, Jake Herron! A senior Media Studies major from Ravenna, OH, Jake has been a mem...
05/05/2022

Introducing our April #MemberOfTheMonth, Jake Herron! A senior Media Studies major from Ravenna, OH, Jake has been a member of WZIP since Spring 2019 and is a part of our promotions department, where he served as director from 2020 to 2021, and is also a DJ on Z88 Throwback Thursdays!

Congratulations, Jake! 🎉

We would like to thank everyone who attended our end of the year banquet on Saturday! We had an absolute blast 🤩 Special...
05/04/2022

We would like to thank everyone who attended our end of the year banquet on Saturday! We had an absolute blast 🤩 Special thanks to Nick McFadden and Abbie Stopka for being amazing masters of ceremony! Lastly, thank you to all our members for making this a great year. 📻🦘

04/30/2022

2022 WZIP & ZTV Awards Ceremony

Tune in, on Facebook live!!
04/29/2022

Tune in, on Facebook live!!

Tonight we celebrate another year of student achievement at WZIP-FM and ZTV Akron at our annual banquet.Join us this eve...
04/29/2022

Tonight we celebrate another year of student achievement at WZIP-FM and ZTV Akron at our annual banquet.

Join us this evening right here on our live stream to watch the awards ceremony and celebrate with our members!

04/21/2022
National High Five Day

We had a slapping incident of our own on the air today…

DJs Abbie J and Jake wish you a happy #NationalHighFiveDay! 🙏

Stop by The University of Akron School of Communication’s Spring Fling TODAY for fun games, delicious snacks and an oppo...
04/20/2022

Stop by The University of Akron School of Communication’s Spring Fling TODAY for fun games, delicious snacks and an opportunity to win some cool prizes, including your chance to be a guest DJ on Z88! 🎙

Join us in the Kolbe Hall TV studio!

We are proud of what we have accomplished this year and can’t wait to see what we accomplish in years to come! Make sure...
04/19/2022

We are proud of what we have accomplished this year and can’t wait to see what we accomplish in years to come! Make sure to tune into 88.1 to check out all we have to offer📻

WZIP-FM is the winner of the "Best Specialty Program (non-music)" category at the national level for Esports UnZipped. In addition, Z88 was a finalist in another five categories. Except for the polka program, all programming is hosted and produced by students. Congratulations to staff and students. For more information about the School of Communication, visit https://www.uakron.edu/schlcomm/

WZIP got to welcome some awesome students from the I Promise School for a behind-the-scenes tour of our studios today, a...
04/13/2022

WZIP got to welcome some awesome students from the I Promise School for a behind-the-scenes tour of our studios today, and some even got the chance to be heard on the air! 🎙🤩

Thanks for stopping by, I PROMISE students! 😃

Today’s the home opener for the Akron RubberDucks and we’ve got lots of tickets to give away to some lucky listeners! 🤩B...
04/12/2022

Today’s the home opener for the Akron RubberDucks and we’ve got lots of tickets to give away to some lucky listeners! 🤩

Be sure to listen to Z88 today and all summer long for your chance to WIN 4 tickets to any 2022 regular season home game at Canal Park, courtesy of our sponsor! ⚾️

Introducing DJ Zoë Farson🎙 Tune in to 88.1 on Wednesdays from 7pm - 9pm and Fridays 2pm - 4pm to check her out! 📻
04/11/2022

Introducing DJ Zoë Farson🎙 Tune in to 88.1 on Wednesdays from 7pm - 9pm and Fridays 2pm - 4pm to check her out! 📻

Z88 enjoyed a fun night of bowling with ZTV Akron this week! #NonstopStrikes 🎳
04/08/2022

Z88 enjoyed a fun night of bowling with ZTV Akron this week! #NonstopStrikes 🎳

Introducing our March Member of the Month, Jeff Longville!A senior media studies major from Akron, OH, Jeff has been a m...
04/05/2022

Introducing our March Member of the Month, Jeff Longville!

A senior media studies major from Akron, OH, Jeff has been a member of WZIP since Spring 2019 and is a part of our sports and production departments.

Congratulations, Jeff! 🎉

We’re excited to announce the launch of our first-ever global broadcast satellite, making Z88 the hottest college radio ...
04/01/2022

We’re excited to announce the launch of our first-ever global broadcast satellite, making Z88 the hottest college radio station in the WORLD! 🛰🌎

Introducing DJ Abbie Stopka🎙 Tune in to 88.1 on Thursdays from 12p.m. -  2p.m. to check her out! 📻
03/31/2022

Introducing DJ Abbie Stopka🎙 Tune in to 88.1 on Thursdays from 12p.m. - 2p.m. to check her out! 📻

You won’t want to miss this BIG episode of Sports Power Talk: Overtime, featuring UFC fighter Terrance "T-Wrecks" McKinn...
03/21/2022

You won’t want to miss this BIG episode of Sports Power Talk: Overtime, featuring UFC fighter Terrance "T-Wrecks" McKinney! 🥊

Now available on your favorite podcast platform 📱

https://share.transistor.fm/s/98858bdb

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03/21/2022

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Happy Spring Break, Zips! ☀️ We hope you have a safe, relaxing, and fun week. You earned it! 🌷

👉 Reminder that no classes will be held this week, they resume next Monday, March 28. University offices will remain open all week.

Who doesn’t love a surprise? 🤩Happy birthday to the best in the business, our GM Christopher Keppler! Thanks for everyth...
03/21/2022

Who doesn’t love a surprise? 🤩

Happy birthday to the best in the business, our GM Christopher Keppler! Thanks for everything you do for us! 🥳

We’re so proud of Abbie!
03/19/2022

We’re so proud of Abbie!

Yesterday, WZIP & The University of Akron School of Communication welcomed students from Alliance High School’s Media Ar...
03/18/2022

Yesterday, WZIP & The University of Akron School of Communication welcomed students from Alliance High School’s Media Arts Career Tech program to learn about our programs and embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of our studios. 🎙

Thanks for stopping by, Aviators! ✈️

DJ Alex is on air and is looking to make someone’s day!Tune in to 88.1 and listen for your chance to WIN a $25 gift card...
03/18/2022

DJ Alex is on air and is looking to make someone’s day!

Tune in to 88.1 and listen for your chance to WIN a $25 gift card to Plato's Closet located in Cuyahoga Falls and Canton!

WZIP’s own Jeff Longville & Jake Murren are at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon to provide coverage of the Akron Zips...
03/17/2022

WZIP’s own Jeff Longville & Jake Murren are at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon to provide coverage of the Akron Zips as they take on the UCLA Bruins in the 1st round of #MarchMadness. Tune in to 88.1 TONIGHT at 9:15 for a special edition of #SportsPowerTalk followed by live updates from Portland during the game.

#Akron #AkronZips

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from WZIP!You’re in luck with nonstop hits on Z88! 🍀
03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from WZIP!

You’re in luck with nonstop hits on Z88! 🍀

LIVE FROM PORTLAND: Tune in to Z88 Thursday night for a special edition of Sports Power Talk featuring in-studio analysi...
03/16/2022

LIVE FROM PORTLAND: Tune in to Z88 Thursday night for a special edition of Sports Power Talk featuring in-studio analysis and LIVE updates from WZIP Sports reporters Jake Murren & Jeff Longville at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, where the Akron Zips will be taking on the UCLA Bruins in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament.

Pregame coverage begins at 9:15 p.m. Be sure to tune in to 88.1 and follow @WZIPSports on Twitter for more news and gameday updates!

It’s time to announce our February member of the month, Alex Henry! Majoring in Media Studies at @uakron, Alex has been ...
03/07/2022

It’s time to announce our February member of the month, Alex Henry! Majoring in Media Studies at @uakron, Alex has been a member of WZIP since December 2021 and is a part of our sports and DJ departments. Congratulations, Alex!

WZIP joins fellow American college radio stations in standing in solidarity with the people of #Ukraine, and with the st...
02/25/2022

WZIP joins fellow American college radio stations in standing in solidarity with the people of #Ukraine, and with the students of Ostradio at National University Ostroh Academy in Ostroh, Ukraine.

We compassionately wish for peace for the Ukrainian people during this difficult time in their country. 🇺🇦

#Peace #Solidarity

02/22/2022

Matthew Cherry, a University of Akron alumnus, former media major, and Academy Award winner, addressed a large audience in person and via Zoom last night. Before answering audience questions, he praised WZIP and ZTV, acknowledging being a part of both during his time as a student in the School of Communication. As a film and television producer, director, and storyteller he has worked on projects like "Blackish," "Girlfriends," and "Bel-Air." Visit https://www.uakron.edu/schlcomm/ for information.

Yesterday, Z88 welcomed University of Akron alumnus and former WZIP Sports Director, Rocco Nuosci, back to our studios t...
02/18/2022

Yesterday, Z88 welcomed University of Akron alumnus and former WZIP Sports Director, Rocco Nuosci, back to our studios to meet with current students and discuss his radio career …and he found a twin! 🚀

Since graduating from UA, Rocco has worked with ESPN Cleveland, WNIR 100.1 FM The Talk of Akron, WAKR, and is currently a media content coordinator and play-by-play announcer for WEOL in Elyria.

#ForeverAZip

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02/04/2022

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CAMPUS CLOSED - All UA sites will be closed Friday, Feb. 4.

All day and evening classes will be canceled on Friday at all UA locations. This includes in-person, online, and distance-learning classes.

For more information: https://www.uakron.edu/safety/advisory.dot

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01/28/2022

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Good music doesn't have an expiration date. 🎙 🎶

WZIP-FM is a radio station that is operated by students and located on The University of Akron's campus. 📻 🎵

Starting in 1962 the radio station has grown with over 125,000 listeners and is recognized for excellence by regional and national organizations.

Any UA student is able to submit an application for WZIP. 💙 🦘

📻 Make sure you check out WZIP by tuning into 88.1 FM.

Last Thursday was national DJ day and here’s how we celebrated! Thank you to all of our DJs and future DJs for your dedi...
01/23/2022

Last Thursday was national DJ day and here’s how we celebrated! Thank you to all of our DJs and future DJs for your dedication to the station- we appreciate you! 🎙

Huge shoutout to @djabbiej for making all of this possible! 🤩
#nationaldjday #collegeradio

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302 Buchtel Mall
Akron, OH
44325

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(330) 972-7105

Website

http://wzip.fm/

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Congratulations to these John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship winners, including WZIP’s own Dan Groen and Abigail Stopka!
Congratulations to the WZIP-FM Class of 2022! 🎓 Thanks for tuning in 💙💛🎙
A special thank you and congratulations to our 2022 graduates!🤩🎓 From left: Seleke Korleh, Jeff Longville, Nick McFadden, Laney Miller, Jake Herron, Andrew Gianni, and GM Chris Keppler. (Not pictured: Rajoniq James and Ja’mya Kyle) ⭐️ Be sure to tune in at 12:00 p.m. TODAY to hear a special episode of ZipsUnlimited that features our seniors! You can find out about their @uakron experiences, their most important takeaways, and plans for the future.🎙 #uakrongrad2022 #ForeverAZip #ZipsUnlimited
Introducing our April #MemberOfTheMonth, Jake Herron! A senior Media Studies major from Ravenna, OH, Jake has been a member of WZIP since Spring 2019 and is a part of our promotions department, where he served as director from 2020 to 2021, and is also a DJ on Z88 Throwback Thursdays! Congratulations, Jake! 🎉
We would like to thank everyone who attended our end of the year banquet on Saturday! We had an absolute blast 🤩 Special thanks to Nick McFadden and Abbie Stopka for being amazing masters of ceremony! Lastly, thank you to all our members for making this a great year. 📻🦘
2022 WZIP & ZTV Awards Ceremony
Tune in, on Facebook live!!
Tonight we celebrate another year of student achievement at WZIP-FM and ZTV Akron at our annual banquet. Join us this evening right here on our live stream to watch the awards ceremony and celebrate with our members!
We had a slapping incident of our own on the air today… DJs Abbie J and Jake wish you a happy #NationalHighFiveDay! 🙏
Stop by The University of Akron School of Communication’s Spring Fling TODAY for fun games, delicious snacks and an opportunity to win some cool prizes, including your chance to be a guest DJ on Z88! 🎙 Join us in the Kolbe Hall TV studio!
We are proud of what we have accomplished this year and can’t wait to see what we accomplish in years to come! Make sure to tune into 88.1 to check out all we have to offer📻
WZIP got to welcome some awesome students from the I Promise School for a behind-the-scenes tour of our studios today, and some even got the chance to be heard on the air! 🎙🤩 Thanks for stopping by, I PROMISE students! 😃