WZHR - A History
WZHR-AM 1400 Zephyrhills – Zephyr Broadcasting, Inc. (Judy Huff, president) acquired Zephyrhills’ WPAS in 1994 from Big Z Broadcasting, Inc. (David Zeplowitz, president) and flipped the one-kilowatt non-directional station’s calls to WZHR (ZepHyRhills). Offices and studios were consolidated with sister station WDCF at that station’s studio and tower site on WDCF Drive off U.S. 301 south of Dade City.
Dave and Lola Wagenvoord (Radio World, Inc.) bought both Pasco County stations in 2002. Today (2010), WZHR is Inspiration 1400, and is operated under an LMA by Bishop Melvin B. Jefferson, pastor of Tampa’s Deeper Life Christian Church. The one-kilowatt (unlimited) station airs a Christian/talk format from a single stick off Ft. King Road in Zephyrhills.
Other names from WZHR history include David Sharp (operations 1994), Tony Castro (high school sports play-by-play 1988-2000), John Mouw (station manager/engineer 1999-2002), and Mark Nolte (station manager/engineer 2008).
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