Weekend Programming


Some people may think that WZIP-FM only broadcasts music … but that’s just part of the story.

WZIP is a public radio station and recognizes an obligation to inform as well as entertain the audience.  WZIP broadcasts news, sports, public affairs and information along with music.

WZIP programming includes many hours of public affairs and informational programming broadcast every weekend:

Click on the title of the show to find out more information.


 7 am   Ted Radio Hour

 …a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems and new ways to think and create.

8 am      “Saturday Morning Polkas”

… 4 hours, live from WZIP

12 pm   ZipsUnlimited

… interviews with faculty, students and staff at The University of Akron. Hosted by WZIP General Manager Chris Keppler & UA Executive Director of Alumni and Government Relations Willy Kollman

12:30     The Roo Report (on hiatus until September)

… event coverage and interviews with local guests, produced by WZIP


 7 am “Interfaith Voices ”

…the nation’s leading religion news magazine on public radio.

8 am  “The Media Project”

… an inside look at media coverage of current events

 8:30 am       51%”

…there’s a women’s perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sports Power Talk

… The WZIP Sports Department talks NEO Sports and more!

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Entertainment Unzipped 

… interviews and discussion of local, regional and national entertainment – produced by WZIP!