The Summit FM has a long, rich history of serving Northeast Ohio with a blend of modern music and community support initiatives.
Akron Public Schools acquires a license to broadcast as WAPS-FM on the 89.1 frequency, as part of a state-wide educational classroom initiative, lasting until the 1970s.
Operating with a high school air-staff; new Program Director Bill Gruber station impliments the switch from Top 40 to modern, alternative rock.
WAPS-FM changes broadcast frequencies from 89.1 to 91.3 FM.
WAPS-FM rebrands as The Summit, begins broadcasting 24/7/365.
A signal strength increase expands coverage to better serve The Summit’s Akron/Canton audience.
The Summit FM partners with WKTL 90.7 FM (Struthers City Schools) to reach listeners throughout Youngstown and Western PA.
The Marilyn Stroud Music Alive Program is founded, supporting hundreds of public school
music students through donated and refurbished instruments.
An endowment fund is established at the Akron Community Foundation, ensuring future funding for the station’s growth.
The Summit launches The 330, offering regional artists a platform solely dedicated to the past, present, and future of local music.
The Summit launches the Elevate capital campaign, successfully raising nearly
1 million dollars to finish and move to the new William S. Gruber Studios at Ellet CLC.
The Summit officially expands its reach to Athens, Ohio, broadcasting at 90.1 FM.
NOW In 2023, the station reaches several memorable milestones, including 13 years of financial independence from broadcast license holder Akron Public Schools. In addition, The Summit FM donated the 600th musical instrument to Akron, Struthers, and Athens public school students. The Jim Chenot Attitude for Gratitude scholarship continues to grow reaching nearly $25,000 in funds held at Akron Community Foundation.