KQQK

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KQQK
City of license Beaumont, Texas
Broadcast area Beaumont-Port Arthur (including the Houston area)
Branding El Norte 107.9/101.7 FM
Frequency 107.9 MHz(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1982
Format Regional Mexican
ERP 90,000 watts
HAAT 596 meters
Class C
Facility ID 19087
Transmitter coordinates 30°1′1″N 94°32′47″W / 30.01694°N 94.54639°W / 30.01694; -94.54639
Former callsigns KWIC-FM (1986-1993)
KXTJ (1993-2001)
Owner Liberman Broadcasting
(Liberman Broadcasting of Houston License LLC)
Webcast Listen Live/Escucha En Vivo
Website ElNorteEnLinea.com

KQQK (107.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Beaumont, Texas, USA, the station is currently owned by Liberman Broadcasting.[1]

The station was previously a rock radio station as KWIC. It moved to its current facility in Devers, Texas to include service into Houston in mid-1993 as KXTJ, "Super Tejano 108". It rivaled KQQK with a similar contemporary Spanish, "Tejano" format. In 1995, El Dorado Communications purchased the signal and began simulcasting KQQK. Not long after the signal was spun off with "La Nueva Z" a regional Spanish format. In 2001, KQQK was moved to 107.9 after the 106.5 frequency was purchased by Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, where it moved its successful "K-Love" format from 93.3 FM.

On January 3, 2010, KQQK and sister station KXGJ Bay City began simulcasting the programming of KNTE El Campo.

Callsign and moniker history[edit]

  • KWIC - 1982-1997 - as Radio Impacto
  • KWIC-FM - 5/16/1986 [Quick 108, Rock 108]
  • KXTJ - 6/1/1993 [Super Tejano 108, La Nueva Z]
  • KQQK - 7/30/2001 - 1/2/2010 [107.9 KQQK, XO 107.9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KQQK Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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