KQRI

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For the Belen, New Mexico radio station that held the call sign KQRI at 91.1 FM from 2006 to 2009, see KQGC.
KQRI
City of license Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Broadcast area Albuquerque and Central New Mexico
Branding Air 1
Frequency 105.5 (MHz)
First air date 2004
Format Christian Rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 227 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 84247
Former callsigns KQLV (1998-2009)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations KQLV, KQGC
Webcast Listen Live
Website air1.com

KQRI (105.5 MHz) is a radio station licensed to Bosque Farms, New Mexico. It covers Albuquerque and Valencia County. It is a non-commercial station owned by Educational Media Foundation broadcasting its "Air 1" Christian rock music format.

KQRI is one of the newest additions to the Albuquerque radio market, having moved into the area in 2004 from Grants, New Mexico. The 105.5 frequency in Albuquerque was previously translator K288CX, which had re-broadcast the programming on various stations in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe market over the years. In 2012, KQRI-FM1, a 16,000 watt effective radiated power booster on 105.5 in Albuquerque came on the air.

105.5 was originally KQLV and had aired EMF's "K-Love" format. In the spring of 2009, KQLV had moved to the recently upgraded facility at 90.7 FM Santa Fe. KQRI and the "Air 1" format had previously aired on 90.7 in Belen, which had moved to 91.1 to make way for the Santa Fe station on 90.7. KQRI moved to 105.5 in June 2009 while 91.1 became KQGC airing a Christian country music format. Since this change, KQRI is now vying for area listeners with locally programmed heritage station KLYT previously known as "M88". That station, however, has rebranded as "Static Radio" playing Christian rock bands alongside some selected secular alternative rock songs.

KDRI[edit]

This format is also aired on KDRI out of Grants, New Mexico on 90.3 FM, which can also be picked up in Albuquerque on some radios (usually in cars). This station was previously KLGQ from 2005 until August 15, 2012 when it changed to KDRI. The station broadcasts at 20,000 watts at a site off of Mount Taylor.

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Coordinates: 34°47′55″N 106°49′01″W / 34.7987°N 106.8170°W / 34.7987; -106.8170