KQXR

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KQXR
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City of license Payette, Idaho
Broadcast area Boise metropolitan area
Branding 100.3 The X
Slogan Idaho's New Rock & 90's
Frequency 100.3 MHz
First air date 1978 (as KWBJ at 100.1)
Format Modern Rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 216 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 42650
Callsign meaning K Q X Rock
Former callsigns KWBJ (1978-1984)
KQPD (1984-1990)
Former frequencies 100.1 MHz (1978-1995)
Owner Journal Broadcast Group
(sale to The E.W. Scripps Company pending)
Webcast Listen Live
Website xrock.com

KQXR is a commercial radio station licensed in Payette, Idaho, broadcasting to the Boise, Idaho metro area on 100.3 FM. The station was acquired in March, 1998 by the Journal Broadcast Group with studios located at 5257 Fairview Avenue #260, Boise, Idaho 83706.

"The X"—as the station is commonly known, plays an active rock radio format and positions themselves as "100.3 The X...Rocks."

The station was a finalist for Radio and Records magazine's 2007 Industry Achievement Award for best Alternative Station for markets 100 and up. Other finalists include WKZQ-FM, WJSE, WBTZ, KXNA, and WSFM.[1] The station won the "Small Market Radio Station of the Year" at the RadioContraband Rock Radio Convention in 2012

Journal Communications and The E.W. Scripps Company announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name that will own the two companies' broadcast properties, including KQXR. The transaction is slated to be completed in 2015, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Industry Achievement Awards". Radio and Records. Sep 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  2. ^ "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 43°49′30″N 116°30′32″W / 43.825°N 116.509°W / 43.825; -116.509