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City of license Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Branding Real Country 102
Frequency 102.3 MHz
Format Classic country
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 126.0 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 56800
Transmitter coordinates 46°48′24.00″N 95°46′23.00″W / 46.8066667°N 95.7730556°W / 46.8066667; -95.7730556
Affiliations Citadel Media
Owner Leighton Broadcasting
Sister stations KDLM, KBOT
Website KRCQ Online

KRCQ (102.3 FM, "Real Country 102") is a radio station broadcasting a classic country music format. The station is licensed to serve Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA. The station is currently owned by Leighton Broadcasting, and features "Real Country" syndicated programming from Citadel Media.[1]

Ownership History[edit]

In October 2009, Detroit Lakes Broadcasting filed an application with the FCC to transfer the broadcast license to Lake Lida Broadcasting, LLC. This application was approved on January 8, 2010, and the transfer of the sale went through.[2] In June 2010, the station was bought from Lake Lida Broadcasting, and joined the Leighton Broadcasting group.


Announcer Red Kingman, once worked there in 2001, where he charmed the listeners every morning with original humor. He was the first African American to host morning at KRCQ and in Becker county.


  1. ^ "KRCQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20091015ABR)". Federal Communications Commission. January 8, 2010. 

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