WCVQ

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WCVQ
WCVQ-FM.jpg
City of license Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Broadcast area Clarksville-Hopkinsville area
Branding Q108
Slogan Today's Best Variety
Frequency 107.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 99.1 W256CI (Clarksville, TN, relays HD2)
First air date 1969
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
HD2: Contemporary Christian "Sunny 99.1"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 275 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 61253
Transmitter coordinates 36°32′23.00″N 87°39′45.00″W / 36.5397222°N 87.6625000°W / 36.5397222; -87.6625000
Former callsigns WABD-FM (1979–1986)
Owner Saga Communications of Tuckessee, LLC
Sister stations WVVR, WZZP-FM, WRND-FM, WRND, WKFN
Webcast Listen Live
Website q108.com
mysunny991.com (HD2)

WCVQ (107.9 FM, "Q108") is a Fort Campbell-licensed radio station broadcasting a Hot Adult Contemporary format in the Clarksville-Hopkinsville broadcast area. The station is currently owned by Saga Communications of Tuckessee, LLC.[1] and is also broadcast on HD radio.[2]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WABD-FM on July 18, 1979. On December 13, 1986, the station changed its call sign to the current WCVQ.[3] WCVQ studios and offices are co-located with its sister stations WVVR 100.3, WZZP-FM 97.5, WRND-FM 94.3, WJQI-AM 1370, and WKFN AM 540 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee; all of which are make up a cluster known as the 5 Star Radio Group, a unit of Saga Communications, Inc.

In 1968 the owners of WABD-AM (Fort Campbell, Kentucky) put a sister FM station on the air as WABD-FM. In 1986, under new ownership by Southern Broadcasting, the FM was upgraded to 100,000 watts and took on the call letters WCVQ FM "Q-108" on December 3, 1986 and began a gold-based adult contemporary format while the WABD AM 1370 changed to an urban radioformat. Q108 has since been bought by Saga Communications.

WCVQ-FM is considered to be in both the Clarksville, Tennessee-Hopkinsville, Kentucky radio market and the Nashville market. Gretchen Cordy, a Clarksville native who starred in Survivor: Borneo, hosts the station's morning show along with Ryan Ploeckelman. The show is called Ryan and Gretchen and airs from 6–9AM. Scott Chase is the afternoon drive personality from 2–6PM. Chase was formerly the program director of the former WSSR "Star 95.7" in Tampa, Florida.

Until 2014, the station played Kid Kelly's Backtrax USA on Sunday nights from 8PM–Midnight. The station aired both the 80's and 90's versions until WRND-FM took over both versions of the show when they changed formats in December of 2013.

Signal coverage[edit]

Q108's primary coverage area is the Clarksville – Hopkinsville Metropolitan Area, covering the area of Western Kentucky and northern Middle Tennessee. Q108 also secondarily covers the Nashville Metropolitan Area as well as the Paducah area. Its signal can be heard as far away as Southern Illinois.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCVQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity. 
  3. ^ "WCVQ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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