The station went on the air as WJOD on 1988-05-06. On 1999-02-08, the station changed its call sign to the current WDBQ-FM As WJOD the station broadcast a Country Music format, which is now located at 103.3 MHz.
WDBQ-FM changed formats from oldies (60s and 70s) to the more modern classic hits format, which focuses more on music from the 1970s and 1980s. This occurred on November 14, 2008. The "Oldies 107.5" moniker was also replaced, WDBQ-FM now goes as "Q107.5".