WFQY

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WFQY
City of license Brandon, Mississippi
Broadcast area Jackson, Mississippi
Branding BDay 99.1
Frequency 970 kHz
Translator(s) 99.1 W256BL (Ridgeland)
First air date 1960s (as WRKN)
May 18, 2008 (as WJFN)
Format Classic Hip Hop
Power 350 watts (day)
90 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 54820
Transmitter coordinates 32°16′30.00″N 90°00′50.00″W / 32.2750000°N 90.0138889°W / 32.2750000; -90.0138889
Former callsigns WRKN (1960s-2005)
WZQK (2005-2008)
WJFN (2008-2012)
Owner Rainey Radio
(Jackson Radio LLC)
Sister stations WJMF-LP
Webcast Listen Live URL
- copy/paste only
Website Facebook page: Bdayradio
Twitter page: BDAY991fm

WFQY (970 AM, "BDay 99.1"), is a classic hip hop radio station in Brandon, Mississippi, serving the Jackson, Mississippi area.

The station began as WRKN in the late 1960s as a country station. Longtime owners were Roy and June Harris. For a short time the station had a 1950s based oldies format and also had a country gospel format for while. In later years it simulcast its sister station WRJH 97.7 FM with a Southern Gospel format. After WRJH was sold, WRKN AM continued to operate with a Southern Gospel format. After the retirement of the owner the station emerged as an affiliate of the "Real Country" network with classic country with call letters WZQK.

On May 19, 2008, WZQK (Real Country 970) switched from classic country to all-sports. And the station's call letters became WJFN.

On December 26, 2010, WJFN returned to classic country.

WJFN also operates a 99 watt low power translator at 99.1 FM, W256BL in Jackson that is licensed to Ridgeland, Mississippi.

On April 5, 2012, WJFN changed their call letters to WFQY and on April 20, 2012, WFQY changed their format to classic hip hop, branded as "BDay 99.1".

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