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|City of license||Germantown, Tennessee|
|Broadcast area||Memphis, Tennessee|
|Slogan||All The Hits|
|First air date||1995 (as WJOI)|
|Callsign meaning||We Have Better Quartets|
|Former callsigns||WAQK (1993-1994)
|Owner||Flinn Broadcasting Corporation|
WHBQ-FM is a Memphis, Tennessee, USA-based radio station broadcasting a top 40 musical format. WHBQ-FM's main antenna is in Cordova, Tennessee covering the central and northern portions of the Memphis area. It is commonly referred to as the "Q", and first hit airwaves on March 23, 2004. It is owned by the Flinn Broadcasting Corporation and shares its call sign with Fox 13 on TV (although owned by that respective network) and sister station Sports Talk Radio 560 on AM. It operates from its studios in Southeast Memphis.
The station first signed on in 1993, beginning as WAQK. A year later the call sign was changed to WJOI. In 1997 the station took its first jab at the Top 40 radio market with another call sign change to WKSL, and the moniker "107.5 KISS FM". This station, like the "Q", had a format based on that of KIIS-FM in L.A.. Though moderately popular, and the longest lasting format to date, this format was ended in 2001, and in August of that year it was changed to WYYL, a.k.a. "Wild 107-5". This station had a Rhythmic Contemporary Hit format, similar to that of another former Memphis station, Power 99. This format only lasted for four months before being turned into WMPS, a.k.a. "The Pig". This station had more of an Adult Contemporary format, like similar Memphis stations FM 100 or WRVR. This station can also be heard online at http://radiopig.com. Finally in 2004, after three years of Memphis not having a true Top 40 outlet, the station was turned into its current format and call sign. In 2010, Q 107.5 expanded its signal by adding a simulcast on 96.1 FM, while 96.1 FM's format of AAA "The Pig" moved down the dial to WPGF-LP 87.7 FM.
On April 11, 2013 WIVG split from its simulcast with WHBQ-FM and changed their format to alternative rock, branded as "96X". WHBQ-FM now refers to themselves as "Q 107.5, All the Hits".
- "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WHBQ
- Radio-Locator information on WHBQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WHBQ