WJQZ

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WJQZ
City of license Wellsville, New York
Broadcast area Olean area
Slogan Oldies Radio Z103.5
Frequency 103.5 MHz
Format Oldies
ERP 1,750 watts
HAAT 189 meters
Class A
Facility ID 19711
Transmitter coordinates 42°3′24.00″N 78°0′34.00″W / 42.0566667°N 78.0094444°W / 42.0566667; -78.0094444
Callsign meaning Least used letters in the English language
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Dbm Communications, Inc.
Website wjqz.com

WJQZ (103.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Oldies format. Licensed to Wellsville, New York, USA, the station serves the Olean area. The station is currently owned by Dbm Communications, Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio .[1]

History[edit]

WJQZ in Wellsville, NY went on the air at 5AM February 3, 1986 at a frequency of 93.5FM. It was Allegany County's first commercial FM radio station. The founders and owners of WJQZ were Michael T. Baldwin and G. Robert Weigand (1945-2007), founder of several radio stations in rural Western New York. The station first broadcast with an operating power of 3,000 watts with its transmitter located on Madison Hill Road in Wellsville and its operating studios at 82 Railroad Avenue in Wellsville. Discussion of creating the radio station first began in March 1984 and its construction permit was granted by the FCC on April 15, 1985. The call letters of WJQZ have no particular meaning; the letters were simply available because J, Q and Z happen to be the least-used letters in the English language. The radio station originally presented with an adult contemporary music format. The first song ever heard on WJQZ, with Baldwin at the disc jockey position, was The Carpenters, "We've Only Just Begun." After a great run, the radio station was sold on October 31, 1990 to Erin Communications, Inc. which eventually changed frequency from 93.5 to 103.5 and doubled its power.

The 93.5 frequency in Wellsville is now WQRW, an adult contemporary station that signed on in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WJQZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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