|City of license||Hornell, New York|
|Broadcast area||Hornell area|
|Branding||Kickin' Country 105.3|
|First air date||1946 (as WWHG)|
|Former callsigns||WHHO-FM (1981-1983)|
|Affiliations||ABC Radio , Jones Radio Network|
|Owner||Phoenix Radio, Inc.
(Bill "Wolf" Barry)
WKPQ (105.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Hornell, New York, USA, the station serves the Elmira-Corning area including the Canisteo valley and northern Pennsylvania. The station is currently owned by Phoenix Radio, Inc., with a swap to WS Media, LLC pending.
The station signed on in 1946, three years before its AM sister station (the now defunct WHHO). The station changed call signs to WHHO-FM no later than 1981-03-12. on 1983-06-15, the station changed its call sign to the current WKPQ. It is the only one of the three stations Bilbat Radio has owned that remains on the air; WHHO and WQLE have since lost their licenses. In 2009, Bilbat sold the station to Phoenix Radio, Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio and Jones Radio Network. A sale is pending to WS Media LLC, the current owner of WENY, WENI and WGMM, who will trade the station one-for-one for WCBA and pay off the debts WKPQ incurred during the Bilbat years.
On October 10, 2011 WKPQ changed their format to country, branded as "Kickin' Country 105.3".
- "WKPQ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WKPQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WKPQ
- Radio-Locator information on WKPQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WKPQ
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