WKQB

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WKQB
WKQR-FM Kiss radio logo.png
City of license Pocahontas, Virginia
Broadcast area Tazewell County, Virginia
Bland County, Virginia
Mercer County, West Virginia
Branding "92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM"
Slogan "Two Virginia's Hit Music"
Frequency 102.9 MHz
First air date 1990
Format Contemporary Hit Radio
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 454 meters (1,490 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 52864
Transmitter coordinates 37°13′12.0″N 81°15′20.0″W / 37.220000°N 81.255556°W / 37.220000; -81.255556
Former callsigns WELC-FM (1989-2011)[1]
Owner West Virginia-Virginia Holding Company, LLC
Sister stations WKQR
Website kissfmnow.com

WKQB (102.9 FM) - branded as 92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM, - is an American broadcast radio station licensed to serve the community of Pocahontas, Virginia, including Tazewell and Bland counties in Virginia and Mercer County in West Virginia. WKQB is owned and operated by West Virginia-Virginia Holding Company, LLC.[2]

Programming[edit]

Since May 2011, WKQB has aired a contemporary hit radio music format branded as "92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM" in conjunction with sister station WKQR (92.7 FM) in Mullens, West Virginia.

History[edit]

WELC-FM (1990–2011)[edit]

On May 30, 2008, the owners of WELC-FM filed with the Federal Communications Commission for a construction permit to move the station from Welch, West Virginia to Pocahontas, Virginia.[3] On May 27, 2011, WELC-FM began broadcasting from a tower located in Bland County, Virginia and was from that date officially licensed to Pocahontas, Virginia.[4]

92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM (2011–present)[edit]

On May 19, 2011, the callsign for WELC-FM was switched to WKQB.[1] On May 24, 2011, WKQB changed formats from adult contemporary to contemporary hit radio, branded as "Kiss FM" and began simulcasting on WKQR. On June 20, 2011, WKQB added the syndicated The Ace & TJ Show morning show. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "WKQB Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Application for Construction Permit for Commercial Broadcast Station". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Engineering STA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ace & TJ Snare Two More Affiliates". All Access Music Group. June 13, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 

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