The station began broadcasting as WLJJ on February 10, 1993 and changed its call letters February 11, 1994 to WWUC, On December 11, 1998 to the current WQAK,
In addition to its alternative rock format, "The Quake" WQAK FM airs Union City high school sports and Tennessee Titans football.
The radio station is owned by Thunderbolt Broadcasting which also operates KTYN-FM 104.9FM in Union City, Tennessee and WCMT AM 1410, WCMT-FM 101.3 and WCDZ-FM 95.1 in Martin, Tennessee.
The WQAK-FM and KYTN-FM studios are located at 223 Westgate Drive in Union City, Tennessee. Thunderbolt Broadcasting purchased KYTN (formerly WYVY FM) and WQAK-FM stations December 27, 2005 from Twin States Broadcasting. WQAK FM 105.7 also broadcasts its programming on 107.9 FM. Paul Freeman Tinkle is the President of Thunderbolt Broadcasting. The radio stations have a full-time news department.