WQEL

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Coordinates: 40°45′49.00″N 82°56′0.00″W / 40.7636111°N 82.9333333°W / 40.7636111; -82.9333333

WQEL
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City of license Bucyrus, Ohio
Broadcast area Mid-Ohio
Branding Q92.7
Slogan North Central Ohio's Greatest Hits
Frequency 92.7 MHz
First air date 1964 (as WBCO-FM)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 93 meters
Class A
Facility ID 7112
Transmitter coordinates 40°45′49.00″N 82°56′0.00″W / 40.7636111°N 82.9333333°W / 40.7636111; -82.9333333
Former callsigns WBCO-FM (1964-1978)
WBCQ (1978-1987)
Affiliations Dial Global
Owner Franklin Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website wqel.com

WQEL (92.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Hits format. Licensed to Bucyrus, Ohio, USA, the station serves the Mid-Ohio area. The station is currently owned by Franklin Communications and features programing from Westwood One.[1][2]

History[edit]

92.7 FM went on the air in 1964 as WBCO-FM, the sister station to WBCO. WBCO was founded in 1962 by Thomas P. & J. LaVonne Moore and Orville J. Sather as Brokensword Broadcasting Co. When the Moores and Sathers bought out the investors, it became Sa-Mor Stations. Full ownership was assumed by Tom and LaVonne following Orville's death. The stations were sold to Mike and Donna Laipply in 1990s.

The station was assigned call sign WBCQ on October 26, 1978. On August 16, 1987, the station changed its call sign to the current WQEL.[3]

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