WQLT-FM

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WQLT-FM
WQLT-FM logo.png
City of license Florence, Alabama
Broadcast area Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area
Branding Q107
Slogan "Great Classics & the Best of Today"
Frequency 107.3 MHz
First air date August 8, 1962
Format Adult Hits
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 310 meters (1017 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 5274
Transmitter coordinates 34°40′24″N 87°42′56″W / 34.67333°N 87.71556°W / 34.67333; -87.71556
Former callsigns WOWL-FM (1962-1965)
WJOI-FM (1965-1967)
WQLT (1967-1978)[1]
Owner Big River Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WSBM, WXFL, WLVS-FM
Webcast http://v5.player.abacast.com/v5.1/player/index.php?uid=6300
Website http://wqlt.com

WQLT-FM (107.3 FM, "Q107") is a radio station licensed to serve Florence, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Big River Broadcasting Corporation. Operated by the family of Sam Phillips, WQLT serves the city of Florence, Northwest Alabama, parts of northeast Mississippi, and parts of southern middle Tennessee with an ERP of 93,000 watts.

Programming[edit]

WQLT-FM broadcasts a very wide-ranging Adult Hits format with a hybrid of adult contemporary, alternative rock and classic hits music.[2] In addition to its usual music programming, WQLT-FM is an affiliate of the Tennessee Titans football radio network.[3]

History[edit]

This station began regular broadcasting on August 8, 1962, with 4,600 watts of effective radiated power on 107.3 MHz as WOWL-FM.[4] Owned by Radio Muscle Shoals, Inc., it was the FM sister station of WOWL (1240 AM, now known as WBCF).[4]

On August 15, 1965, the station began broadcasting with 25,000 watts of effective radiated power as WJOI-FM.[5] Owned by WJOI Radio, Inc., it was the FM sister station of WJOI (1340 AM, now known as WSBM).[5] On May 29, 1967, the station's call letters were changed again, this time to WQLT.[6]

WQLT and its AM sister were acquired by Big River Broadcasting Corporation on February 21, 1973.[7] Big River Broadcasting is owned by the family of Sam Phillips, the legendary record producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member most notable for founding Sun Records and discovering Elvis Presley.[8][9]

The station's signal was boosted to 100,000 watts in 1978 and the station was assigned the current WQLT-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 1, 1978.[1][7]

Translators[edit]

WQLT-FM's programming is also carried on a broadcast translator station to extend or improve the coverage area of the station.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W295AE 106.9 FM Trinity, Alabama 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Titans Radio in Alabama". Titans Radio. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio stations in the U.S.". 1965 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1965. p. B-5. 
  5. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio stations in the U.S.". 1968 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1968. p. B-5. 
  6. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1972. p. B-6. 
  7. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-3. 
  8. ^ "Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (BOA-19991130ABY)". Federal Communications Commission. December 10, 1999. 
  9. ^ Guterman, Jimmy (1998). "Sam Phillips". In Paul Kingsbury, editor. The Encyclopedia of Country Music. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 414. 

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