|City of license||Lyndon, Kentucky|
|Broadcast area||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Branding||New Country Q103.1|
|Callsign meaning||Q103.1 New CoUntry|
|Former callsigns||WSTM (?-1978)
|Owner||Summit Media LLC
WQNU (103.1 FM, "New Country Q103.1") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Lyndon, Kentucky, USA, the station serves the Louisville, Kentucky, area. The station is currently owned by Summit Media LLC.
The station, formerly known as WSTM (for St. Matthews, its former city of license), was assigned the call letters WNUU on August 28, 1978. On New Year's Day 1980, the station changed its callsign to WRKA. For much of the 1980s, the station had an adult contemporary music format and at one time featured Glenn Beck as their morning drive host. In the late '80s the station adopted an oldies format.
On July 18, 2008, at 2:30 pm after playing The Beatles' Hello, Goodbye and a message from the station's program director going into a commercial break, the station aired a clip show of moments of the station themed to American Pie by Don McLean that ended on the lyric Something touched me deep inside/The day the music died., followed by one last jingle. After about a minute of static (through which the song Beginnings by Chicago could be faintly heard), the station introduced their "new" format as News/Talk 103.1 WRKA complete with fake reports before having a fake "Breaking Fox News Alert" report of radio antennas in Kentucky being hacked leading into the introduction of New Country Q103.1 at 3 pm, launching with Kid Rock's All Summer Long. The same day, they changed callsigns to the current WQNU. The former WRKA callsign is now used on a sister station in the Louisville market.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WQNU
- Radio-Locator information on WQNU
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQNU
- Footage of WRKA changing formats
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