WQNY

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WQNY
WQNY logo.jpg
City of license Ithaca, New York
Branding Q Country 103.7
Frequency 103.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
103.7 HD2 simulcast of sister station WHCU
Translator(s) 103.3 W277BS (Ithaca)
First air date June 6, 1948 (as WVFC)
Format Country music
ERP 16,500 watts
HAAT 263 meters
Class B
Facility ID 32390
Transmitter coordinates 42°23′13.00″N 76°40′10.00″W / 42.3869444°N 76.6694444°W / 42.3869444; -76.6694444
Former callsigns WVFC (1948-1953)
WRRA (1953-1960)
WEIV (1960–1982)
Owner Saga Communications
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
Sister stations WNYY, WHCU
Website qcountry1037.com

WQNY (103.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Ithaca, New York, USA, the station serves that market and occasionally has appeared in the Elmira-Corning ratings, as the station can be heard well in the eastern and northeastern parts of that market. The station is owned by Saga Communications of New England, LLC.[1]

History[edit]

WQNY was the flagship station of the Rural Radio Network (having replaced the station now known as WYXL) and signed on June 6, 1948 as WVFC. WVFC (later WRRA and then WEIV) served as flagship of the network from 1948 to 1981, when the network split up. On December 21, 1982, the station changed its call sign to the current WQNY.[2]

Q-Country 103.7 is currently formatted as a country station, with local personalities either live or voicetracking from 6 am to 7 pm weekdays and most of the weekend daytime hours also. Prior to Saga ownership, WQNY was once an AOR type station known as Q104.

In March 2010, WQNY began carrying its AM sister stations on its HD subchannels. WNYY now occupies the 103.7-HD2 channel, while WHCU occupies 103.7-HD3. The HD carriage enables the AM stations to overcome smaller, directional patterns used during nighttime hours.

In August 2010, translator W240CB 95.9 FM signed on the air and was assigned to relay WQNY. Saga uses the translator to relay the WQNY HD3 feed, WHCU.

WQNY is the most popular station in the Ithaca market, according to Arbitron ratings, and is thus the most commercially successful of the former Rural Radio Network stations.

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