The station obtained the WQQQ call letters on November 1, 1992. WQQQ went on the air on October 7, 1993 with a live morning show from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. followed by a simulcast of then-sister station WREF (850 AM). In the evening and overnights, the station broadcast classical music from the Beethoven Network. WQQQ began programming separately full-time in March 1996. Until February 7, 2011, WQQQ aired a full serviceadult contemporary music format as "Q-103 FM".