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City of license St. Petersburg, Florida
Broadcast area Tampa, Florida
Branding 99.5 WQYK
Slogan Tampa Bay's Country Station
Frequency 99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
99.5-2 FM: Business Talk (WHFS (AM) simulcast)
First air date May 1958 (as WTCX)
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 174 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 28619
Callsign meaning tribute to former sister station WQIK in Jacksonville
Former callsigns WTCX (1958-1972)
Owner Beasley Broadcast Group
(WCHZ License, LLC)
Sister stations WLLD, WHFS, WRBQ, WHFS-FM, WYUU
Webcast Listen Live
Website wqyk.com

WQYK-FM (99.5 FM) is a commercial country music radio station in Tampa, Florida. It is under ownership of Beasley Broadcast Group. Its studios are in St. Petersburg (city of license) while its transmitter is east of Palm River-Clair Mel.

It signed on the air in May 1958 as WTCX. WTCX was a 31,000 watt classical music station and the first Tampa Bay FM to introduce stereo sound. It originally broadcast from a tiny studio at the transmitter site at 5750 North Haines Road in St. Petersburg, Florida and was owned by Trans-Chord company. The call letters changed to the current WQYK-FM in 1972.

On October 2, 2014, CBS Radio announced that it would trade 14 radio stations located in Tampa, FL, Charlotte, NC and Philadelphia, PA to the Beasley Broadcast Group in exchange for 5 stations located in Miami, FL and Philadelphia, PA.[1] The swap was completed on December 1, 2014.[2]


  1. ^ CBS And Beasley Swap Philadelphia/Miami For Charlotte/Tampa from Radio Insight (October 2, 2014)
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (December 1, 2014). "CBS Beasley Deal Closes". RadioInsight. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°55′55″N 82°24′04″W / 27.932°N 82.401°W / 27.932; -82.401