WRQQ

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For the Belle Meade, Tennessee radio station that held the call sign WRQQ at 97.1 FM from 1999 to 2012, see WLVU-FM.
For the Halifax, Pennsylvania radio station that held the call sign WRQQ at 88.5 FM during 2012, see WKHW.
WRQQ
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City of license Hammond, Louisiana
Broadcast area Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Branding Classic Hits 103.3
Frequency 103.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1965
Format Classic Hits
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 306 meters
Class C
Facility ID 61271
Transmitter coordinates 30°24′6.00″N 90°50′43.00″W / 30.4016667°N 90.8452778°W / 30.4016667; -90.8452778
Former callsigns WKJN (1984-1989)
WKJN-FM (1989-1999)
WCAC (1999-2001)
WBBE (2001-2005)
WCDV (2005-2012)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KQXL, WEMX, WIBR, WXOK
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (iHeart)
Website classichits1033.com

WRQQ (103.3 FM, "Classic Hits 103.3") is a classic hits music formatted radio station serving the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and its city of license is Hammond, Louisiana.

History[edit]

Previous formats were country as both WKJN (Kajun 103 FM) beginning in 1984 and WCAC (Cat Country 103) from 1998 to 2001. Adult Contemporary as WBBE (B-103) from 2001 to 2005, and becoming WCDV (Diva 103.3) on June 10, 2005. They were patterned after sister station WDVW ("Diva 92.3") New Orleans, Louisiana and both used the "Music For The Diva In You" slogan.

On September 18, 2006 WCDV dropped the Diva format and returned to its former AC direction, becoming "Sunny 103.3, Today's Refreshing Soft Rock". Sunny 103.3 features Jeff and Company weekday mornings, The At Work Network with Elizabeth Eads during middays and the syndicated "The John Tesh Radio Show" airing in the afternoons.

On September 25, 2008 the New Orleans Hornets announced that Sunny 103.3 would be the Baton Rouge flagship station for the team's radio network. The New Orleans flagship will be KMEZ. The team has also signed agreements with 18 other radio stations across the states of Louisiana and Mississippi to broadcast Hornets games for the 2008-09 season.

On February 15, 2010 Sunny 103.3 became "Music for Generation X" playing music from the 90s, ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Vanilla Ice to Sir Mix-a-lot. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[1]

On July 24, 2012 WCDV changed their call letters to WRQQ.

On September 13, 2013 WRQQ changed their format to classic hits, branded as "Classic Hits 103.3".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/85025/wrqq-baton-rouge-shifts-to-classic-hits/

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