WUTQ-FM

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WUTQ-FM
City of license Utica, New York
Broadcast area Utica, New York
Branding 100.7 WUTQ
Slogan Utica's Soft Favorites
Frequency 100.7 MHz
First air date 1989 (as WEIF)
Format Full service (AC)
ERP 1,600 watts
HAAT 191 meters
Class A
Facility ID 14532
Transmitter coordinates 43°2′15.00″N 75°11′45.00″W / 43.0375000°N 75.1958333°W / 43.0375000; -75.1958333
Callsign meaning UTiQa (approximation)
Former callsigns WEIF (1989–1994)
WVVC (1994–2001)
WKVU (2001–2010)
WRCK (2010–2012)
Owner Roser Communications Network, Inc.
Sister stations WBUG, WBGK, WRCK, WUSP, WVTL, WSKU, WSKS
Webcast Listen Live
Website wutqfm.com
"WUTQ" redirects here. For the former AM radio station that used the WUTQ calls, see WUSP (AM).

WUTQ-FM (100.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a full service format featuring soft adult contemporary music. Licensed to Utica, New York, USA, the station serves the Utica-Rome area. The station is currently owned by Roser Communications Network.

History[edit]

The station became a K-Love affiliate in 2001, after Bethany Broadcasting sold WVVC, a Christian radio station, to Educational Media Foundation for $1.25 million. It was the first purchase made by EMF in the state of New York. When the station took the K-Love affiliation, the calls were changed to WKVU.

On December 15, 2010 WRCK swapped frequencies with K-Love-formatted WKVU, with WRCK (and its Air 1 Christian rock format) moving to 100.7 FM and WKVU moving to 107.3 FM. In November 2011, EMF announced that it would sell WRCK to Roser Communications and move Air 1 to WOKR-FM (93.5 FM), which had previously carried the now-defunct God's Country Radio Network.[1]

On March 16, 2012, Roser took control of the channel and began a simulcast of AM stations WUTQ and WADR, the full-service gold-based adult contemporary stations that had been airing on the station since approximately 2007. WUTQ had previously been relying on an AM-to-FM translator, W238CA (95.5) in Middleville, for FM coverage. On March 23, the station took the WUTQ-FM call letters, with the WRCK call sign moving to the former WADR 1480 AM.

WUTQ spun off its former AM simulcast stations to Good Guys Broadcasting in July 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EMF spins excess station to Utica radio operator". Radio Business Report. November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 

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