|Branding||Real Rock 99.3|
|First air date||1978|
|Former callsigns||KTXI (1989-1992)
|Affiliations||ABC Radio , Premiere Radio Networks|
(MRR License LLC)
|Sister stations||KEZS-FM, KGIR, KGKS, KZIM|
KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Active Rock format. Licensed to Gordonville, Missouri, United States, the station is currently owned by Max Media and licensed to MRR License LLC and features programming from ABC Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.
The station was started in 1978 by Rainbow Broadcasting, owners of KJAS 1170 located in Jackson, Missouri. The original call letters were KJAQ-FM, "Q99". The station was sold to Al Sikes in the early 1980s. Target Media, owned by Tom Stine and Mark Rollings, purchased the stations in 1986 and moved the station from a 3-bedroom house in Gordonville to new studios in Cape Girardeau. Target Media sold KJAS AM 1170 in 1988. Target Media then sold Q99 to Zimmer Broadcasting in 1997. Zimmer sold the station—along with all of its other southeast Missouri (Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, and Poplar Bluff), and southern Illinois (Marion and Carbondale) properties (17 stations: WCIL, WCIL-FM, WJPF, WOOZ-FM, WUEZ, WXLT, KCGQ-FM, KEZS-FM, KGIR, KGKS, KJEZ, KKLR-FM, KLSC, KMAL, KSIM, KWOC, and KZIM) -- to Max Media, LLC. The sales occurred in December 2003, for a reported price of $43 million.
- "KCGQ-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Homan, John D. (2003-12-19). "Zimmer sells 17 radio stations". Southern Illinoisan.
The Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company, announced Wednesday it will sell 17 of its 32 stations [...] to Mississippi River Radio.
- "Changing Hands - 1/12/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-01-12.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KCGQ
- Radio-Locator information on KCGQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KCGQ
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