From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
KNRQ ALTERNATIVE103.7 logo.jpg
CityHarrisburg, Oregon
Broadcast areaEugeneSpringfield, Oregon
BrandingAlternative@103.7 NRQ
Frequency103.7 MHz
Translator(s)98.5 K253CF (Cottage Grove)
First air dateApril 1974 (as KOMS)
FormatAlternative rock
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT310 meters (1,020 ft)
Facility ID61987
Transmitter coordinates44°00′08″N 123°06′50″W / 44.00222°N 123.11389°W / 44.00222; -123.11389Coordinates: 44°00′08″N 123°06′50″W / 44.00222°N 123.11389°W / 44.00222; -123.11389[1]
Callsign meaningK New RoQ (Rock)
Former callsignsKOMS (1974-1978)
KIQY (1978-1993)
KXPC (1993-2013)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stationsKUJZ, KZEL, KEHK, KUGN, KSCR
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live via iHeart

KNRQ (103.7 MHz) is a commercial radio FM radio station, licensed to Harrisburg, Oregon, and serving the EugeneSpringfield radio market. It is owned by Cumulus Media and airs an alternative rock radio format.

Studios and offices are on Executive Parkway in Eugene and the transmitter is off Blanton Road, also in Eugene, sharing a tower with several other FM and TV stations.

Station history[edit]

The station signed on in April, 1974 as KOMS. On September 27, 1978 the call sign was changed to KIQY. The station was then assigned the call letters KXPC-FM by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 16, 1993.[2]

Until May 20, 2009, KXPC-FM (then licensed to Lebanon, Oregon) broadcast a country music format branded as "Pure Country 103.7."[3] On May 20, 2009, the station fell silent for technical and financial reasons.[4] The FCC granted the station temporary authority to remain silent on November 20, 2009, with a scheduled expiration of May 20, 2010.[4] If the station did not resume broadcasting by the date, its broadcast license would be subject to automatic forfeiture as it would have been off the air continuously for a full year. The Educational Media Foundation announced that the station would be operated as a "satellite" of KLVR in Middletown, California, as part of the K-LOVE radio network.[5]

On October 7, 2009, Portland Broadcasting LLC reached an agreement to transfer the broadcast license for KXPC-FM to the Educational Media Foundation for a total price of $1,250,000.[6][7][8] The deal gained FCC approval on November 24, 2009, and the transaction was completed on December 18, 2009.[6]

On November 13, 2009, the Educational Media Foundation applied to have the FCC modify the station's license from commercial to non-commercial educational.[5] This request was granted on May 10, 2010.[5]

On August 31, 2012 it was announced that Educational Media Foundation would sell KXPC-FM to Cumulus and Cumulus would move KNRQ from 97.9 FM to 103.7 FM when the 97.9 frequency moved to Portland, Oregon.[9] On July 28, 2013, Cumulus moved KNRQ to 103.7 at 12 Midnight (PDT) and relocated the KXPC calls to 97.9 (later changed to KLVP), where it began testing the signal in the Portland area with music until its transmitter is signed on, as part of its deal to close on its swap with EMF on August 1, 2013.[10]

KNRQ history[edit]

KNRQ started out on 95.3 serving the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon area. That station applied for an FCC construction permit to move its 97.9 frequency and change its city of license to Tualatin, Oregon, so it could serve the Portland area. It was granted on May 24, 2010. The station applied for a modified construction permit to move the 97.9 frequency and change its city of license to Aloha, Oregon, also serving the Portland area. It was granted then cancelled on July 19, 2011. KNRQ remained on the 97.9 FM frequency until the call sign and format was swapped with 103.7 FM on July 28, 2013.


KNRQ is simulcast on the following translator:

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K253CF 98.5 Cottage Grove, Oregon 250 D FCC



  1. ^ "Radio locator: Eugene, Oregon". Theodric Technologies LLC. 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BLSTA-20090521AC)". FCC Media Bureau. November 20, 2009.
  5. ^ a b c "Application Search Details (BMLED-20091112AMW )". FCC Media Bureau. May 10, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BALH-20091008ADS)". FCC Media Bureau. December 18, 2009.
  7. ^ "Deals - 2009-10-24". Broadcasting & Cable. October 26, 2009.
  8. ^ "Two more for EMF". Radio Business Report. October 10, 2009.
  9. ^ "Cumulus & EMF Swap Stations - RadioInsight". 31 August 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  10. ^ "FCC Update 7/16" from Radio Insight (July 16, 2013)

External links[edit]