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City Wenatchee, Washington
Broadcast area Wenatchee, Washington
Yakima, Washington
Branding 102.1 The Quake
Slogan Central Washington's Rock Station
Frequency 102.1 MHz
First air date November 15, 1967 [1]
Format Classic rock
ERP 35,000 watts
HAAT 809 meters (2,654 feet)
Class C
Facility ID 71524
Owner Wescoast Broadcasting
Sister stations KPQ, KWNC, KYSN, KKWN, KWWW, KQBG
Webcast Listen Live

KPQ-FM ("102.1 The Quake") is a classic rock radio station primarily serving Wenatchee and Central Washington. The Wescoast Radio outlet operates with an ERP of 35 kW with its city of license being Wenatchee, Washington.


KPQ-FM is not very powerful wattage-wise, but with its transmitter located atop Squilchuck Peak [2] near the Mission Ridge Ski Area, its exceptional HAAT (Height Above Average Terrain) at 2,654 feet allows KPQ-FM to have a line-of-sight signal that consistently reaches the Tri-Cities and Ritzville areas. Despite those locations being around 95 miles away, listeners can still receive KPQ-FM clearly even though Radio-Locator's map inaccurately shows them to be out of KPQ-FM's range. Most of Eastern Washington, Yakima, and Omak also receive KPQ-FM regularly. Under the right atmospheric conditions (such as during tropospheric ducting, for example), KPQ-FM reaches parts of Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula, northern Oregon (especially in the Blue Mountains), parts of Idaho and the Idaho Panhandle, outside Spokane (with a good selective tuner due to interference from KTSL-FM and/or declining line-of-sight of Squilchuck Peak), and even as far as parts of southern British Columbia, Canada.[3][4]


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