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CityWenatchee, Washington
Broadcast areaWenatchee, Washington
BrandingNewsradio 560 KPQ
SloganThe News & Talk Station
Frequency560 kHz
First air date1929
FormatNews Talk Information
Power5,000 watts
Facility ID71715
Transmitter coordinates47°27′12″N 120°19′43″W / 47.45333°N 120.32861°W / 47.45333; -120.32861
AffiliationsABC Radio , Premiere Radio Networks
OwnerCherry Creek Radio
(CCR-Wenatchee IV, LLC)
Sister stationsKPQ-FM
WebcastListen Live

KPQ (560 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk format. Licensed to Wenatchee, Washington, United States, the station serves the North Central Washington area. The station is owned by Cherry Creek Media and features programming from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and CCR's Washington Ag Network.[1]

The original license for what would become KPQ was granted in 1927 to radio station entrepreneur Louis Wasmer, who named Seattle as the city of license and chose the call letters KGCL. He sold the not-yet-broadcasting station to a local sporting goods store, who officially changed the calls to KPQ. The store then resold it to Westcoast Broadcasting, who in 1928 "moved out" the station to Wenatchee.[2] KPQ officially began broadcasting May 2, 1928.[3]

NewsRadio 560 has the region's largest news/ag department with Program Director/News Director Dylan Carder, Michael Knight, Dave Bernstein and Kevin Rounce. Don West also hosts a 3-hour daily sports talk show on KPQ. Kevin Andrus is VP Market Manager, while Laura Lawrence fills the role of Director of Sales. NewsRadio 560 KPQ also serves as the home of the Seattle Seahawks and Washington State Cougars football. The signal provides regional news all over Central Washington and up and down the Columbia River Basin, to the Canada–US border.

Former logo.


  1. ^ "KPQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Doll, Bob (1996). Sparks out of the Plowed Ground: The History of America's Small Town Radio Stations. p. 40. ISBN 1-886745-05-6.
  3. ^ KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions May 2 in History

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