KQQX

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KQQX
City Hermann, Missouri
Broadcast area Saint Louis, Missouri
Branding 93X
Frequency 93.3 MHz
First air date 1997
Format Alternative Rock
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 96 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 68579
Owner Twenty-One Sound Communications
Website [1] KQQXROCKS.COM

KQQX (93.3 FM) is a commercial radio station in Hermann, Missouri, broadcasting to the western suburbs of the Saint Louis, Missouri, area.

KQQX airs a modern rock music format branded as "93X", following suit of the similarly branded 93X, KXXR in the Minnesota Twin Cities, as well as the Memphis WMFS-FM.

History[edit]

KQQX began in Steelville, MO in 1985 as KNSX on 96.7 MHz, with a power of 3,000 Watts. In 1996, the station completed an upgrade to a Class C2 facility, giving it a signal covering a wide area of Eastern and Central, Missouri. In 2007, KNSX changed its call letters to KQQX, and in 2011, they received authorization from the Federal Communications Commission to change their city of license from Steelville to Hermann, MO, and move their tower closer to the St. Louis Metropolitan area, and upgrade output power to a full 50,000 Watts.

Digital broadcast[edit]

KQQX was one of the first FM stations that was digitally automated with no live DJs. The station also was a pioneer with webcasting a live feed online via Real Audio, of which KQQX was among the top 10 most listened to webstreams in 1997-1998.

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Coordinates: 38°06′16″N 91°02′30″W / 38.1045°N 91.0418°W / 38.1045; -91.0418