KQRX

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KQRX
City Midland, Texas
Broadcast area Midland-Odessa
Branding Rock 95.1
Slogan Where the Basin Rocks
Frequency 95.1 MHz
First air date 1995
Format Active rock
ERP 10,500 watts
HAAT 154 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 67026
Owner Brazos Communications West, LLC
Sister stations KMCM, KHKX
Webcast Listen Live
Website KQRX Online

KQRX (95.1 FM, "Rock 95.1") is a commercial radio station located in Midland, Texas, broadcasting to the Midland-Odessa market. KQRX airs an active rock music format.

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KQRX signed on in 1995 airing a modern rock music format branded as "The X". They carried the ESPN Radio show EXPN as one of their signature shows. The station's branding eventually evolved, becoming "95X - The New Music Alternative". On March 8, 2007, KQRX was bought by the West Texas Radio Group. They decided to drop the modern rock music format in favor of an adult hits music format. They re-branded it as "Bob FM" and had it join the national stations that carry Bob FM. That fall, KQRX also began broadcasting live high school football coverage for the Midland Christian High School Mustangs.[1] In 2009, Bob FM took over the post-season rights for Midland College athletics from KMND. In 2009 they broadcast some Odessa Roughnecks games when Odessa Jackalopes playoffs games were scheduled to be broadcast at the same time on sister station KMCM, but they took over the full broadcasting contract for the 2010 season and beyond. In 2011 KQRX stopped broadcasting the Midland Christian Mustangs. In 2012 they stopped broadcasting the West Texas Roughnecks games.

On September 13, 2012 KQRX changed their format from adult hits (as "Bob FM") to active rock, branded as "Rock 95.1".[2]

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Coordinates: 32°03′11″N 102°17′42″W / 32.053°N 102.295°W / 32.053; -102.295