KRQQ

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KRQQ
KRQ 2014 logo.png
CityTucson, Arizona
Broadcast areaTucson, Arizona
Branding93.7 KRQ
SloganToday's Hit Music with Johnjay & Rich In The Morning
Frequency93.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1971
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
ERP93,000 watts
HAAT613.0 meters (2,011.2 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID53591
Callsign meaningCall letters are shortened to be pronounced KRQ
Former callsignsKXEW-FM (1971-1977)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsKMIY, KNST, KYWD, KOHT, KXEW, KTZR
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://krq.iheart.com/

KRQQ is an FM radio station in Tucson, Arizona, which is licensed to broadcast on the frequency of 93.7 MHz. It has a power of 93,000 watts effective radiated power and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its transmitter is on Tucson Mountain. Known as 93.7 KRQ, the station plays Top 40 (CHR) music, and its primary audience or demographic is teens and young adults. Its studios are located north of downtown Tucson along Oracle Road.

History[edit]

KRQQ began its life in 1971 as KXEW-FM, a Spanish station which also aired some bilingual programming especially in the evenings. It was purchased by Western Cities Broadcasting in 1977; the new owners made it a top 40 station, under the name of "The New 94 KRQ", and changed the call letters as KRQQ. The station was sold to Nationwide Communications in the 1980s.

According to radio industry trade publication Radio and Records, during the late 1980s, KRQQ was the highest-rated Top 40 station in the United States under their program director and KZZP alum himself Clarke Ingram, with a 23 percent share of the total audience.

Nationwide later sold its Tucson stations to Tucson Radio Partners, which in turn was absorbed by Prism Radio and then iHeartMedia in the 1990s. The radio station is currently one of the best rated Top 40 stations in Arizona.

The station's slogan in the 1990s was "Tucson's Only Hit Music Station!"

Programs[edit]

KRQQ's former logo, used until 2012

Music[edit]

Music on the station stays within the CHR genre. However, their playlist moves with the audience. During the daytime, the playlist consists of mostly mainstream CHR songs, Hot AC, and strong golds, being light on urban and rhythmic. During the late afternoon, evening, and overnight hours, the playlist is much heavier on urban and rhythmic tracks, with mainstream songs mixed in.

KRQ also includes a very strong 'gold' and 'recurrent' tracks mixed in the playlist, mostly during the daytime.

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Coordinates: 32°14′56″N 111°07′01″W / 32.249°N 111.117°W / 32.249; -111.117