|Branding||107.3 The Beat|
|Repeater(s)||107.3 K297BE (Kennewick, WA)|
|First air date||2008 (as KHAL at 93.5)|
|Format||Adult Top 40|
|HAAT||279.1 meters (916 ft)|
|Former callsigns||KHAL (2005-2009)|
|Former frequencies||93.5 MHz (2008-2011)|
(Jacobs Radio Programming)
KWCQ (106.1 FM, "The Beat") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Condon, Oregon, United States. The station is currently owned by Jeffery Huffman, through licensee Jacobs Radio Programming, and features a Hot AC format using programming from Cumulus Media's Today's Best Hits network. Until falling silent in June 2011, the station broadcast an adult contemporary music format and featured programming from Dial Global.
In 2005, NT Radio LLC applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on June 9, 2005, with a scheduled expiration date of June 9, 2008. The new station was assigned call sign "KHAL" on June 3, 2005. After construction and testing were completed, the station was granted its broadcast license on September 2, 2008. The station changed its call sign to KWCQ on May 18, 2009.
The station fell temporarily dark on June 9, 2011. In its filing with the FCC seeking authorization to remain silent for up to six months, the station asserted that it had "been unable to generate sufficient revenue to cover basic operating costs" and that they would attempt to "restructure the operation" and seek "new financing".
On July 13, 2012 KWCQ returned to the air with hot adult contemporary, branded as "103.1 Star FM", the frequency used in the branding is for translator K276EE 103.1 FM The Dalles, Oregon.
On October 15, 2012, KWCQ relaunched as "The Beat" as a result of a sale from Haystack Broadcasting to Jacobs Radio Programming. The sale was consummated on April 24, 2013 at a purchase price of $12,500.
KWCQ programming is also carried on a broadcast translator station to extend or improve the coverage area of the station on 107.3 FM in Kennewick, Washington.
|City of license||ERP
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "KWCQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
- "Application Search Details (BNPH-20041214AFN)". FCC Media Bureau. June 9, 2005. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Application Search Details (BLH-20080619AEQ)". FCC Media Bureau. September 2, 2008. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "Application Search Details (BLSTA-20110705ACS)". FCC Media Bureau. July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KWCQ
- Radio-Locator information on KWCQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KWCQ
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K297BE
- Radio-Locator information on K297BE
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