|Broadcast area||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Slogan||Today's Rhythm & All The Best Old School|
|Frequency||100.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1982 (as KMZQ)|
|Format||Rhythmic Hot AC
HD2: News/Talk (KXNT simulcast)
|Former callsigns||KMZQ-FM (1981-2005)
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
|Sister stations||KLUC-FM, KMXB, KXNT, KXST, KXTE|
KXQQ-FM is a commercial radio station located in Henderson, Nevada, broadcasting in the Las Vegas, Nevada area on 100.5 FM. KXQQ-FM airs a Rhythmic Hot AC format, billed as "Q100.5." Owned by CBS Radio, the station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while KXQQ-FM's transmitter is atop Black Mountain in Henderson.
KXQQ-FM broadcasts in HD:
- HD1 is a digital version of the KXQQ-FM over-the-air traditional (analog) broadcast.
- HD2 is a simulcast of KXNT 840 AM.
KXQQ-FM began in 1982 with the call letters KMZQ. KMZQ went through many changes over its 12-year run. KMZQ was known as "Q-100" and "Klassy 100." From 1995 to 2005, it was known as "Lite 100.5 FM." The first on-air personality was Ron Kirsh. Ron is still heard on the Las Vegas airwaves on KJUL.
On June 24, 2005, at 2 PM, after playing "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow, KMZQ began stunting with Christmas music; 45 minutes later, the stunt shifted to movie theme songs with the sound of a Roulette wheel in between. At 3 PM, the stunt ends with voiceover artist Howard Cogan asking to "please cut the cheesy Roulette wheel sound effect". Shortly thereafter, Lite 100.5 became Jack FM, with a variety hits format. The call letters were quickly changed to KKJJ. The first song on "Jack FM" was The Flying Lizards' cover of "Money (That's What I Want)". KMZQ-FM's call letters now belong to FM 99.3 in Payson, Arizona. However, KMZQ-AM airs on AM-670 in Las Vegas, which is a simulcast of KMZQ-FM in Payson.
In July 2010, CBS Radio announced that starting August 16, 2010, KKJJ would be replaced with a simulcast of sister station KXNT, and would be known as Newsradio 840 AM/100.5 FM KXNT. On August 16, at 5:03 AM, after playing "Talk Talk" by Talk Talk, KKJJ began simulcasting KXNT. The call letters were changed that day to KXNT-FM.
The lineup included The Wall Street Journal Report (5-6 am) followed by Las Vegas' Morning News" from 6a-9a and Jim Villanucci in afternoons from 3p-6p. Syndicated programs included Rush Limbaugh (9 am-noon), Dave Ramsey, Clyde Lewis and Coast to Coast AM (midnight-5 am).
On September 4, 2015, at 9 AM, after stunting for an hour with several random songs and liners redirecting KXNT listeners to 840 AM, KXNT-FM flipped to Rhythmic Hot AC as "Q100.5." Billing itself as "Today's Rhythm & All The Best Old School," the station is positioned between sister stations KMXB and KLUC in targeting a 25-49 audience while trying to upstage another upstart that also debuted the same day, KPLV-HD2/K280DD, who launched an Urban Contemporary format billed as "Real 103.9" to serve as a flanker for KPLV and to draw listeners away from KLUC and KVEG. In addition, KXNT will also have competition against another Rhythmic AC outlet, KOAS. The first song on "Q100.5" was "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan. The station changed to its current KXQQ-FM call sign on September 28, 2015.
The current on air personalities are Sandee Bonita as midday host (10am-3pm) and Bojo as afternoon host (3pm-7pm).
- Bornfield, Steve (January 20, 2010). "AM stations try to seduce FM listeners via simulcasts". Las Vegas Journal-Review. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
- KXNT-FM Becomes Q100.5
- "100.5 KXNT-FM Las Vegas Flips To Rhythmic Hot AC Q100.5" RadioInsight, September 4, 2015.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KXQQ
- Radio-Locator information on KXQQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KXQQ