WCVQ

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WCVQ
WCVQ-FM.jpg
City Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Broadcast area Clarksville-Hopkinsville area
Branding Q108
Slogan Today's Best Music
Frequency 107.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 99.1 W256CI (Clarksville, TN, relays HD2)
100.7 W264CK (Clarksville, TN, relays HD3)
First air date 1969
Format FM/HD1: Hot Adult Contemporary
HD2: Contemporary Christian "Sunny 99.1"
HD3: Classic Country "100.7 The Outlaw"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 275 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 61253
Transmitter coordinates 36°32′23.00″N 87°39′45.00″W / 36.5397222°N 87.6625000°W / 36.5397222; -87.6625000
Former callsigns WABD-FM (1968–1986)[1]
Owner Saga Communications of Tuckessee, LLC
Sister stations WKFN, WRND, WRND, WVVR, WZZP
Webcast Listen Live
Website q108.com
mysunny991.com (HD2)
outlaw1007.com (HD3)

WCVQ (107.9 FM, "Q108") is a Fort Campbell-licensed radio station broadcasting a Hot Adult Contemporary format in the Clarksville-Hopkinsville broadcast area. The station is currently owned by Saga Communications of Tuckessee, LLC.[2] and is also broadcast on HD radio.[3]

WCVQ studios and offices are co-located with its sister stations in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee; all of which make up a cluster known as the 5 Star Radio Group, a unit of Saga Communications, Inc.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air in 1968 as WABD-FM, which at the time was a sister station to the AM station with the same call letters. WABD, now WRND, was a Top 40-formatted station. In the late 1970s WABD-FM broadcast an album rock format, while WABD-AM switched to oldies.

On December 13, 1986, the station was sold to Southern Broadcasting, and changed their call letters to the current WCVQ. The station has used the Q-108 branding ever since. Also in December 1986, WCVQ upgraded its signal to a 100,000 watt signal. Its current owner, Saga Communications, purchased the station at some point in the early 2000s. The station's signal has been transmitting from their present 950 feet (290 m) tower ever since.

In 2014, through its HD radio signal, the station launched its HD2 subchannel to serve as a Contemporary Christian station, branded as "Sunny 99.1," which is simulcast over analog low-powered FM translator W256CI, which broadcasts at 99.1 megahertz. The next year, an HD3 subchannel was launched to bring the Classic Country format to the area, which is simulcast over W264CK, at 100.7 megahertz.

Programming[edit]

Gretchen Cordy, a Clarksville native who starred in Survivor: Borneo, hosts the station's morning show along with Ryan Ploeckelman. The show is called Ryan and Gretchen. Scott Chase is the afternoon drive personality. Chase was formerly the program director of the former WSSR "Star 95.7" in Tampa, Florida. Until 2014, the station played Kid Kelly's Backtrax USA on Sunday nights from 8 p.m. to Midnight. The station aired both the 1980s and 90s versions until WRND-FM took over both versions of the show when they changed formats in December 2013.

HD radio[edit]

The station's HD radio signal is multiplexed in this manner.

Freqnency
(MHz-subchannel)
Callsign Programming [3]
107.9 FM
107.9-1 HD
WCVQ Simulcast of the traditional FM signal
"Q108" / Hot Adult Contemporary
107.9-2 HD WCVQ-HD2 W256CI / "Sunny 99.1"
Contemporary Christian
107.9-3 HD WCVQ-HD3 W264CK / "100.7 The Outlaw"
Classic Country

Signal coverage[edit]

WCVQ's primary coverage area is the Clarksville/Hopkinsville metropolitan area, covering the Pennyrile region of Western Kentucky and northwestern Middle Tennessee. WCVQ also secondarily covers the Nashville Metropolitan Area as it is considered to be in both the Clarksville and Nashville radio markets. The station's signal also covers parts of the Jackson Purchase region of far western Kentucky, including Paducah, and it can also received as far as extreme southern Illinois.

WCVQ's signal also had presence in the Bowling Green area. This ended in early 2017, when that area's Fox Sports Radio affiliated station turned Classic country station WBGN launched a low-powered translator, W300DA, to rebroadcast that station's AM signal over 107.9 MHz. WCVQ could still be heard in portions of Logan and Butler counties in southern Kentucky that can not receive the FM signal of W300DA, but the signals of both stations are subject to interference with one another.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCVQ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WCVQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ a b "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity. 

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