WFEQ

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WFEQ
City of license Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area State College, Pennsylvania
Branding 98.7 The Freq
Frequency 98.7 MHz
Format AAA
ERP 2,200 watts
HAAT 168 meters
Class A
Facility ID 30445
Callsign meaning W FrEQ
Former callsigns WZRZ (1995-2000)
WLTS-FM (2000-2001)
WOJZ (2001-2003)
WOWY (2003-2005)
WQWK (2005-2006)
WSGY (2006-2008)
WWSH (2008-2011)
WEMR (2011-2015)
Owner Kristin Cantrell
(Southern Belle, LLC \)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 987thefreq.com

WFEQ (98.7 FM) is a radio station located in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania.

History of the Mill Hall/Pleasant Gap PA 98.7 frequency[edit]

98.7 was originally licensed to Mill Hall, PA as WZRZ in December of 1995. Engineer Jack (Jay) Kennedy found this available frequency and put it on the air, playing an assortment of formats. In 1997, Sabatino Cupelli purchased the license and hired Sam Jordan to program the station. Jordan studied the market and decided to do a Classic Rock format, positioning the station as "Rock 98.7" and also programmed Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, NFL Football, and high school sports on the station.

Later on, the station was sold to Forever Broadcasting and the community of license was changed to Pleasant Gap. The station adopted the call letters WLTS-FM in late 2000. During Forever's ownership, the station carried several formats including Smooth Jazz Format under the calls WOJZ, Adult Rock as WQWK and Country as WSGY, a repeater of Froggy 98 from Altoona, Pennsylvania. 98.7 was sold to 2510 Associates who also operated State College stations WBHV-FM (B94.5) and WOWY 97.1. 2510 broadcast a soft AC format programmed by Nick Ferrara using the handle 98.7 Wish-FM and the call letters WWSH. The Wish Wake-Up Show was hosted by State College Radio veteran Ruth O'Brien.

Studio

On August 18, 2011, WWSH changed their format to mainstream rock, branded as "Eagle 98.7" under new call letters, WEMR. The Eagle lineup included the "Morning Drive" with Wentz and The Drive Home "Overdrive" with Shannon.

On July 3, 2015, WEMR changed their format to adult album alternative (AAA), branded as "98.7 The Freq", and were granted the WFEQ call letters.[1]

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Coordinates: 40°55′59″N 77°45′40″W / 40.933°N 77.761°W / 40.933; -77.761