WGQR

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WGQR
City Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Broadcast area Fayetteville, North Carolina Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Branding Christian 105.7
Slogan A Better Variety of Southern Gospel
Frequency 105.7 MHz
Format Southern Gospel Music
ERP 7,700 watts
HAAT 177.7 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 60881
Transmitter coordinates 34°44′5″N 78°47′25″W / 34.73472°N 78.79028°W / 34.73472; -78.79028
Owner Christian Listening Network
Sister stations WCLN-FM
Website wgqr1057.com

WGQR (105.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel Music format. Licensed to Elizabethtown, North Carolina, USA, it serves the Fayetteville, North Carolina area. The station is currently owned by Christian Listening Network.

History[edit]

WGQR signed on in 1990 with an oldies format[1] and was known as "Solid Gold 105.7.[2]"

In 1993, Sound Business, which was 50 percent owned by Arthur DeBerry and Associates, owned WGQR and WBLA (AM). Lee Hauser, who owned the other 50 percent of Sound Business and served as its president, began managing WJSK and WAGR in Lumberton, North Carolina when the DeBerry company bought those stations. Morning host Dan Hester, who had worked at WWAY, replaced Hauser as station manager for WGQR and WBLA.[3] WGQR and WBLA both aired the Bladen County high school football game of the week.[4]

In 2004, Beasley Broadcasting tried to buy the stations, but the Federal Communications Commission disallowed the purchase because Beasley would own too many stations in the market.

On January 11, 2006, the sale of WGQR and WBLA to Christian Listening Network, owner of WCLN (AM) and WCLN-FM was completed WGQR switched to its current Southern Gospel format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Futch, "Gospel to Replace Nostalgia As Radio Stations Are Sold," The Fayetteville Observer, January 11, 2006.
  2. ^ Larry Cheek, "Disc Jockey Dudes," The Fayetteville Observer, March 26, 1992.
  3. ^ Jay Woodard, "Radio Stations' Sales Under Way," The Fayetteville Observer, August 25, 1993.
  4. ^ "Football Fills Airwaves Across Region Again," The Fayetteville Observer, August 26, 1993.

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