WHQX

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WHQX
WHKX WHQX 2009.PNG
City of license Gary, West Virginia
Broadcast area Southeastern West Virginia
Southwestern Virginia
Branding "Kicks Country"
Frequency 107.7 MHz
First air date 1989
Format Country
ERP 8,600 watts
HAAT 172 meters (564 ft)
Class C3
Facility ID 6005
Transmitter coordinates 37°8′1.0″N 81°35′42.0″W / 37.133611°N 81.595000°W / 37.133611; -81.595000
Callsign meaning QX = "Kicks"
Former callsigns WJHT (1989-1993)
WNNY (1993-1997)
Owner Alpha Media
(L&L Licensee, LLC)
Sister stations WBDY, WHAJ, WHIS, WHKX, WKEZ, WKOY, WKQY WTZE
Webcast WHQX Webstream
Website kickscountry.com

WHQX (107.7 FM, "Kicks Country") is a radio station licensed to serve Gary, West Virginia, USA. The station is owned and operated by Alpha Media.

Programming[edit]

WHQX broadcasts a country music format serving Southeastern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia.[1] The station operates in conjunction with sister station WHKX as "Kicks Country".

History[edit]

Cedar Bluff Broadcasting Company, Inc., received the original construction permit for a new FM radio station to serve Cedar Bluff, Virginia, from the Federal Communications Commission on June 20, 1988.[2] The new station was assigned the call sign WJHT by the FCC on December 7, 1989.[3] WJHT received its license to cover from the FCC on March 15, 1991.[4]

Facing financial difficulties, Cedar Bluff Broadcasting Company, Inc., filed an application with the FCC in February 1992 to voluntarily assign its broadcast license to Richard A. Money, bankruptcy trustee. The transfer was approved by the FCC on March 19, 1992.[5] Money, in turn, reached an agreement to sell this station to the Raslor Corporation in March 1992. The deal was approved by the FCC on June 5, 1992, and the transaction was finally consummated more than a year later on June 7, 1993.[6]

Logo used until August 2009.

Just two days later, Raslor Corporation applied to the FCC to transfer the license for WJHT to Bluefield Broadcasting Company, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on August 11, 1993, and the transaction was consummated on August 13, 1993.[7] The new owners had the FCC change the call sign to WBBY on August 27, 1993.[3]

In October 1996, Bluefield Broadcasting Company, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to New Adventure Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on November 29, 1996, and the transaction was consummated on January 31, 1997.[8] In February 1997, New Adventure Communications, Inc., applied to transfer the WBBY license to Adventure Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on March 6, 1997, and the transaction was consummated on May 29, 1997.[9] The station was assigned the WHQX call sign by the FCC on May 30, 1997.[3]

In July 2000, Adventure Communications, Inc., reached an agreement to sell WHQX to Triad Broadcasting through its Monterey Licenses, LLC, subsidiary. The deal was approved by the FCC on August 8, 2000, and the transaction was consummated on September 15, 2000.[10]

At the request of the licensee, the FCC modified WHQX's community of license from Cedar Bluff, Virginia, to Gary, West Virginia, effective September 30, 2003.[11]

Effective May 1, 2013, Triad Broadcasting sold WHQX and 29 other stations to L&L Broadcasting for $21 million.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19880106MF)". FCC Media Bureau. June 20, 1988. 
  3. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19891214KD)". FCC Media Bureau. March 15, 1991. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19920221HH)". FCC Media Bureau. March 19, 1992. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19920311HA)". FCC Media Bureau. June 7, 1993. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19930609GG)". FCC Media Bureau. August 13, 1993. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19961007GJ)". FCC Media Bureau. January 31, 1997. 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19970220GS)". FCC Media Bureau. May 29, 1997. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20000727AAN)". FCC Media Bureau. September 15, 2000. 
  11. ^ "Media Bureau Docket No. 02-316". Federal Communications Commission. August 18, 2003. 

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