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For the station in Chicago, Illinois on 101.1 FM that held the call sign WIQI from 2011 to 2014, see WKQX (FM).
City of license Watseka, Illinois
Frequency 95.9 MHz
Format Currently Silent
ERP 1,000 watts
HAAT 14 meters
Class A
Facility ID 164237
Callsign meaning Warehoused calls; formerly stood for IQI as a visual equivalent to "101" on Merlin's former station on 101.1 FM in Chicago
Former callsigns WMLF (2006-2011)
WWWN (7/4/2011-7/21/2011)
WKQX (2011-2014)
Owner Radioactive, LLC

WIQI (95.9 FM) is a radio station in Watseka, Illinois that is owned by Radioactive, LLC. As of October 23, 2012, the station is currently silent. [1] On January 16, 2014, its call letters changed from WKQX to WIQI.[2]

Its main use as a facility has been as a call sign warehouse for the moribund media company Merlin Media, which placed the WKQX calls on the station to prevent a competitor in the Chicago market from re-using them between 2011 and 2014; the calls have been a mainstay on Chicago's 101.1 FM allocation since 1977. After Merlin's LMA'ing of 101.1 to Cumulus Media returned the WKQX calls to 101.1 FM in Chicago, the WIQI calls used from 2011 to 2014 were warehoused to this station. The station itself has been on the air the last five years only days at a time in each late winter in order to prevent the license from being revoked by the Federal Communications Commission for inactivity. The station's signal is confined to Watseka proper.


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Coordinates: 40°49′22″N 87°44′54″W / 40.82278°N 87.74833°W / 40.82278; -87.74833