WIQR

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WIQR
City Prattville, Alabama
Broadcast area Montgomery, Alabama
Frequency 1410 kHz
Format Silent
Power 5,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 8544
Transmitter coordinates 32°25′23″N 86°26′21″W / 32.42306°N 86.43917°W / 32.42306; -86.43917Coordinates: 32°25′23″N 86°26′21″W / 32.42306°N 86.43917°W / 32.42306; -86.43917
Former callsigns WIQR (1981-1988)
WSKN (1988-1989)
WRNB (1989-1995)
WIQR (1995-1996)[1]
Owner Star Power Communications Corporation

WIQR (1410 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Prattville, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Star Power Communications Corporation and serves the Montgomery, Alabama, area.[2]

It once aired Spanish sports radio format and featured programming from ESPN Deportes Radio.[3] In 2015 this station was doing classic Soul and R&B tunes. As of December 2015, this station went silent.

The station was most recently reassigned the WIQR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 5, 1996.[1] The station can be heard as far east as Atlanta.

Programming[edit]

Notable former on-air personalities included Max Howell, Jim Rome, Tim Brando, Arnie Spanier, David Stein, Tony Bruno, and Todd Wright.

The station was an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves radio network through the 2008 season.[4] Beginning with the 2009 season, WIQR was the local affiliate for the Tampa Bay Rays, the parent club to the Montgomery Biscuits of the Southern League.[5]

WIQR was an affiliate of the UAB Blazers ISP Sports Network airing all of the UAB Blazers football games and football coaches' shows.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ Harris, Brian (February 6, 2008). "Sports Talk Changes". Montgomery TV and Radio. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Affiliate Radio Stations". The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves. Retrieved December 18, 2008. 
  5. ^ Tankersley, Mike (March 8, 2009). "MEDIA WATCH: In with the Rays, out with the Braves". Montgomery Advertiser. 
  6. ^ "Two New Stations Added To UAB Radio Affiliates". UAB Official Athletic Site (Press release). August 29, 2006. 

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