WKMQ

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WKMQ
WKMQ AM1060-101.1FM logo.png
Broadcast areaTupelo
Frequency1060 kHz
BrandingTupelo's Talk AM 1060 101.1 FM
Programming
FormatNews Talk Information
AffiliationsABC Radio, CNN Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Ownership
Owner
WESE, WTUP, WTUP-FM, WWKZ, WWZD-FM
History
Former call signs
WJLJ (1980s)
WCFB (mid-late 80s)
WPMX (1990–1994)
WWZD (1994–1995)
WNRX (1995–2000)
Technical information
Facility ID68351
ClassD
Power960 watts day
12 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
34°15′18″N 88°41′24″W / 34.25500°N 88.69000°W / 34.25500; -88.69000
Translator(s)101.1 W266BC (Tupelo)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitenewstalkwkmq.iheart.com

WKMQ (1060 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Tupelo, Mississippi, United States, the station serves the Tupelo area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., through licensee iHM Licenses, LLC, and features programming from ABC Radio, CNN Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air in 1973 with the call letters WJLJ. It ran a top 40 and a country format during the early 80s. In the mid-80s, the station changed to a Contemporary Christian music station as "Christian Radio 1060 WCFB".

After a change in ownership, the station changed to Urban/R&B Format as "PowerMix 1060" with the call letters WPMX on November 30, 1990 which was the beginning of the urban/R&B format in the Tupelo area, which then transferred to WESE-FM 92.5 and evolved into "92.5 JAMZ" and currently "92.5 The Beat".

On April 18, 1994, the station changed its call sign to WWZD and simulcast its sister station WWZD-FM "Wizard 106.7".

On November 1, 1995 the station became news/talk with call letters WNRX, and on May 1, 2000 to the current WKMQ,[2]

WKMQ airs Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

FM Translator[edit]

In addition to the main station on the frequency of 1060 kHz, WKMQ is relayed on an FM translator which covers most of the Tupelo city limits.

Broadcast translators of WKMQ
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
W266BC 101.1 Tupelo, Mississippi 140567 250 26.2 m (86 ft) D FCC LMS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WKMQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WKMQ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

External links[edit]