WKQR

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WKQR
WKQR-FM Kiss radio logo.png
City Mullens, West Virginia
Broadcast area Southern West Virginia
Branding 92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM
Frequency 92.7 kHz
First air date September 30, 1981[1][2]
Format Contemporary hit radio
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (328 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 60598
Transmitter coordinates 37°31′07″N 81°22′43″W / 37.51861°N 81.37861°W / 37.51861; -81.37861
Former callsigns WPMW (1981-2008)
WVJO (2008-2011)[3]
Owner West Virginia-Virginia Holding Company, LLC
Sister stations WKQB
Website kissfmnow.com

WKQR (92.7 FM) - branded as 92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM, - is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Mullens, West Virginia. The station, established in 1981, is owned by West Virginia-Virginia Holding Company, LLC.

Programming[edit]

Since May 2011, WKQR has aired a contemporary hit radio music format branded as "92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM" in conjunction with sister station WKQB (102.9 FM) in Pocahontas, Virginia.[4] Notable weekday programming includes the syndicated The Ace & TJ Show morning show.[5]

History[edit]

Early years (1981–2011)[edit]

In 1979, Slab Fork Broadcasting Company applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on March 9, 1981, with a scheduled expiration date of March 9, 1982.[6] The new station was assigned call sign "WPMW" on July 24, 1981.[3] The station began broadcasting under program test authority on September 20, 1981.[2] After construction and testing were completed, the station was granted its broadcast license on May 26, 1983.[7]

In October 1997, Slab Fork Broadcasting Company, L.P., agreed to sell WPMW to Castle Rock Investments, LLC. The FCC approved the sale on December 31, 1997, and the transaction was consummated on January 9, 1998.[8]

Former branding

In September 2005, Castle Rock Investments, LLC, contracted to sell WPMW to West Virginia-Virginia Holding Company, LLC, for $120,000.[9] The deal gained FCC approval on December 29, 2005, and the formal consummation of the deal took place on March 29, 2006.[10] At the time of the sale, the station was playing a classic rock music format branded as "C-92".[9][11] The new owners had the FCC change the station's call sign to "WVJO" on May 2, 2008.[3] This change was made to match the "Joe FM" branding of the station's adult hits format.

Kiss FM 92.7/102.9 (2011–present)[edit]

On May 19, 2011, WVJO changed their call sign to WKQR.[3] On May 24, 2011, WKQR changed their format from adult hits to CHR/Top 40, branded as "92.7 and 102.9 Kiss FM" and began simulcasting on sister station WKQB. On June 20, 2011, WKQR added the syndicated The Ace & TJ Show morning show.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1983. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1983. p. B-266. 
  2. ^ a b "Flashback: What Happened on September 30". The Gilmer Free Press. September 30, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau. May 24, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  5. ^ a b "Ace & TJ Snare Two More Affiliates". All Access Music Group. June 13, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-10776)". FCC Media Bureau. March 9, 1981. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19811009AJ)". FCC Media Bureau. May 26, 1983. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19971028EK)". FCC Media Bureau. January 9, 1998. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "C-92/Mullens, WV Changes Hands". All Access Music Group. November 21, 2005. Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20051117ABF)". FCC Media Bureau. March 29, 2006. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Deals - 4/16/2005". Broadcasting & Cable. April 16, 2005. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 

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