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|City||New Brunswick, New Jersey|
|Broadcast area||Central New Jersey|
|Slogan||Today's Hits, Yesterday's Favorites
Jersey's Christmas Station (Nov.-Dec.)
|First air date||1947|
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
|Callsign meaning||"WMGQ" from "MaGic"|
|Owner||Beasley Broadcast Group
(Beasley Media Group Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||WCTC, WDHA-FM, WMTR, WJRZ-FM, WRAT|
WMGQ, known on-air as Magic 98.3, is a radio station broadcasting from Somerset, New Jersey (the site of both the studio and transmitter tower) and licensed to New Brunswick (less than a mile away). It is located at 98.3 FM. The station can be heard in Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Union, and Hunterdon counties and parts of Morris and Essex counties. WMGQ is programmed by Jeff Rafter.
The station plays mostly adult contemporary music from the 1970s through the present, and their slogan is "Today's Hits, Yesterday's Favorites". WMGQ is owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, along with its sister station, WCTC. The station plays core artists like Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Mayer, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Journey.
Traditionally, WMGQ starts playing Christmas music 24/7 from Thanksgiving Eve until Christmas Day is over. From 2005 to 2009, WMGQ played Christmas music on November 20 to the day after Christmas is over (which most radio stations do). Today, Magic 98.3 goes all Christmas the Friday before Thanksgiving.
On July 19, 2016, Beasley Media Group announced it would acquire Greater Media and its 21 stations (including WMGQ) for $240 million. The FCC approved the sale on October 6, and the sale closed on November 1.
- Magic 98.3
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WMGQ
- Radio-Locator information on WMGQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WMGQ
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