WMXQ

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For the radio station in Jacksonville, Florida known as WMXQ from 1997-2009, see WXXJ.
WMXQ
City of license Hartford City, Indiana
Broadcast area Muncie-Marion, Indiana
Branding MAX 93.5
Slogan Maximum Classic Rock
Frequency 93.5 MHz
First air date 1986 (as WWWO)
Format Classic rock
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 139 meters
Class A
Facility ID 70187
Transmitter coordinates 40°25′16.00″N 85°25′40.00″W / 40.4211111°N 85.4277778°W / 40.4211111; -85.4277778<
Callsign meaning W MaXimum Q
Former callsigns WWWO (1986-1999)
WHTY (1999-2009)
Owner Woof Boom Radio Muncie License LLC
Website maxrocks.net

WMXQ (93.5 FM, licensed to Hartford City, Indiana) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic rock format. The stations serves the Muncie-Marion area. The station is currently owned by Woof Boom Radio Muncie License LLC.[1] In the evenings, the station carries the nationally syndicated radio program Nights with Alice Cooper

The current air lineup is as follows...

Mon - Fri 6:00am-10:00am - MAXimum Music Morning Show with Randy Rankin
Mon - Fri 10:00am-3:00pm - Jaybo and the MAX Midday Show
Mon - Fri 3:00pm-7:00pm - Rockin' Ride Home with Zach Attack
Mon - Sat 7:00pm-12:00mid - Nights with Alice Cooper
Sun 9:00am-12:00noon - Sean Spence

History[edit]

The station was originally assigned the call letters WWHC. The call letters were changed to WWWO on 1986-01-16. On 1999-06-16, the station changed its call sign to WHTY.[2]

WMQX began in 1979 as WAXT "97 Country" was located in the building just east of a truck terminal "W.A.X.T building was most recently a bar called "The Last Round-Up" on West State Road 28 in Alexandria and was founded by Bellefontaine, Ohio-based Triplett Broadcasting which fell into bankruptcy in the mid-1980s prompting the sale of the station.

WMXQ (as WWWO with a rock format) began as a construction permit for a Hartford City FM station in the late 1960s but never came on the air initially due the financial difficulties of the former WBMP in Elwood (now WIKL) which was to have founded that station, hence it remained dormant (and silent) until 1986.

On July 13, 2009 WHTY and WHTI changed their call letters to WMXQ and WMQX, respectively, to go with their "Max" branding.

On June 1, 2014, WMQX broke away from the MAX simulcast for a country music format as "96.7 BLAKE FM". 93.5 continued on as MAX 93.5.

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