WOKQ

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WOKQ
WOKQ-FM logo.png
City Dover, New Hampshire
Broadcast area Seacoast
Merrimack Valley
York County, Maine
North Of Boston
Branding The Big 97-5 WOKQ
Slogan New England's Best Country
Frequency 97.5 MHz
Translator(s) 97.9 W250AB (Manchester)
First air date August 1970 (as WDNH)
Format Country
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 150 meters
Class B
Facility ID 22887
Transmitter coordinates 43°13′26″N 70°58′16″W / 43.224°N 70.971°W / 43.224; -70.971 (WOKQ)Coordinates: 43°13′26″N 70°58′16″W / 43.224°N 70.971°W / 43.224; -70.971 (WOKQ)
Former callsigns WDNH (1970-1977)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Portsmouth License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wokq.com

WOKQ is an FM radio station broadcasting on 97.5 MHz. and airs a country music format.

The transmitter is located in Barrington, New Hampshire with the station's city of license being Dover, New Hampshire. The studios are located in Dover. WOKQ also operates a simulcast on W250AB on 97.9, a translator in Manchester. It brands itself as "The Big 97.5".

WOKQ is owned by Townsquare Media, which also operates a classic hits-format simulcast on WSAK 102.1 and WSHK 105.3 out of the same studio facility.

Its

History[edit]

WOKQ was put on the air in August 1970[1] by Eastminster Broadcasting Company under the call letters WDNH.[2] Its country format was in place by 1972.[3] Eastminster sold WDNH to Fuller-Jeffrey Broadcasting in 1977, at which point it became WOKQ.[1] Fuller-Jeffrey was sold to Citadel Broadcasting in 1999.[4] Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[5]

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including WOKQ and WPKQ, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[6][7] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[8]


Translator[edit]

WOKQ also broadcasts on the following translator:

Broadcast translators of WOKQ
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
FCC info
W250AB 97.9 Manchester, New Hampshire 250 FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting Yearbook 1981 (PDF). 1981. p. C-146. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1972 (PDF). 1972. p. B-130. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1973 (PDF). 1973. pp. B–124–5. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ Fybush, Scott (April 30, 1999). "Fuller-Jeffrey Sells Out". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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