WQBE-FM is one of two Charleston, West Virginia Country FM radio stations. WQBE is owned by Bristol Broadcasting Company of Bristol, Virginia, with a "twin" radio station WXBQ-FM in that area. WQBE also has another "twin" station WKYQ-FM in Paducah, Kentucky, also owned by Bristol Broadcasting. WQBE broadcasts with an ERP of 50,000 watts. WQBE is the leader in the Arbitron rations in the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to Bristol Broadcasting Company's website, WQBE's listening audience is strong in the 18 to 49 (male and female), and 25 to 54 (male and female) demographic ranges.
Here is a brief station timeline
- The station started as WKNA-FM July 6, 1948.
- The callsign was changed to WKAZ-FM August 5, 1957.
- Bristol Broadcasting Company buys the station on September 21, 1971.
- Call sign was changed to WQBE-FM October 14, 1983.