WQBR (FM)

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WQBR
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City Avis, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Williamsport/Lock Haven/State College
Branding The Bear Country 99.9 FM
Frequency 99.9 / 92.7 MHz
Format Country/Americana music
Audience share 0.7 (Sp'08, R&R[1])
ERP 570 watts
HAAT 321.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 40766
Transmitter coordinates 41°13′45.00″N 77°22′2.00″W / 41.2291667°N 77.3672222°W / 41.2291667; -77.3672222
Former callsigns WHUM (1990-1993)
WDKK (1993-1993)
Affiliations AP Radio, Dial-Global Radio Network
Owner Maximum Impact Communications, Inc.
Webcast Yes
Website bear999.com

WQBR (99.9/92.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country/Americana music format. Licensed to Avis, Pennsylvania, United States, the station serves the Williamsport/Lock Haven/State College area, airing over substantial areas of Clinton, Lycoming and Centre Counties in Central Pennsylvania. Before the State College Arbitron ratings no longer were unavailable, the Bear was the only station that showed in both books.[clarification needed] The area between Williamsport and State College is the defining line between the influence of Pittsburgh to the west, and Philadelphia to the east; no station had ever bridged those markets.

The station is currently owned by Maximum Impact Communications, Inc. and features news programming from AP Radio, some satellite music programming from the Hot Country channel from Dial-Global Radio Network, and over 26 hours a week of local Americana music programming.[2][3]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WHUM on October 19, 1990. On January 6, 1993, the station changed its call sign to WDKK. On October 26, 1993, it changed to the current WQBR.[4]

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