WQBT

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WQBT
WQBT 94.1TheBeat logo.png
City Savannah, Georgia
Broadcast area Savannah, Georgia
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Branding "94.1 the Beat"
Slogan #1 for Hip-Hop and R&B
Frequency 94.1 MHz
First air date 1946
Format Urban Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 396 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 8594
Callsign meaning W Q BeaT
Former callsigns WTOC-FM (1946-1979)
WCHY (1979-1987)
WCHY-FM (1987-1999)
WSCA (1999-2001)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 941thebeat.com

WQBT (94.1 FM), known as "94.1 The Beat", is an Urban Contemporary radio station targeted towards Savannah, Georgia. It is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are located in Garden City (with a Savannah address) and utilizes a transmitter located west of Savannah in unincorporated Chatham County.

Programming[edit]

The station had controversial morning hosts Star and Buc Wild—which replaced Russ Parr in the morning slot. Parr's show has since returned to WQBT's morning drive time slot, but as of 2016, it is now home to The Breakfast Club.

History[edit]

former logo

Before the mid-1970s, the station was a simulcast of WTOC (AM), and had the callsign of WTOC-FM. Before it was an Urban Contemporary formatted station, it had a long stint as a country music formatted station to compete with daytimer WEAS. In the late '80s and early '90s, the callsign WCHY was part of the station's identity as a country station ("WCHY 94.1 Continuous Country"; the station would sometimes refer to itself as "Y-94".), thus the callsign's creation, as at that time it stood for We're Country Hits Y'all.

WCHY (AM) and WCHY-FM were sold by Roth Broadcasting in 1995 to WP Radio, which in turn was selling its stations to Patterson Broadcasting as WP Radio left the business.[1]

Later, this station was WSCA-FM - "Cat Country 94."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newsline". Billboard. 107 (21): 106. May 27, 1995. 

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Coordinates: 32°02′46″N 81°20′28″W / 32.046°N 81.341°W / 32.046; -81.341