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Coordinates: 40°45′49.00″N 82°56′0.00″W / 40.7636111°N 82.9333333°W / 40.7636111; -82.9333333

WQEL Q92.7 logo.png
City Bucyrus, Ohio
Broadcast area Mid-Ohio
Branding Q92.7
Slogan Iconic rock
Frequency 92.7 MHz
First air date 1964 (as WBCO-FM)
Format Classic rock
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 93 meters (305 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 7112
Transmitter coordinates 40°45′49.00″N 82°56′0.00″W / 40.7636111°N 82.9333333°W / 40.7636111; -82.9333333
Former callsigns WBCO-FM (1964-1978)
WBCQ (1978-1987)
Affiliations Cleveland Indians Radio Network
Dial Global
Ohio State IMG Sports Network
Owner Franklin Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website wqel.com

WQEL (92.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to Bucyrus, Ohio, United States, the station serves the Mid-Ohio area. The station is currently owned by Franklin Communications and features programming from Westwood One.[1][2]


92.7 FM went on the air in 1964 as WBCO-FM, the sister station to WBCO. WBCO was founded in 1962 by Thomas P. & J. LaVonne Moore and Orville J. Sather as Brokensword Broadcasting Co. When the Moores and Sathers bought out the investors, it became Sa-Mor Stations. Full ownership was assumed by Tom and LaVonne following Orville's death. The stations were sold to Mike and Donna Laipply in 1991. In 1996, both stations were sold to the Ohio Radio Group, based in Ashland Ohio, who also owned stations WQIO and WMVO in Mount Vernon, Ohio, WNCO & WNCO-FM in Ashland, Ohio, WMAN-FM in Fredericktown, Ohio, WFXN-FM in Galion, Ohio and WXXF in Loudonville, Ohio. They would later add local WYNT in Upper Sandusky, Ohio to the group making it the largest radio ownership company in Ohio. In 2001, Ohio Radio Group was purchased by Clear Channel Communications, which had to sell two stations—WBCO and WQEL—that were purchased by Scantland Broadcasting, then current Saga Communications.

The station was assigned call sign WBCQ on October 26, 1978. On August 16, 1987, the station changed its call sign to the current WQEL.[3]


WQEL logo.png (WQEL's logo under previous classic hits format)


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