WQKK

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WQKK
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City Renovo, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area North Central Pennsylvania
Branding Q 106.9
Slogan Totally Awesome 80's
Frequency 106.9 MHz
Repeater(s) 106.9 WQKK-FM1 (Renovo)
First air date 1996 (as WXKW)
Format 80's hits
ERP 800 watts
HAAT 267 meters
Class A
Facility ID 49266
Former callsigns WMHU (1989-1995, CP)
WXKW (1995-1997)
WZYY (1997-2009)
Owner Magnum Broadcasting
Sister stations WQCK

WQKK is an FM radio station operating on 106.9 MHz licensed to Renovo, Pennsylvania; the station is owned by Magnum Broadcasting. It airs an 80s hits format branded as "Q106.9". It also broadcasts select high school sporting events.

Air personalities include Glenie B (Mornings); A J Meyer (10am-3pm) and Drew Shannon (3pm-7pm). Diana Stapleford serves as General Manager.

History[edit]

WQKK was previously a Hot Adult Contemporary station known as Y106.9 from 1996 until 2004 under the call sign WZYY; the station changed ownership and on January 1, 2005 became "106.9 The Surge" adopting a rock format. In May 2008 the rock format was dropped in favor of a simulcast of Country sister station 105.9 WJOW (105.9 Joe FM). In March 2009 the format was adjusted to a mix of Country and Classic Rock with the moniker "Rockin' Country 105.9/106.9 Joe FM. The format was changed back to rock under the brand "Qwik Rock" in September 2009. The call sign was changed from WZYY to WQKK (to match sister station WQCK) in October 2009.

On October 28, 2011 WQKK split from its simulcast with WQCK, changed format to soft adult contemporary and returned to using the brand "Y106.9". Within weeks the station evolved to Hot Adult Contemporary. But by 2014 y106.9 made changes to its music programming once again and upping it to more of a Top 40 Pop station Playing the hottest hits on the chart with a twist of Dance music, And Up-beat pop Hits from the 1980s and 1990s and early 2000 faves with rave reviews from listeners.

On December 1, 2016 WQKK changed their format from hot adult contemporary to 1980's hits, branded as "Q106.9".[1]

FM Booster[edit]

In addition to its main signal WQKK operates a 20 watt on-channel booster station, call sign WQKK-FM1, also licensed to Renovo, Pennsylvania.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All-80s Comes to State College Radioinsight - December 2, 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°14′17″N 77°45′00″W / 41.238°N 77.750°W / 41.238; -77.750