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City Florence, Alabama
Broadcast area Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area
Branding Q107
Slogan Great Classics & the Best of Today
Frequency 107.3 MHz
Translator(s) 106.9 W295AE (Trinity)
First air date August 8, 1962 (as WOWL-FM)
Format Adult Hits
ERP 93,000 watts
HAAT 310 meters (1017 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 5274
Transmitter coordinates 34°40′24″N 87°42′56″W / 34.67333°N 87.71556°W / 34.67333; -87.71556
Former callsigns WOWL-FM (1962-1965)
WJOI-FM (1965-1967)
WQLT (1967-1978)[1]
Owner Big River Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WSBM, WXFL, WLVS-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wqlt.com

WQLT-FM (107.3 FM, "Q107") is a radio station licensed to serve Florence, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Big River Broadcasting Corporation. Operated by the family of Sam Phillips, WQLT serves the city of Florence, Northwest Alabama, parts of northeast Mississippi, and parts of southern middle Tennessee with an ERP of 93,000 watts.


WQLT-FM broadcasts a very wide-ranging adult hits format with a hybrid of adult contemporary, alternative rock and classic hits music.[2] In addition to its usual music programming, WQLT-FM is an affiliate of the Tennessee Titans football radio network.[3]

Weekday On-Air Personalitites are:[4] Jimmy O (6a-10a), RIver Jones (10a-2p), Chip Valentine (2p-6p), Chris Michaels (6p-12a), Clay Barker (12a-6a).

Weekend On-Air Personalities are: Henry Green (6a-12p every other Sat./6p-12a Sun.) Ariel Montgomery (6a-12p Every Other Sat), Alex Vex (12p-6p), Chris Michaels (6p-12p Sat.), and Clay Barker (6a-12p Sun)

Regular weekday programming includes[4] "Your Morning Show" with Jimmy O from 6-10am, "All Request Lunch Break" with River Jones from 12-1pm, and your "5 O'clock Ride Home" with Chip Valentine.

Special programming includes "Funkadelic Friday", from 6pm-1am on Friday nights, and "Saturday Night at the Oldies" from 6pm-12am on Saturday nights, both hosted by Chris Michaels.


This station began regular broadcasting on August 8, 1962, with 4,600 watts of effective radiated power on 107.3 MHz as WOWL-FM.[5] Owned by Radio Muscle Shoals, Inc., it was the FM sister station of WOWL (1240 AM, now known as WBCF).[5]

On August 15, 1965, the station began broadcasting with 25,000 watts of effective radiated power as WJOI-FM.[6] Owned by WJOI Radio, Inc., it was the FM sister station of WJOI (1340 AM, now known as WSBM).[6] On May 29, 1967, the station's call letters were changed again, this time to WQLT.[7]

WQLT and its AM sister were acquired by Big River Broadcasting Corporation on February 21, 1973.[8] Big River Broadcasting is owned by the family of Sam Phillips, the legendary record producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member most notable for founding Sun Records and discovering Elvis Presley.[9][10]

The station's signal was boosted to 100,000 watts in 1978 and the station was assigned the current WQLT-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 1, 1978.[1][8] This was the first regional top-40 station in North Alabama and forced several AM's to change format. Q-107's original line-up offered four hour shifts starting at 6 am and included J.Micheal Pruitt (mornings), Wayne Thompson (mid-days), Sherry St. John (afternoons), "Your Buddy Ron" Wallace (nights), Sandy Michaels (late night) and Bill Glass (over-night).


WQLT-FM's programming is also carried on a broadcast translator station to extend or improve the coverage area of the station.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W295AE 106.9 Trinity, Alabama 250 D FCC


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Titans Radio in Alabama". Titans Radio. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Homepage". Q107. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio stations in the U.S.". 1965 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1965. p. B-5. 
  6. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio stations in the U.S.". 1968 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1968. p. B-5. 
  7. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1972. p. B-6. 
  8. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-3. 
  9. ^ "Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (BOA-19991130ABY)". Federal Communications Commission. December 10, 1999. 
  10. ^ Guterman, Jimmy (1998). "Sam Phillips". In Paul Kingsbury, editor. The Encyclopedia of Country Music. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 414. 

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