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City Petersburg, Illinois
Broadcast area Springfield, Illinois
Branding 97.7 QLZ
Slogan Anything That Rocks
Frequency 97.7 MHz
First air date January 24, 1986 (as WLUJ)
Format Active Rock
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 56229
Transmitter coordinates 39°54′35.00″N 89°43′1.00″W / 39.9097222°N 89.7169444°W / 39.9097222; -89.7169444
Former callsigns WLUJ (1986-2001)
WLGM (2001-2002)
WYVR (2002-2007)
WLCE (2007-2015)
Owner Mid-West Family Broadcasting
(Long Nine, Inc.)
Sister stations WMAY, WNNS, WUSW
Webcast Listen Live
Website wqlz.com

WQLZ (97.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an active rock format, licensed to Petersburg, Illinois, United States. The station serves the Springfield, IL area and is currently owned by Long Nine, Inc.[1]


The station went on the air as WLUJ on 1986-01-24. On 2001-08-10, the station changed its call sign to WLGM, on 2002-02-12 to WYVR, on 2007-02-17 to WLCE, and on 2015-09-04 to the current WQLZ[2]

On August 24, 2015, WLCE flipped to active rock, temporarily simulcasting WQLZ, as "Real Rock 97.7 QLZ", On September 4, WQLZ moved permanently to 97.7.[3]

The station features the 3rd String Morning Show with Styles & Kaytie, Kyle in afternoons, and nights with Harddrive XL.


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