WQMA

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WQMA
City Marks
Broadcast area Mississippi Delta
Slogan The Delta's Oldies Channel
Frequency 1520 kHz
First air date December 1, 1969
Format Oldies
Language(s) English
Power 250 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 1219
Transmitter coordinates 34º15'42"N, 90º17'18"W
Callsign meaning W-QuitMAn (County)
Owner Jason Konarz
Website http://www.q1520radio.com/

WQMA was a broadcast radio station licensed to Marks, Mississippi. The station was owned by Jason Konarz with an oldies format on 1520 kHz. Its F.C.C. license was cancelled May 31, 2006. WQMA had operated under Special Temporary Authority from the F.C.C., but it was denied August 20, 2010. The station exhausted its appeal options, and its application for license renewal was dismissed by the FCC on May 20, 2015.

WQMA was a daytime-only station, though heard on the internet 24 hours a day. Also heard on Public-access television cable TV channel 7 in Joplin, Missouri.

Programming[edit]

WQMA broadcast national programming all weekend long that included:

  • Foundcuts with Dave Newfell
  • Relics and Rarities with Dave The Rave
  • Both of Steve Goddard's programs, Goddard's Gold and The 70s
  • Flashback with Bill St. James
  • SuperGold with Mike Harvey (airs on a six-day delay on Friday nights)

The station also aired three consecutive countdown shows, each from a different decade in succession on Saturday:

Former programming included:

WQMA also broadcast local programming including a "8-Track Thursday" feature with owner Jason Konarz, with music played from 8-track cartridges all afternoon. The "Gospel Train With James Figgs", "Guest DJ Day" where local residents could be a DJ, and previously Delta Academy sports play-by-play. The station broadcast daily features like "All Things Southern" and the "Old Farmers Almanac Radio Report".

In the past, on New Year's Eve, WQMA has aired a marathon of Rock, Roll and Remember episodes, interspersed with audio clips of past episodes of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

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