|Broadcast area||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Branding||New Country Q103.1|
|Callsign meaning||Q103.1 New CoUntry|
|Former callsigns||WSTM (?-1978)
|Owner||Summit Media LLC
|Sister stations||WRKA, WSFR, WVEZ|
WQNU (103.1 FM, "New Country Q103.1") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Lyndon, Kentucky, United States, the station serves the Louisville, Kentucky, area. The station is currently owned by Summit Media LLC. The station's studios are located at Chestnut Centre in Downtown Louisville and the transmitter site is in Worthington Hills, Kentucky.
The station, formerly known as WSTM (for St. Matthews, its former city of license), was assigned the call letters WNUU on August 28, 1978. On New Year's Day, 1980, the station changed its callsign to WRKA. For much of the 1980s, the station had an adult contemporary music format and at one time featured Glenn Beck as their morning drive host. In 1989, the station adopted an oldies format.
On July 18, 2008, at 2:30 pm, after playing The Beatles' Hello, Goodbye and a message from the station's program director going into a commercial break, the station aired a clip show of moments of the station themed to American Pie by Don McLean that ended on the lyric The day the music died., followed by one last jingle. After about a minute of static (through which the ending of Beginnings by Chicago could be faintly heard), the station introduced their "new" format as News/Talk 103.1 WRKA complete with fake reports before having a fake "Breaking Fox News Alert" report of radio antennas in Kentucky being hacked leading into the introduction of New Country Q103.1 at 3 pm, launching with Kid Rock's All Summer Long. The same day, they changed callsigns to the current WQNU. The former WRKA callsign is now used on a sister station in the Louisville market.
- "WQNU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
- "WQNU Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.