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|City||Ithaca, New York|
|Broadcast area||Ithaca, New York|
|Branding||Q Country 103.7|
|Frequency||103.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
103.7 HD2 simulcast of sister station WFIZ
103.7 HD3 Alternative rock "Alt 95.9"
|Translator(s)||95.9 W240CB (Ithaca, relays HD3)|
103.3 W277BS (Ithaca)
|First air date||June 6, 1948 (as WVFC)|
|Former callsigns||WVFC (1948-1953)|
|Owner||Saga Communications |
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
|Sister stations||WNYY, WHCU|
WQNY (103.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Ithaca, New York, United States, the station serves that market and occasionally has appeared in the Elmira-Corning ratings, as the station can be heard well in the eastern and northeastern parts of that market. The station is owned by Saga Communications of New England, LLC.
WQNY was the flagship station of the Rural Radio Network (having replaced the station now known as WYXL) and signed on June 6, 1948, as WVFC. WVFC (later WRRA and then WEIV) served as flagship of the network from 1948 to 1981, when the network split up. On December 21, 1982, the station changed its call sign to the current WQNY.
Q-Country 103.7 is currently formatted as a country station, with local personalities either live or voicetracking from 6 am to 7 pm weekdays and most of the weekend daytime hours also. Prior to Saga ownership, WQNY was once an AOR type station known as Q104.
In March 2010, WQNY began carrying its AM sister stations on its HD subchannels. WNYY now occupies the 103.7-HD2 channel, while WHCU occupies 103.7-HD3. The HD carriage enables the AM stations to overcome smaller, directional patterns used during nighttime hours.
In August 2010, translator W240CB 95.9 FM signed on the air and was assigned to relay WQNY. Saga uses the translator to relay the WQNY HD3 feed, WHCU.
On August 30, 2018, WQNY-HD3 dropped its simulcast with WHCU and began stunting with a loop of songs by Ithaca-based X Ambassadors. The station revealed its permanent format, alternative rock, on September 4, 2018.
- "WQNY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WQNY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WHCU Moves As Saga Stunts With X Ambassadors In Ithaca". RadioInsight. August 30, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
- "Alt 95.9 Launches In Ithaca - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WQNY
- Radio-Locator information on WQNY
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQNY
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W240CB
- Radio-Locator information on W240CB
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W277BS
- Radio-Locator information on W277BS
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