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City Barnstable, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Cape Cod
Branding 99-9 The Q
Slogan "Cape Cod's Fresh Mix"
Frequency 99.9 MHz
First air date July 20, 1970[1]
Format Hot adult contemporary
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 116 meters
Class B
Facility ID 58948
Transmitter coordinates 41°41′19.00″N 70°20′49.00″W / 41.6886111°N 70.3469444°W / 41.6886111; -70.3469444 (WQRC)
Callsign meaning Quality Radio for the Cape[2][3]
Affiliations AP Radio
Owner CCB Media
(Sandab Communications Limited Partnership II)
Sister stations WOCN-FM, WFCC-FM, WKPE-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.999theq.com

WQRC (99.9 FM; "99-9 The Q") is a radio station broadcasting a Hot Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA, the station serves the Cape Cod area. The station is currently owned by Sandab Communications Limited Partnership II, doing business as CCB Media (Cape Cod Broadcasting Media) and features programming from AP Radio.[4][5]


99-9 The Q serves the adult population in the Cape Cod radio market, and has done so since 1970. The Q features hot adult contemporary music. The current air staff line-up includes "The Karen and Ralphie Morning Show", featuring Karen Blake and Ralphie Marino; Loren Petisce; Cheryl Park; Sean Doherty; plus weekend host Steve Marcus. Prior to 2014, the station was known for decades as "99.9 WQRC" before gradually phasing it out in favor of the current "99-9 The Q" branding.

Some of the former on-air staff include: Janet Birchfield, Dave Read, Michelle Lorraine (Dodd), John Tesh, Troy Smith, Shailene Jackson, Rick Beeman, Ben Runnels (RIP Ben) Some of the former News Reporters include: Sara Mannal, Katharine Eident, Rob Woodard, Carrie Tobey, Jay Grandmont, Tracy James


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-208. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Myers, K.C. (April 19, 2009). "Tuning into the Golden years". Cape Cod Times. Retrieved March 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Watters, John (June 9, 2005). "Early Files 6-10-05". The Barnstable Patriot. Retrieved March 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "WQRC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  5. ^ "WQRC Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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