WQSE

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WQSE
City White Bluff, Tennessee
Branding Inspiration Station
Frequency 1030 kHz
Format Southern gospel
Power 1,000 watts day
250 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 4912
Transmitter coordinates 36°8′3.00″N 87°12′58.00″W / 36.1341667°N 87.2161111°W / 36.1341667; -87.2161111
Former callsigns WBDX (1982–1985)
WHRD (1985–1986)
WBDX (1986–1989)
WJKZ (1989–1992)
Owner Duane B. Jeffrey
(Canaan Communications Inc.)
Webcast no

WQSE is a 1,000 watt class B AM radio station licensed to serve the community of White Bluff, Tennessee on a frequency of 1030 kHz. The station reduces power to 250 watts during nighttime operations. The station is owned by Duane B. Jeffrey, through licensee Canaan Communications Inc.

The station signed on in 1982 as WBDX and broadcast in a traditional community-oriented format with local sports and general-interest community programming.

The station was subsequently sold to Hudson Broadcasting, which then operated Channel 39 television in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. As this station was known as WHTN (originally for Hudson Television Nashville), the radio station was rebranded WHRD (for Hudson Radio Dickson). Hudson later sold its broadcasting interests and new management bought the station and returned the radio callsign to WBDX and turned to a more contemporary format. For a time the station was operated in conjunction with WSLV, a daytime-only station licensed to Ardmore, Tennessee.

Studios were moved from the transmitter to a location on State Route 47 just north of downtown White Bluff, and then to a large glass booth in Dickson near the corner of U.S. Route 70 and State Route 46. During this period the callsign was again changed, this time to WJKZ and the format switched to country music, using the moniker KZ Country, which had been used previously at various stations in the Nashville market.

Broadcasting was eventually interrupted by a fire at the transmitter location where the studios had returned. The station was dark for several months and then, in late 1994, returned to the airwaves under new management and ownership and a Southern gospel format.

The callsign was changed again, this time to WQSE, which reflected a short-lived link to WQSV in Ashland City, Tennessee. The station was also linked at one time to WPHC in Waverly, Tennessee and under the same management and ownership; WQSE management subsequently sold WPHC.

In July 2007, the FCC approved sale [1] of the station to Grace Broadcasting Services, which owns several other radio stations in Tennessee and whose majority owner was Charles Ennis of Rosemark, Tennessee.[2]

Effective May 1, 2013, WQSE was sold to JWL Communications LLC in exchange for forgiveness of a $184,000 debt. Effective May 27, 2016, the licenses for WQSE and sister station WVRY were transferred to Duane B. Jeffrey's Canaan Communications Inc., in exchange for Canaan assuming debts associated with the stations.

In late 2016 an FM simulcast was added on 106.3 MHz.

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