WQSI

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WQSI
City Tuskegee, Alabama
Broadcast area Auburn, Alabama Columbus, Georgia
Branding FM Talk 95.9
Frequency 95.9 MHz
First air date July 12, 1975 (as WBIL-FM)
Format News/Talk
ERP 4,300 watts
HAAT 115 meters
Class A
Facility ID 48682
Transmitter coordinates 32°28′17.00″N 85°34′28.00″W / 32.4713889°N 85.5744444°W / 32.4713889; -85.5744444
Former callsigns WBIL-FM (1975-1996)
WTGZ (1996-2010)
Owner Tiger Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WACQ, WAUD, WQNR, WTGZ
Website fmtalk959.com

WQSI (95.9 FM, "FM Talk 95.9") is an American radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format. Licensed to Tuskegee, Alabama, the station serves the Auburn, Alabama, area.[1] The station is currently owned by Tiger Communications, Inc.[2]

Programming[edit]

Syndicated music programming once included America's Grand Ole Opry Weekend from Westwood One.[3] Auburn didn't really take to the classic country format, and in the summer of 2014 the music gave way to a conservative news/talk format. (Taken from Alabama Broadcast Media Page) Now as a talk station notable programs include Don Imus in the Morning, The Paul Finebaum Show, The Savage Nation with Dr Michael Savage and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.

Ownership[edit]

In November 2005, Tiger Communications Inc. (Thomas Hayley, president) reached an agreement to acquire WBIL and WQSI from H&H Communications LLC (Fred R. Hughey, member) for a reported combined sale price of $350,000.[4] The FCC approved the deal on February 13, 2006, and the transaction was consummated on April 6, 2006.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

As a country music formatted station, WQSI on-air personality Pat Julian was nominated for a Country Music Association Award as "Small Market Broadcast Personality of the Year" in 1983.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "WQSI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "America's Grand Ole Opry Weekend". Opry.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Deals - 12 December 2005". Broadcasting & Cable. 2005-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BTC-20051118AAB)". FCC Media Bureau. 2006-04-06. 
  6. ^ "Broadcast Awards Database: Pat Julian". Country Music Association. Retrieved January 4, 2009. 

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