WQTK

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WQTK
Broadcast area Ogdensburg, NY
Branding 92.7 WQTK
Slogan "The North Country's News And Talk Authority"
Frequency 92.7 (MHz)
First air date June 1, 1981
Format News/Talk
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 95 meters
Class A
Owner Community Broadcasters, LLC
Website www.cbogdensburg.com/wqtk

WQTK is a 3,000 watt radio station licensed to Ogdensburg, New York. Owned and operated by Community Broadcasters, LLC, it broadcasts a news and talk radio format. Referred to as "The North Country's News And Talk Authority," it carries a national news feed from CBS Radio News at the top of each hour.

Station history[edit]

WQTK signed on in June 1981 as Top-40 station WPAC. In 2001, the station changed formats to classic rock, now calling itself "Adult Rock PAC 93." It was owned by The Wireless Works from the time of its 1981 launch until earlier this decade when it was sold to Clancy-Mance Broadcasting of Watertown, NY. Clancy-Mance changed formats to a CHR simulcast of sister station WBDI (106.7 Copenhagen), as "The Border," with the WBDB calls to match. This changed at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2007, when the station became WQTK, kicking off with the new "Imus In The Morning" show.

The WQTK call letters previously belonged to AM 1580 and FM 92.1 in Saint Johns, Michigan from 1981 to 1983. Charles McLravy purchased the stations, then WRBJ AM and FM, in August 1981, and flipped both to a Country music format as WQTK-AM/FM. WQTK-FM split off from the simulcast in November 1981, programming a Beautiful Music format.

McLravy initially dropped the WQTK calls from both stations in November 1982, when AM 1580 switched to an MOR format as WKZY, and FM 92.1, while keeping its Country music format, changed call letters to WCXK. The MOR format on WKZY-AM was short-lived, and the station switched format back to Country in May 1983, bringing back the calls WQTK-AM. AM-1580 picked up Al Ham's Music of Your Life format in November 1983, and dropped the WQTK calls for the second and final time (call letters were changed to WVGO). The WQTK call letters never again surfaced in Mid-Michigan.

Weekday programming[edit]

WQTK is primarily affiliated with Premiere Networks.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°42′22″N 75°27′54″W / 44.706°N 75.465°W / 44.706; -75.465