|City of license||St. Petersburg, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Tampa, Florida|
|Slogan||Tampa Bay's #1 For New Country|
|Frequency||99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
99.5-2 FM: Business Talk (WHFS (AM) simulcast)
|First air date||May 1958 (as WTCX)|
|Callsign meaning||tribute to former sister station WQIK in Jacksonville|
|Former callsigns||WTCX (1958-1972)|
|Owner||Beasley Broadcast Group
(WDAS License Limited Partnership)
|Sister stations||WBRN-FM, WHFS, WLLD, WRBQ-FM, WYUU|
WQYK-FM (99.5 FM) is a commercial country music radio station in Tampa, Florida. It is under ownership of Beasley Broadcast Group. Its studios are in St. Petersburg (city of license) while its transmitter is east of Palm River-Clair Mel.
It signed on the air in May 1958 as WTCX. WTCX was a 31,000 watt classical music station and the first Tampa Bay FM to introduce stereo sound. It originally broadcast from a tiny studio at the transmitter site at 5750 North Haines Road in St. Petersburg, Florida and was owned by Trans-Chord company. The call letters changed to the current WQYK-FM in 1972.
On October 2, 2014, CBS Radio announced that it would trade 14 radio stations located in Tampa (including WQYK), Charlotte and Philadelphia to the Beasley Broadcast Group in exchange for 5 stations located in Miami and Philadelphia (which would acquire 610 AM from CBS). The swap was completed on December 1, 2014.
- CBS And Beasley Swap Philadelphia/Miami For Charlotte/Tampa from Radio Insight (October 2, 2014)
- Venta, Lance (December 1, 2014). "CBS Beasley Deal Closes". RadioInsight. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
- WQYK Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WQYK
- Radio-Locator information on WQYK
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQYK
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