WRXQ

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WRXQ
WRXQ Qrock100.7 logo.png
City Coal City, Illinois
Broadcast area Southwest Suburban Chicago
Branding Q Rock 100.7
Slogan Rockin' The Southland!
Frequency 100.7 MHz
First air date February 8, 1990 (as WKBM)[1]
Format Active rock
ERP 2,450 watts
HAAT 147 meters (482 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 3959
Transmitter coordinates 41°17′39.00″N 88°10′15.00″W / 41.2941667°N 88.1708333°W / 41.2941667; -88.1708333
Former callsigns WBVS until 01/27/2003
WKBM until 04/01/1998
WXKB until 05/24/1989
860203OW until 07/05/1988[2]
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WCCQ, WERV, WJOL, WKRS, WSSR, WXLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website qrockonline.com

WRXQ (100.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an active rock format. Licensed to Coal City, Illinois, United States, it serves Will, Grundy, and Kankakee counties as well as Southwest Suburban Chicago. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC, and features programming from ABC Radio.

History[edit]

WKBM[edit]

The station began broadcasting on February 8, 1990, holding the call sign WKBM, and airing an oldies format.[1][3] WKBM carried programming from the Satellite Music Network, and also featured local personalities.[1][4] The station was originally owned by Barden Broadcasting, and had an ERP of 1.4 kw at an HAAT of 482 feet.[1] In 1998, the station was sold to Pride Communications.[5]

WBVS[edit]

In April 1998, the station's call sign was changed to WBVS,[2] and the station's format changed from oldies to CHR.[6] The station was branded "100.7 The Bus" at this time, with the slogan "Today's Hottest Hits".[7] "The Bus" branding had previously been used in the area by 99.9 WBUS in Kankakee, Illinois from 1985 to 1996, while that station aired a CHR format.[8][9] In 2000, the station's ERP was increased to 2,450 watts.[10] That year, the station was sold to NextMedia Group.[11]

WRXQ[edit]

In January 2003, the station's call sign was changed to WRXQ,[2] and the station began airing a classic rock format[12] as "100.7 RXQ", with the slogan "The Southland's Classic Rock".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Broadcasting Yearbook 1991, Broadcasting & Cable, 1991. p. B-99. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Call Sign History (WRXQ)". Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  3. ^ The M-Street Radio Directory. 1991. p. 128. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  4. ^ O'Brien, Ken. "Partying To Help The United Way", Chicago Tribune, September 14, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Mannion, Annemarie. "Voice Of Joliet May Grow Quiet", Chicago Tribune, February 05, 1998. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M-Street Journal. Vol. 15 No. 14. April 8, 1998. p. 1. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "100.7 The Bus - Today's Hottest Hits". WBVS. Archived from the original on October 10, 2000. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Pilot Alert: Beware of Flying Bus", The Southern Illinoisan. June 17, 1985. p. 3.
  9. ^ Chicagoland Radio Waves, MediaTies. Summer 1988. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Application for FM Broadcast License, fcc.gov. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Combos", Broadcasting & Cable, July 9, 2000. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  12. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2003-2004, Broadcasting & Cable, 2003-2004. p. D-142-143. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "100.7 RXQ - The Southland's Classic Rock". WRXQ. Archived from the original on January 3, 2004. Retrieved July 14, 2018.

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