WSAQ

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WSAQ
WSAQ-FM logo.jpg
City Port Huron, Michigan
Broadcast area St. Clair County [1]
Branding Q-Country 107
Slogan The Greatest Country Music of All Time
Frequency 107.1 MHz
First air date August 7, 1964
Format Country
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 91 meters
Class A
Facility ID 73074
Former callsigns WHLS-FM
Owner Radio First
Webcast [2]
Website wsaq.com

WSAQ is an American radio station in Port Huron, Michigan, broadcasting at 107.1 MHz. It is branded as "Q-Country 107" and features a locally programmed country music format. WSAQ is owned by Radio First.

Technical[edit]

WSAQ broadcasts with 6,000 watts of power from the same site as AM 1450 WHLS, which is located on 32nd Street in Port Huron Township. WSAQ often interferes with WTLZ in Saginaw east of Imlay City and Lapeer; however, with a rotational antenna both stations can be received in these areas. WSAQ serves northeastern Macomb County, eastern St. Clair County, and southeastern Sanilac County. It also serves Sarnia and a decent area of Canada. WSAQ can be heard as far north as Port Sanilac and Sandusky, and as far south as Roseville. It can be heard as far west as Capac/Imlay City, but often has interference with WTLZ of Saginaw.

As of late 2009, WSAQ started broadcasting Radio Data System information (RDS)

Spring Anniversary Show[edit]

Every spring in April Q Country hosts the annual Spring Anniversary Show, where the tickets are given away and won by listeners. The event is hosted by Q Country at the McMorran Place Arena. The event has seen people like Blake Shelton, Craig Campbell, and Lee Brice.

History[edit]

In 1964, the station signed on for the first time as WHLS-FM. Featuring a simulcast of the AM station and then later a beautiful music format, it was soon renamed WSAQ, and adopted a country music format in spring 1982.[1] In 1999, original owner John Wismer died, and both WHLS and WSAQ were sold to Liggett Communications as part of Wismer's estate. Liggett also acquired then competitor Hanson Communications, owner of 1590 WHLX, 1380 WPHM, and 96.9 WBTI. Wismer's original studios at 808 Huron Avenue in Downtown Port Huron were expanded to accommodate all five stations. All of the Port Huron Liggett stations now operate under the brand name of Radio First.

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Coordinates: 42°58′37″N 82°27′50″W / 42.977°N 82.464°W / 42.977; -82.464