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City of license Sarasota, Florida
Broadcast area Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, and South Pinellas area
Branding Sarasota Talk Radio
Slogan "The Voice of Sarasota"
Frequency 1220 kHz
Translator(s) 106.9 W295BH (Sarasota)
First air date 1961 (as WSAF)
Format Talk/Sports
Power 1,000 watts day
159 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 27663
Transmitter coordinates 27°19′27.00″N 82°29′47.00″W / 27.3241667°N 82.4963889°W / 27.3241667; -82.4963889
Callsign meaning WSRQ = IATA code for Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Former callsigns WSAF (1961 through mid-1970s, at least)
WQSA (1980s to 2002)
WIBQ (2002-2007)
Affiliations Fox News Radio, Storm Team 8 Weather, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball, Tampa Bay Lightning, USF Bulls Football, NFL Sunday Night Football
Owner Florida Talk Radio, LLC
Webcast Listen Live

WSRQ (1220 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a talk format. Licensed to Sarasota, Florida, the station is owned by Florida Talk Radio, LLC and features FOX News Radio. Featured shows include Imus in the Morning, Laura Ingraham, Neal Boortz, Clark Howard, Dennis Miller, and Loveline with Dr. Drew.

WSRQ is also carried on 106.9 FM on FM translator W295BH.

It was announced on July 14, 2011 that WSRQ will be acquired by Florida Talk Radio, LLC.[1]

Former staff[edit]

Doug Miles - Host/Producer "Suncoast Magazine", "Big Band Files", News/Sports Director, Play-by-play announcer 2004-2008.[2]

Bob Biermann - Engineer 2004, Chief Engineer/Station Mgr 2008/2009, Host "Your Afternoon Show" with Alix Redmonde. Matt Bruce "Captain's America".


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