|City||Utica, New York|
|Broadcast area||Utica, New York|
|First air date||1989 (as WEIF)|
|Callsign meaning||UTiQa (approximation)|
|Former callsigns||WEIF (1989–1994)
|Owner||Roser Communications Network, Inc.|
|Sister stations||WBUG, WBGK, WRCK, WUSP, WVTL, WSKU, WSKS|
WUTQ-FM (100.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a talk radio format. Licensed to Utica, New York, United States, the station serves the Utica-Rome area. The station is currently owned by Roser Communications Network.
The station became a K-Love affiliate in 2001, after Bethany Broadcasting sold WVVC, a Christian radio station, to Educational Media Foundation for $1.25 million. It was the first purchase made by EMF in the state of New York. When the station took the K-Love affiliation, the calls were changed to WKVU.
On December 15, 2010 WRCK swapped frequencies with K-Love-formatted WKVU, with WRCK (and its Air 1 Christian rock format) moving to 100.7 FM and WKVU moving to 107.3 FM. In November 2011, EMF announced that it would sell WRCK to Roser Communications and move Air 1 to WOKR (93.5 FM), which had previously carried the now-defunct God's Country Radio Network.
On March 16, 2012, Roser took control of the channel and began a simulcast of AM stations WUTQ and WADR, the full-service gold-based adult contemporary stations that had been airing on the station since approximately 2007. WUTQ had previously been relying on an AM-to-FM translator, W238CA (95.5) in Middleville, for FM coverage. On March 23, the station took the WUTQ-FM call letters, with the WRCK call sign moving to the former WADR 1480 AM.
WUTQ spun off its former AM simulcast stations to Good Guys Broadcasting in July 2012; the stations were shut down in late 2015.
On February 27, 2017, after a weekend of stunting with a wide variety of sound clips and snippets of music, WUTQ dropped its soft AC music and became a full-time talk radio station as "Talk! 100.7", becoming the first station in the Utica-Rome area to broadcast FM news-talk. The Talk of the Town was retained from 6-10am, as well as WKTV news simulcasts at 5 am, 12pm, and 5 pm. Glenn Beck (10am-12pm), Laura Ingraham (1-3pm), Dave Ramsey (3-5pm), America Now with Buck Sexton (6-9pm), Michael Savage (9pm-12am), and Red Eye Radio (overnight hours) round out the new WUTQ lineup.
- "EMF spins excess station to Utica radio operator". Radio Business Report. November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
- "WKTV News". Wktv.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
- WUTQ Utica Flips To Talk
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WUTQ
- Radio-Locator information on WUTQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WUTQ
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