WXXQ

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WXXQ
WXXQ Q98.5 logo.png
City Freeport, Illinois
Broadcast area Rockford and Vicinity
Branding Q98.5
Slogan "Rockford's New Country."
Frequency 98.5 MHz
First air date 1965
Format Country
ERP 11,000 watts
HAAT 150 meters
Class B1
Former callsigns WFRL-FM, WELL
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Rockford License, LLC)
Sister stations WKGL, WROK, WZOK
Website q985online.com

WXXQ (98.5 FM, "Q98.5") is a radio station serving the Rockford, Illinois, United States, area with a country music format. (Prior to country, the station ran a Top 40 format for a time). WXXQ broadcasts on FM frequency 98.5 MHz and is under ownership of Townsquare Media. WXXQ was originally WFRL-FM, with sister station WFRL-AM, sharing studios that were located in Freeport, Illinois.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including WXXQ, for $238 million. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global were both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The Cumulus transaction was consummated effective November 14, 2013.

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Coordinates: 42°16′48″N 89°19′59″W / 42.280017°N 89.333067°W / 42.280017; -89.333067