WYQS

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Coordinates: 35°53′12.00″N 82°33′23.00″W / 35.8866667°N 82.5563889°W / 35.8866667; -82.5563889

WYQS
City Mars Hill, North Carolina
Frequency 90.5 MHz
Format BBC World Service
ERP 250 watts
HAAT 389.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 40436
Transmitter coordinates 35°53′12.00″N 82°33′23.00″W / 35.8866667°N 82.5563889°W / 35.8866667; -82.5563889
Former callsigns WVMH-FM (1978-2005)
Owner Western North Carolina Public Radio
Sister stations WCQS
Website www.wyqs.org

WYQS (90.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to Mars Hill, North Carolina, USA. The station is currently owned by Western North Carolina Public Radio, owner of the area's flagship public radio station, WCQS.[1][2] The format is BBC News programs.[3]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WVMH-FM on 1978-10-12 and was owned by Mars Hill College. On 2005-04-12, the station changed its call sign to the current WYQS and became a full repeater of WCQS. In 2008, the station broke off and began airing programming from the BBC World Service 24 hours a day. This station's transmitter was relocated to Big Knob after the Madison County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners voted to allow space to be leased on the tower there. WYQS is also heard on the second HD Radio channel for WCQS.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WYQS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WYQS Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Blake, Casey (September 5, 2014). "Answer woman: WCQS ghost stations, men in dresses". Asheville Citizen-Times. 
  4. ^ "New Radio Station to Serve Areas in Madison, North Buncombe," Asheville Citizen-Times, November 17, 2007.
  5. ^ Tony Kiss, "New Radio Station on the Air," Asheville Citizen-Times, October 1, 2008.
  6. ^ "WYQS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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