Channel Q
Country
Programming
FormatLGBT Talk / Dance / Top 40
Ownership
OwnerAudacy, Inc.
History
Launch date2018
Former names
Out Now Radio (Aug-Nov 2018)
Coverage
AvailabilityHD Radio and FM affiliates (see stations)
Audacy
Links
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Websitewww.audacy.com/wearechannelq

Channel Q is an LGBT lifestyle talk and EDM top 40 radio network created, owned, and operated by Audacy, Inc. The network airs on the Audacy internet radio service, as well as on Audacy-owned terrestrial radio stations throughout the United States. Channel Q's programming schedule consists of LGBT-centered talk shows, most notably a rebooted version of Loveline, along with Dance/Top 40 music on afternoons, late nights, and weekends.

History

Channel Q started life as Out Now Radio, and soft-launched in August 2018 on Radio.com as well as the HD Radio signal of Entercom's KAMP-FM/Los Angeles (97.1FM-HD2).[1] A full launch occurred on October 11, 2018, a date chosen to coincide with National Coming Out Day, and featured a daily morning program co-hosted by Queer Eye alum Jai Rodriguez; weekly shows featuring internet personality B. Scott and lawyer/politician John Duran; and a revamped version of the syndicated radio program Loveline.[2] By November 1, the network would adopt the Channel Q name, tweak its program lineup, and add its first analog radio affiliate (KQPS/Palm Springs, CA).[3]

Programming

Brian Holt is Channel Q’s original architect and founding Program Director/Operations Manager. Prior to joining the network, Holt developed programming for iHeartMedia including Live from the Lounge w/Ryan Seacrest, Valentine in the Morning, The Bill Carroll Show, The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show, and HOME w/Dean Sharp the House Whisperer.

As of March 2020, Channel Q's program schedule features blocks early morning, afternoon, and weekend blocks of Top 40, pop, EDM, and dance music along with regularly-scheduled shows.

Terrestrial radio affiliates

In addition to being heard on the Radio.com internet radio platform, its related app, and the network's website, Channel Q is also heard on the over-the-air stations listed below. Those shown with an "HD2" or "HD3" suffix air Channel Q on an HD radio subchannel that can be heard through HD-accommodating receivers.

Station list

Callsign Frequency Band City State Network status
KNOU-HD2* 97.1-2 FM Los Angeles California Flagship
KALV-HD2* 101.5-2 FM Phoenix Arizona Affiliate
KQPS 103.1 FM Palm Springs California Affiliate
KKDO-HD2* 94.7-2 FM Sacramento California Affiliate
KXSN-HD3* 98.1-3 FM San Diego California Affiliate
KLLC-HD2* 97.3-2 FM San Francisco California Affiliate
KGMZ 1550 AM San Francisco California Affiliate
K257GE 99.3 FM San Francisco California n/a (KGMZ relay)
KALC-HD2* 105.9-2 FM Denver Colorado Affiliate
WZMX-HD2* 93.7-2 FM Hartford Connecticut Affiliate
WIAD-HD2* 94.7-2 FM Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Affiliate
WPOW-HD3* 96.3-3 FM Miami Florida Affiliate
WOMX-HD2* 105.1-2 FM Orlando Florida Affiliate
WSTR-HD3* 94.1-3 FM Atlanta Georgia Affiliate
WBBM-HD2* 96.3-2 FM Chicago Illinois Affiliate
WEZB-HD2* 97.1-2 FM New Orleans Louisiana Affiliate
WWMX-HD3* 106.5-3 FM Baltimore Maryland Affiliate
WBGB-HD2* 103.3-2 FM Boston Massachusetts Affiliate
WDZH-HD3* 98.7-3 FM Detroit Michigan Affiliate
KRBZ-HD2* 96.5-2 FM Kansas City Missouri Affiliate
KYKY-HD3* 98.1-3 FM St. Louis Missouri Affiliate
KMXB-HD2* 94.1-2 FM Las Vegas Nevada Affiliate
WTSS-HD3* 102.5-3 FM Buffalo New York Affiliate
WNYL-HD3* 92.3-2 FM New York City New York Affiliate
WPXY-HD2* 97.9-2 FM Rochester New York Affiliate
WQAL-HD3* 104.1-3 FM Cleveland Ohio Affiliate
KRSK-HD2* 105.1-2 FM Portland Oregon Affiliate
WTDY-HD3* 96.5-3 FM Philadelphia Pennsylvania Affiliate
WDSY-HD3* 107.9-3 FM Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Affiliate
WMQX-HD2* 102.3-2 FM Scranton Pennsylvania Affiliate
KVIL-HD3* 103.7-3 FM Dallas Texas Affiliate
KKHH-HD2* 95.7-2 FM Houston Texas Affiliate
WNVZ-HD2* 104.5-2 FM Norfolk Virginia Affiliate
KNDD-HD2* 107.7-2 FM Seattle Washington Affiliate
K277AE 103.3 FM Seattle Washington n/a (KNDD-HD2 relay)
WOLX-HD2* 94.9-2 FM Madison Wisconsin Affiliate
WXSS-HD3* 103.7-3 FM Milwaukee Wisconsin Affiliate

Former affiliates

Callsign Frequency Band City State
KALC-HD2* 105.9-2 FM Denver Colorado

See also

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