WFXN
WFXN FoxSports1230 logo.png
Broadcast areaGreater Quad Cities
Frequency1230 kHz
BrandingFox Sports 1230
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Ownership
Owner
KCQQ, KMXG, KUUL, WLLR-FM, WOC
History
First air date
1946 (as WQUA)
Former call signs
WQUA (1946–1983)
WMRZ (1983–1990)
WLLR (1990–2003)
Technical information
Facility ID43199
ClassC
Power1,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
41°28′54″N 90°31′49″W / 41.48167°N 90.53028°W / 41.48167; -90.53028
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitefoxsportsradio1230.iheart.com

WFXN (1230 AM) is a sports formatted radio station licensed to Moline, Illinois. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. with studios located in Davenport, Iowa. The station is known as "Fox Sports 1230".

AM 1230 broadcasts at a power of 1 kW with transmitter located on 7th Street in Moline between 30th and 32nd Avenues.[1]

History

The station originally signed on September 23, 1946, as WQUA. Like its main competitor, KSTT (which signed on just two months earlier), the new station had a wide range of local programming, news and sports, plus played popular music of the day.

During the 1950s, WQUA played early rock n roll music, and introduced the area to personalities such as Spike O'Dell, Paula Sands and Jim Albracht.[2] For years, WQUA and KSTT battled in the ratings as the most-listened to station.

WQUA later went through various format changes. In 1983, the station adopted an oldies format, using the call letters WMRZ with General Manager John Haggard, Program Director & Middays; Chad Stevens, Mornings; Dan Lucas, and Afternoons; Marty McCrae and Sandy McKay. Two years later it was sold to WLLR-FM. Then, on January 2, 1990, the station began simulcasting WLLR's FM signal, and did so for 13 years. Prior to the station's adoption of the all-sports format, and thereafter, AM 1230 offered sports programming, primarily of Illinois Fighting Illini college athletics and Western Big 6 high school sports.

The current sports format and call letters were first used in April 2003.

References

  1. ^ "41°28'54.0"N 90°31'49.0"W".
  2. ^ http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2008/07/29/features/salute/doc488f1b62eb354331818261.txt Willard, John, "New book explores pioneering Quad-City radio station" Quad City Times, July 29, 2008.