WKQQ
WKQQ 100.1 logo.png
Broadcast areaLexington Metro area
Central Kentucky
Frequency100.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding100.1 WKQQ
Programming
FormatClassic rock
SubchannelsHD2: Most Requested Live with Romeo
Ownership
Owner
WBUL-FM, WLAP, WLKT, WMXL, WWTF
History
First air date
1974 (at 98.1)
Former call signs
WLEX-FM (1968-1974)
WKDJ (1974-1981)
WFMI (1981-1989)
WLFX (1989-1992)
WHRS-FM (1992-1993)
WWYC (1993-1998)[1]
Former frequencies
98.1 MHz (1974–98)
Technical information
Facility ID68206
ClassC2
ERP20,000 watts
HAAT194 meters (636 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°07′24″N 84°26′37″W / 38.12333°N 84.44361°W / 38.12333; -84.44361
Links
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen Live
Websitewkqq.iheart.com

WKQQ (100.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to the city of Winchester, Kentucky, serving Lexington. The station, owned by iHeartMedia, is an automated radio station programmed by the National Programming Group in New York City, and airs a classic rock format.[2] None of the air-talent on WKQQ live in Lexington, Kentucky.

The station has been assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since February 4, 1998.[1]

History

WLEX-FM [WKQQ's original call letters] came on the air in 1968 on 98.1 MHz

WKQQ was licensed as a 50 kW facility on 98.1, and increased to 100 kW in 1974. The station then ran a Top 40/CHR format until 1989. Afterward, it ran as an Album-Oriented Rock station from this site until the late 1990s, when the FCC mandated that all Class C FMs running 100 kW ERP must be 1,000' HAAT. At this point, WKQQ switched frequencies with the old Winchester, Kentucky Class A FM, received a CP for 20 kW on 100.1 MHz and built a new station and identity. The station now plays a deep tracks-purged rotation of mainstream rock. Winchester received the old 98.1 MHz frequency at the 100 kW power level. WBUL-FM currently occupies 98.1.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "Welcome to LKYRadio - Classic Lexington, Kentucky Radio - WKQQ Page".