WQBT
WQBT 94.1TheBeat logo.png
Broadcast areaSavannah, Georgia
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Frequency94.1 MHz
Branding"94.1 the Beat"
Programming
FormatUrban contemporary
Ownership
Owner
WAEV, WLVH, WSOK, WTKS, WYKZ
History
First air date
1946
Former call signs
WTOC-FM (1946–1979)
WCHY (1979–1987)
WCHY-FM (1987–1999)
WSCA (1999–2001)
Call sign meaning
Wicked Quality BeaT!
Technical information
Facility ID8594
ClassC0
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT396 meters (1,299 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://941thebeat.iheart.com/

WQBT (94.1 FM), known as "94.1 The Beat", is an urban contemporary radio station licensed to Savannah, Georgia. It is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. Its studios are located in Garden City (with a Savannah address) and utilizes a transmitter located west of Savannah in unincorporated Chatham County.

Programming

The station had controversial morning hosts Star and Buc Wild—which replaced Russ Parr in the morning slot. Parr's show has since returned to WQBT's morning drive time slot, but as of 2016, it is now home to The Breakfast Club.

History

former logo
former logo

Before the mid-1970s, the station was a simulcast of WTOC (AM), and had the callsign of WTOC-FM. Before it was an Urban Contemporary formatted station, it had a long stint as a country music formatted station to compete with daytimer WEAS. In the late '80s and early '90s, the callsign WCHY was part of the station's identity as a country station ("WCHY 94.1 Continuous Country"; the station would sometimes refer to itself as "Y-94".), thus the callsign's creation, as at that time it stood for We're Country Hits Y'all!

WCHY (AM) and WCHY-FM were sold by Roth Broadcasting in 1995 to WP Radio, which in turn was selling its stations to Patterson Broadcasting as WP Radio left the business.[1]

Later, this station was WSCA-FM - "Cat Country 94."

See also

References

  1. ^ "Newsline". Billboard. 107 (21): 106. May 27, 1995.

Coordinates: 32°02′46″N 81°20′26″W / 32.046028°N 81.340667°W / 32.046028; -81.340667