Frequency1250 kHz
BrandingThe BIG Talker
FormatNews Talk Information
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Fox News Radio
  • Southern Stone Communications
  • (Southern Communications, LLC)
First air date
June 16, 1949 (as WNER)
Former call signs
WNER (1949–1988)
Technical information
Facility ID15872
Power1,000 watts (day)
83 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
30°17′14″N 82°57′56″W / 30.28722°N 82.96556°W / 30.28722; -82.96556
Translator(s)103.1 MHz W276DI (Live Oak)

WQHL (1250 AM) is a News Talk Informationformatted radio station licensed to Live Oak, Florida, United States. The station operates under the branding The BIG Talker in simulcast with Lake City–licensed WDSR (1340 AM).[1] The station is owned by Southern Stone Communications as part of a conglomerate with Live Oak–licensed country music station WQHL-FM (98.1 FM), Live Oak–licensed sports radio station WJZS (106.1 FM), and Five Points–licensed hot adult contemporary station WCJX (106.5 FM); WQHL is also sister to WDSR and Lake City–licensed classic hits station WNFB (94.3 FM) under a local marketing agreement with their owner Newman Media, Inc.


WQHL went on the air as WNER in 1949. In 1953, the station was purchased by Norm Protsman. He would later purchase WQHL-FM (98.1 FM). In 1988, Protsman sold the two stations to Day Communications.[2]

In 2013, the WQHL stations were sold by Black Crow Media Group to Southern Stone Communications.[3]


WDSR/WQHL currently feature syndicated programming from Premiere Networks, including The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show and The Sean Hannity Show.[4][5] The station also airs news programming from Fox News Radio.


WQHL operates an FM translator in the local Live Oak area:

Broadcast translator for WQHL
Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W276DI 103.1 FM Live Oak, Florida 200546 250 148 m (486 ft) D 30°17′14.8″N 82°57′55.5″W / 30.287444°N 82.965417°W / 30.287444; -82.965417 LMS


  1. ^ "Media Kit". Southern Stone Communications. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Former Florida Station Owner Norm Protsman Dies". All Access. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  3. ^ "FCC 323 Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations". Federal Communications Commission. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  4. ^ "Where to Listen". Premiere Networks. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Find a Sation". Premiere Networks. Retrieved 30 November 2022.