WSAQ
CityPort Huron, Michigan
Broadcast areaSt. Clair County [1]
Frequency107.1 MHz
BrandingQ-Country 107
Slogan"Port Huron's Country Station"
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerRadio First
History
First air date
August 7, 1964
Former call signs
WHLS-FM
Technical information
Facility ID73074
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT91 meters
Links
Webcast[2]
Websitewsaq.com

WSAQ is an American radio station in Port Huron, Michigan, broadcasting at 107.1 MHz. It is branded as "Q-Country 107" and features a locally programmed country music format. WSAQ is owned by Radio First. WSAQ serves northeastern Macomb County, eastern St. Clair County, and southeastern Sanilac County. It also serves Sarnia and a decent area of Canada. WSAQ can be heard as far north as Port Sanilac and Sandusky, and as far south as Roseville. It can be heard as far west as Capac/Imlay City, but often has interference with WTLZ of Saginaw.

History

In 1964, the station signed on for the first time as WHLS-FM. Featuring a simulcast of the AM station and then later a beautiful music format, it was soon renamed WSAQ, and adopted a country music format in spring 1982.[1]

In 1999, original owner John Wismer died, and both WHLS and WSAQ were sold to Liggett Communications as part of Wismer's estate. Liggett also acquired then competitor Hanson Communications, owner of 1590 WHLX, 1380 WPHM, and 96.9 WBTI. Wismer's original studios at 808 Huron Avenue in Downtown Port Huron were expanded to accommodate all five stations. All of the Port Huron Liggett stations now operate under the brand name of Radio First.

In late 2009, WSAQ started broadcasting Radio Data System information (RDS)

On December 26, 2019 Sarnia radio station CHOK flipped back to country, giving WSAQ a local competitor. CHOK has a focus on Sarnia Lambton, while WSAQ has a focus on Port Huron.

Spring Anniversary Show

Every spring in April Q Country hosts the annual Spring Anniversary Show, where the tickets are given away and won by listeners. The event is hosted by Q Country at the McMorran Place Arena. The event has seen people like Blake Shelton, Craig Campbell, and Lee Brice.

See also

Notes

Coordinates: 42°58′37″N 82°27′50″W / 42.977°N 82.464°W / 42.977; -82.464