WWQQ-FM
Broadcast areaWilmington, North Carolina
Frequency101.3 MHz
BrandingDouble Q 101
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
Owner
WAAV, WGNI, WKXS-FM, WMNX
History
First air date
March 31, 1969 (as WMFD-FM)
Former call signs
WMFD-FM (1969-1978)
WEMA-FM (10/25/1978-1/22/1979)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID28163
ClassC2
ERP18,000 watts
HAAT165 meters
Transmitter coordinates
34°03′2″N 77°57′20″W / 34.05056°N 77.95556°W / 34.05056; -77.95556
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewwqq101.com

WWQQ-FM (101.3 MHz) is a country music formatted radio station located in Wilmington, North Carolina.

It advertises itself as "Cape Fear's Country Leader".

History

From its sign-on in 1969 until 1978, the call letters of this station were WMFD-FM, and it was partially simulcast with sister station WMFD. That year, Village Broadcasting of Chapel Hill bought the station from the Dunlea family, changed the call letters to WWQQ and started a country music format on the station. Station alumni from that era include Dan Hester, "Dr. Dale" O'Brian, Mike Grohman, Mark McKay, Joanie D., Tom Lamont, J.J Carroll and Tom Burton. In 1995, WXQR-FM joined the "Q Network" that included WWQQ and WQSL when HVS Partners bought the station.[2] On April 30, 1997, Cumulus Broadcasting announced its purchase of WAAV, WWQQ, WXQR, and WQSL.[3] Double Q 101 plays a variety of country music with the majority of songs ranging from the 1990s to today.

References

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  2. ^ "HVS Acquires WXQR Radio," Star-News, January 16, 1995.
  3. ^ Tricia Vance, "WAAV, 'Q' GROUP; 4 Radio Stations Are Sold," Star-News, May 1, 1997.