|Broadcast area||Rockford and Vicinity|
|WKGL, WROK, WZOK|
First air date
|April 11, 1965|
Former call signs
WXXQ (98.5 FM, "Q98.5") is a radio station serving the Rockford, Illinois, United States, area with a country music format. (Prior to country, the station ran a Top 40 format for a time). WXXQ broadcasts on FM frequency 98.5 MHz and is under ownership of Townsquare Media. WXXQ was originally WFRL-FM, with sister station WFRL-AM, sharing studios that were located in Freeport, Illinois.
On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including WXXQ, for $238 million. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global were both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management. The Cumulus transaction was consummated effective November 14, 2013.
Their current weekday lineup is as follows:
6 a.m.-10 a.m.: Lil Zim & JB Love “In The Morning” 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Jess “on the pretzel” 3 p.m.-7 p.m.: Buddy Logan 7 p.m.-12 a.m.: Taste of Country Nights 12 a.m.-6 a.m.: Brett Alan