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Broadcast area
Frequency94.1 MHz
Branding94.1 ZBQ
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
First air date
February 1, 1970; 53 years ago (1970-02-01)[1]
Former call signs
  • WRAG-FM (CP, 1966-1970)
  • WWAG (1969-1973)
  • WAQT (1973-1990)
  • WCKO (1990-1995
Technical information[3]
Licensing authority
Facility ID70264
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT307 meters (1,007 ft)
Public license information
WebcastListen Live

WZBQ (94.1 FM, "94.1 ZBQ") is a Top 40 (CHR) music formatted radio station licensed to Carrollton, Alabama, with studios located in Tuscaloosa. The station is owned by iHeartMedia.

WZBQ serves west-central Alabama and most of east-central Mississippi with an ERP of 98,000 Watts, broadcasting at 94.1 MHz. The station was formerly the Tuscaloosa FM affiliate of the Alabama Crimson Tide football network. Cities in WZBQ's primary coverage area include Tuscaloosa, Carrollton, Aliceville and Fayette in Alabama and Columbus and Starkville in Mississippi.


The station signed on as WWAG on February 1, 1970. In 1973, the station changed call letters to WAQT, then in 1990 to WCKO. The station took the oldies format and call letters of Z-102 (102.5 FM) in Jasper when that station began targeting the Birmingham market in 1987. In 1988, the station switched formats and adopted its current Top 40 programming. The very popular nationally syndicated morning show "Steve & DC" became partners at WZBQ-FM in the late 1980s. They were later syndicated to WZBQ from their base in St. Louis, Mo. Popular Birmingham DJ Coyote J Calhoun (WERC 1974-1979) was hired from WQUE FM New Orleans to do 7pm to 12 midnight.


  1. ^ "Complete-Television-Radio-Cable-Directory-2017-Radio.pdf" (PDF).
  2. ^ "FCC History Cards for WZBQ".
  3. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WZBQ". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.

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