WMGQ

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WMGQ
WMGQ logo.png
CityNew Brunswick, New Jersey
Broadcast areaCentral New Jersey
BrandingMagic 98.3
SloganToday's Hits, Yesterday's Favorites
Frequency98.3 MHz
First air date1947
FormatAdult contemporary
ERP1,200 watts
HAAT158 meters (518 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID55179
Transmitter coordinates40°28′37″N 74°29′31″W / 40.477°N 74.492°W / 40.477; -74.492Coordinates: 40°28′37″N 74°29′31″W / 40.477°N 74.492°W / 40.477; -74.492
Callsign meaning"WMGQ" from "MaGic"
OwnerBeasley Broadcast Group
(Beasley Media Group Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsWCTC, WDHA-FM, WMTR, WJRZ-FM, WRAT
WebcastListen Live
Websitemagic983.com

WMGQ, known on-air as Magic 98.3, is a radio station broadcasting from Somerset, New Jersey (the site of both the studio and transmitter tower) and licensed to New Brunswick (less than a mile away). It is located at 98.3 FM. The station can be heard in Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Union, and Hunterdon counties and parts of Morris and Essex counties. WMGQ is programmed by Jeff Rafter.

The station plays mostly adult contemporary music from the 1970s through the present, and their slogan is "Today's Hits, Yesterday's Favorites". WMGQ is owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, along with its sister station, WCTC. The station plays core artists like Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Mayer, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Journey.

Traditionally, WMGQ starts playing Christmas music 24/7 from Thanksgiving Eve until Christmas Day is over. From 2005 to 2009, WMGQ played Christmas music on November 20 to the day after Christmas is over (which most radio stations do). Today, Magic 98.3 switches to all Christmas in mid-November.

On July 19, 2016, Beasley Media Group announced it would acquire Greater Media and its 21 stations (including WMGQ) for $240 million.[1] The FCC approved the sale on October 6, and the sale closed on November 1.[2]

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