|Broadcast area||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Slogan||The Big Station!|
|Frequency||92.1 MHz (HD Radio)|
|First air date||October 16, 1970|
|Format||Urban Adult Contemporary|
|Call sign meaning||The Q from WQQK is used in 92-Q branding|
|Owner||Cumulus Media Inc. |
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||WGFX, WKDF, WSM-FM, WWTN|
WQQK (92-Q) is an Urban Adult Contemporary FM radio station broadcasting in the Nashville, Tennessee market on a frequency of 92.1 MHz. Its transmitter site is in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (its city of license), and its studios are located in Nashville's Music Row district.
Beginning in the 1970s as the pioneering station of the "rock oldies" format in the Nashville market, "92-Q" WQQK was later reformatted to Urban contemporary format and currently features a large proportion of rap music in its programming, albeit only Old school hip hop in regular rotation nowadays, which is a rarity for the predominantly R&B/Classic Soul Urban AC format, due to competition from WUBT. It is consistently one of the highest-rated stations in the Nashville market according to Arbitron despite broadcasting with only 3,000 watts of power. It has long been controlled by the Dickey family, controlling figures in the Cumulus Media organization.
Today WQQK carries The Kenny Smoov Morning Show (who replaced Tom Joyner) in the mornings , and D. L. Hughley (who replaced Michael Baisden) in the afternoons. The station primarily plays 1990s and current R & B.
On September 16, 2011, two of WQQK's sister stations, WRQQ and WNFN, were placed into an independent trust (Volt Radio, LLC) while Cumulus sought a buyer. The move was forced by FCC ownership limits following Cumulus' acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting, which resulted locally in WKDF and WGFX joining the Cumulus cluster. The FCC, as of 2011, allows a single company to own a maximum of five FM stations and two AM stations in any given market. To meet these guidelines in Nashville, Cumulus was forced to spin off two of its seven FM stations, and the company chose WRQQ and WNFN, traditionally its two lowest-performing stations.
On November 14, 2011, Cumulus announced it was removing WRQQ from the Volt Radio trust, replacing it with WQQK. WQQK was removed from the trust on April 30, 2013.
- http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=33 HD Radio Guide for Nashville
- 92-Q - Official Site
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WQQK
- Radio-Locator information on WQQK
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQQK
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