KQXY-FM

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KQXY-FM
KQXY-FM.png
CityBeaumont, Texas
BrandingQ94
SloganToday's Best Music
Frequency94.1 MHz
First air dateJanuary 3, 1967 (as KLVI-FM)
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Language(s)English
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT183 meters (600 ft)
ClassC1
Facility ID48918
Transmitter coordinates30°06′56.00″N 94°00′0.00″W / 30.1155556°N 94.0000000°W / 30.1155556; -94.0000000
Callsign meaningThe Q from KQXY is used in Q94 branding
(The Y was used in Y94 brand as previous Adult Contemporary format)
Former callsignsKLVI-FM (January 3, 1967-September 1, 1967)
KBPO (September 1, 1967-September 15, 1976)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stationsKAYD-FM, KBED, KIKR, KQXY, KTCX
WebcastListen Live
Websitekqxy.com

KQXY-FM (94.1 FM, "Q94") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to Beaumont, Texas, it serves the Beaumont/Port Arthur metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting under the call sign KLVI-FM in 1967. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media. Its studios are located on South Eleventh Street in Beaumont and its transmitter is located in Vidor, Texas.

Ratings and Popularity[edit]

The Beaumont/Port Arthur Radio market is the #133 radio market in size according to the Arbitron rating service. As of Fall 2006, KQXY-FM was the 2nd highest rated station with a 9.3% share of the 15+ market, behind sister Urban station KTCX's 17.0% market share in the Beaumont/Port Arthur DMA.[1]

History[edit]

KQXY signed on the air as a licensed Class C FM broadcast facility, with the call sign KLVI-FM on January 3, 1967, with an ERP of 59 kilowatts, from a HAAT of 230 meters, and as the FM sister to KLVI. The facility was originally proposed by and licensed to John H. Hicks, Jr. & Madelyn O. Hicks.

The callsign of KLVI-FM would quickly be changed in September 1967 to KBPO to reflect the three major communities served of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange.

On September 15, 1976, the station would become the current KQXY as "The Beautiful Q", the Golden Triangle's easy listening radio station. Towards the late 1980s, it moved toward mainstream adult contemporary as "Y94". During the majority of the 1990s, the station identified simply as "94.1 KQXY" playing an "80s, 90s, and now" format before seguing to CHR direction in the early 2000s.

By 2007, "Q94" returned to a Hot AC direction, although the station still reports as a CHR to some radio industry trades. Later in the year, "Q94" began broadcasting online, as have other Cumulus owned radio stations.

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