WQTY

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WQTY
WQTY classichits93.3 logo.png
CityLinton, Indiana
Broadcast areaVincennes/Wabash Valley
BrandingClassic Hits 93.3; Cutie 93.3
SloganGood Time Rock and Roll
Frequency93.3 MHz
First air dateSeptember 14, 1970[1]
FormatClassic Hits
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT145 meters (476 ft)
ClassB1
Facility ID37737
Former callsignsWBTO-FM (1970-1980)[2]
OwnerThe Original Company, Inc.
WebcastListen live
Websitehttp://www.wqtyradio.com/

WQTY (93.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Linton, Indiana, serving Vincennes, Indiana, Robinson, Illinois and the Terre Haute area. WQTY airs a classic hits format and is owned by The Original Company, Inc.[3]

History[edit]

WBTO-FM[edit]

The station began broadcasting September 14, 1970, and held the call sign WBTO-FM.[1][2] It was owned by Linton Broadcasting Company and aired an easy listening format.[1][2] The station originally broadcast at 93.5 MHz.[1][2]

WQTY[edit]

In 1980, the station's call sign was changed to WQTY.[2] Initially airing a middle of the road (MOR) format,[4] by 1983 the station was airing a contemporary hits format,[5] and by 1985 it had adopted a country music format.[6][7] By the early 1990s, the station had begun airing an adult standards format.[8] It switched to an adult contemporary format in 1996, but in 1997 returned to an adult standards format, affiliated with Music of Your Life.[9][10][11][12]

In 1999, the station was sold to The Original Company, along with AM 1600 WBTO, for $350,000.[13] In 2003, the station began airing a country format, simulcasting 106.9 WWBL.[14][15] The station adopted an oldies format in 2006.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 1971 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting, 1971. p. B-65. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e History Cards for WQTY, fcc.gov. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ FM Query Results: WQTY, fcc.gov. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1981, Broadcasting & Cable, 1981. p. C-79. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1983, Broadcasting/Cablecasting, 1983. p. B-83. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Featured Programming", Billboard. November 2, 1985. p. 21. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1983, Broadcasting/Cablecasting, 1986. p. B-98. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Unmacht, Robert (1991). The M Street Radio Directory. 1991 Edition. p. 142. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Format Changes", The M Street Journal. Vol. 13, No. 8. February 21, 1996. p. 1. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 14, No. 30. July 30, 1997. p. 2. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2000, Broadcasting & Cable, 2000. p. D-157. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "The WQTY Format". WQTY. Archived from the original on December 9, 2002. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  13. ^ "Changing Hands", Broadcasting & Cable. May 10, 1999. p. 42. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "Super Station WWBL 106.5 / WQTY 93.3 'The Bullet'". WWBL. Archived from the original on May 29, 2003. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  15. ^ Devine, Cathy (2003). The M Street Radio Directory. Twelfth Edition. p. 217. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  16. ^ Devine, Cathy (2006). The Radio Book. 2006-2007 Edition. p. 220. Retrieved April 25, 2019.

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Coordinates: 39°00′47″N 87°22′23″W / 39.013°N 87.373°W / 39.013; -87.373