WQKE

WQKE

Infobox Radio station
name = WQKE


city = Plattsburgh, New York
area = New York college
slogan =
branding = "The Quake"
frequency = 93.9 MHz
repeater =
airdate = 1966
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format = Freeform
power =
erp = 9 watts
haat = 8.0 meters
class = D
facility_id = 63128
coordinates = coord|44|41|40.00|N| 73|28|0.00|W|region:US_type:city
callsign_meaning = QuaKE
former_callsigns =
owner = State University of New York
licensee =
sister_stations =
webcast = [http://www.ustream.tv/WQKERADIO939 Listen Live]
website = [http://www.wqke.org wqke.org]
affiliations =

WQKE, The Quake is broadcast on 93.9 FM in Plattsburgh, New York. The station is supported by the student association of SUNY Plattsburgh. The station's studios are located in the Angell College Center on campus and the antenna is located on the Kehoe Administration Building, which is one of the tallest buildings in Plattsburgh. The station streams their radio online from their website. The station broadcasts from 8 AM - 2:30 AM. The station places a variety of music including: jazz, funk, soul, indie, punk, hip-hop, blues, techno and other genres.

History

The station began in 1966 with the radio frequency WSUP and was carried on an AM frequency. In 1969, the schedule expanded to nearly 24 hours a day. In December 1971, the station changed frequency's to WKGO and moved to 640/650 AM.

In December 1971, the station began a move to the FM frequency and became WPLT, at this point the AM channel still broadcast the station.

In 1979, the station began to air off campus and aired on WPLT 91.1 and became a 10 Watt Frequency. In 1981, the frequency was changed to 93.9.

In 1987, the station moved from McDonough Hall to Yokum Hall where the colleges communication department was located.

In 1997, the station sold the WPLT call letters to ABC's "Planet Radio", station affiliate in Detroit, MI and became WQKE, with that money they were able to modernize and digitize their equipment.

In 2007, the Station moved their studio from Yokum Hall to the Angell College Center.

See also

*SUNY Plattsburgh
*Plattsburgh State Television

External links

*FM station data|WQKE
* [http://www.wqke.org Official Website]


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