name = PAGENAME
branding = Q-FM 96
slogan = Ohio's Best Rock
frequency = 96.3 (MHz)
airdate = February 14, 1977
owner = Wilks Broadcasting
erp = 18,000
haat = 229
class = B
facility_id = 11277
webcast = [http://uni1.mspan.streamaudio.com/WLVQ_FM Listen Live]
website = [http://www.qfm96.com/ www.qfm96.com]
WLVQ is an FM radio station in
Columbus, Ohio, United States, broadcasting on 96.3 MHz. Its brand identifier is "Ohio's Best Rock, QFM 96". WLVQ is currently owned by Wilks Broadcasting and plays classic rock.
Originally known as WLWF-FM, the 96.3 MHz frequency was owned by the
Crosley Broadcasting Corporationalong with sister station WLW-C (now WCMH-TV). The current WLVQ began operations in 1959as WTVN-FM, owned by Taft BroadcastingCompany along with sister stations WTVN(AM) and WTVN-TV (now WSYX). In 1966, the call letters changed to WBUK and the format was changed to adult contemporary. The station again switched formats and started playing "Beautiful Music" ( easy listening) in 1969. The station reverted to the WTVN-FM call letters in 1974, but continued to play "Beautiful Music."
The station adopted its current identity on
February 14, 1977. The first song they played was; 'New Kid In Town' by The Eagles. WTVN(AM) still exists, but is owned by Clear ChannelCommunications, and is no longer affiliated with WLVQ. WLVQ was operated by Clear Channel for a number of years before its sale to Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio). In October 2006 CBS announced an agreement to sell the station to Wilks Broadcast Group, LLC. In November 2006, Wilks Broadcasting took over WLVQ via a local marketing agreement. They wasted no time making changes, quickly firing PD Dave Cooper and midday host Dave Man in December. Chris Thomas was promoted to program director. The station's owner is Jeff Wilks.
WLVQ airs the Wags & Elliott morning show. Other popular personalities include The Joe Show and Archie. They also feature the parody band The Dan Orr Project.
*Mark "Munch" Bishop
*Brent "Bodhi" Ebright
* [http://www.qfm96.com/ Official website]
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