FM Technical Profile: WECQ
- Station Name:
- Q 92
view] Off Hollywood Blvd, behind the VW dealer.
- Power (ERP):
- 19 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 377 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
2.2 kW @ 342 feet. 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
PS-Q 92 Hit Music
Text-Q 92 Hit
Street View imagery of the Apex cluster's Fort Walton Beach studios,
at Perry and Ferry and Chestnut.
- This station
was first signed on by Gulf Coast Broadcasting in 1983 as WMMK, a 3
kW Class A station with a modern country format. The slogan
was "K-92". Through much of the 80's and into the 90's, the
station was the market's #1 Arbitron ranked station. They
sought and won a permit for an upgrade to a Class C3 status with 25
kW (although with limited antenna height due to the proximity of
nearby airfields). Between getting the CP in 1991 and putting
it on the air in 1993, the station was acquired twice: first by Reid
Broadcasting for $701,000, then a year later by Emerald Coast
Broadcasting. Other country competition cranked up in the
mid-90's, so despite a big power boost, ratings began to
The station, despite stiff country competition, still managed to
sell for $1.195 million in 1997 to Gulf Breez [sic] Media.
They threw in the country towel, however, and flipped the station to
oldies as "Kool 92.1".
At the dawn of the new century, the format flipped in 2001 to a Hot
Adult Contemporary format as "Majic 92.1", which later morphed into
regular Adult Contemporary with the more-regular-spelled "Magic
92.1" name. The AC was switched off in 2004, when the call
sign changed to WWRK and "K-Rock" debuted with a classic rock
format. The station went silent for a short time in 2005
before a format flip to Urban CHR as "Fly 92.1", which debuted in
March that year, along with the WFFY calls.
- In December
2011 all the Qantum stations in the FWB market were sold to Apex.
mid-February 2012 the station began teasing a big change on
Facebook, and on 17 February 2012 they debuted a new "Q 92" moniker,
with a lean more towards straight up Top 40 and away from urban
contemporary. Elvis Duran and Ryan Seacrest both made the jump
from sister station Mix 103.1, as well. The calls changed from
WFFY to WECQ (Emerald Coast Q) in February 2012. In August
2013 the station received a construction permit to move to the
Hollywood Boulevard tower site, which came on in March 2014. In late June
2016 it was announced that the South Carolina-based Community
Broadcasters, LLC, acquired the entire Apex Fort Walton radio
group for an undisclosed sum.