FM Technical Profile: WECQ

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Station Name:
Q 92
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Off Hollywood Blvd, behind the VW dealer.
Power (ERP):
19 kW
Antenna HAAT:
377 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
AUX: 2.2 kW @ 342 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
PS-Q 92 Hit Music
Q 92 Hit Music
Top 40

More Information:
[Studio] Street View imagery of the Apex cluster's Fort Walton Beach studios, at Perry and Ferry and Chestnut.
JVC Media
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 dwindle. 

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.
In 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.

JVC Media purchased the Community Broadcasters cluster in Fort Walton Beach for $2.2 million.  Both companies are majority owned by the same group of investment companies.

In late August 2021, the station began teasing a format change on 1 September 2021.