FM Technical Profile: WQNR

Station Name:
Kate FM
Classic Hits
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Just south of I-85 exit 32, on CR-30.
Power (ERP):
2.85 kW
Antenna HAAT:
459 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
Tiger Communications
The station started off as WACQ, the FM companion to AM 1130 in town. The format was rather rare: small town top 40 with an emphasis on local Tallassee and Reeltown school sports. The moniker was Power 99. Later switched to automated top 40 before settling on oldies, still with the "Power 99" name.
In 1999, this station began simulcasting WTGZ-FM in Tuskegee. For a month the calls were changed to WQNR. The simulcast met with such sucess that it it went on for most of the year, although the calls returned to WACQ. During this period, WTGZ never identified the 99.9 frequency.
The station was back to WQNR and classic rock (with Auburn sports) as of early October 1999.  June 2000 saw the format tweaked a little towards adult alternative.
The format was tweaked again early in April 2008, moving to a classic hits-type format as "99-9 Kate" (later just "Kate FM").