WKQX 101.1 FM

WKQX 101.1 FM
12 Jul 2016

WKQX (101.1 FM) – branded 101 WKQX – is a radio station serving the Chicago metropolitan area. The station is owned by Merlin Media, LLC and operated by Cumulus Media under a local marketing agreement announced in January 2014. A former NBC Radio owned-and-operated station, WKQX is best known for carrying a long-running alternative rock format from 1992 until 2011 as “Q101.” WKQX aired an alternative rock music format that originated on the former WKQX-LP (87.7 FM, or LPTV channel 6) from 2012 until 2014. From 2001 to 2016, WKQX’s studios were co-located with sister station WLUP in the Merchandise Mart; the station is expected to relocate to NBC Tower by summer 2016. Its transmitter is located atop the John Hancock Center.


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190 N. State St, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 245-1200
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