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WQAL
104.1
Broadcast area Greater Cleveland
Branding Cleveland's Q104
Slogan Nineties and Now!
It's Your Music, It's Your Station.
First air date around 1971
(1948 as WJW-FM)
Frequency 104.1 (MHz) Also Available on HD Radio
104.1 HD-2 for My HD (All Requests)
Format Hot AC
ERP 11,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning QuALity
Former callsigns WCJW (1965-1971)
WJW-FM (1948-1965)
Owner CBS Radio
Website www.wqal.com

WQAL is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 104.1 MHz with a Hot AC format. Studios are located at One Radio Lane (at St. Clair Avenue, between 26th and 30th Streets) along with CBS Radio sister station WDOK. Image File history File links WQALlogo. ... NASA image of Greater Cleveland and Lake Erie Greater Cleveland is a nickname for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Image File history File links HD_Symbol. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... WJW, also known on-air as FOX8, is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ...


The station calls itself "Q104".

Contents

History

The first station to occupy 104.1 FM frequency in Cleveland was started by WJW (AM) radio. The station signed on in 1948 as WJW-FM [1]. The new FM station went on the air just as the Cleveland Indians began their world championship season. WJW-AM was the flagship of a six-station Ohio network that carried the games in 1947 and 1948. However, the full games were often carried on WJW-FM, since the AM outlet did not have available air time due to its ABC network commitments. As a result, Cleveland became an FM hot bed, and more FM radio sets sold in Cleveland than in any other market in the country in 1948 [2]. For the complete history of WKNR in Cleveland from 1990 to 2001, and its predecessor WGAR (AM), see WHKW. WKNR is an AM all-sports station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting at 850 kHz with its transmitter in North Royalton, Ohio and studios at its former transmitter site in Broadview Heights... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ...


Sold off by WJW radio/TV owner Storer Broadcasting in the mid-1960's, the station became WCJW. It finally changed to WQAL around 1971 when the call sign became available after a station in Philadelphia gave it up. The Philadelphia station became WWSH, then WJJZ, and is now WISX [3]. The meaning for the calls - "Quality Music" or "Quality Listening" - spanned both stations. WJW, also known on-air as FOX8, is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8. ... WJW, also known on-air as FOX8, is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8. ... Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the new WJJZ, old WJJZ, and previous stations on the 97. ... WISX, Phillys 106. ...


(The WQAL calls also had an unrelated history on an early AM radio station in Mattoon, Illinois, which signed on in 1921 and shut down one year later.) Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois, United States. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ...


WQAL's format throughout the 70's and 80's was beautiful music as "Easy 104 WQAL". This was until the decline of the format lead to a shift toward Hot AC as "Q104," which it has maintained to this day. Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ...


Long locally owned by Win Communications Inc., WQAL was sold off to Chancellor Media in January 1999, joining WZJM 92.3-FM, WZAK 93.1-FM, WDOK 102.1-FM, WRMR 850-AM and WJMO 1490-AM under the Chancellor Media umbrella via simultaneous buyouts for $275 million [4]. It was, at the time, the largest radio deal in Cleveland broadcasting history. On July 13, 1999, Chancellor Media merged with Capstar Broadcasting - who owned WKNR 1220-AM - to form AMFM Inc., at that time the nation's largest radio station owner with 465 stations. When AMFM, Inc. merged with Clear Channel Communications in August 2000, Clear Channel was forced to sell off WQAL along with the other Cleveland AMFM properties to comply with market ownership restrictions. WZJM, WDOK and WQAL were sold to Infinity Broadcasting, which is today CBS Radio. WXRK (92. ... WZAK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 93. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... WRMR was, in different incarnations from 1985 to 2004, a big band / pop standards station in Cleveland, Ohio. ... WJMO is an AM radio station licensed to Cleveland Heights, Ohio operating on 1490 kHz, with studios at 2510 St. ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For the complete history of WKNR in Cleveland from 1990 to 2001, and its predecessor WGAR (AM), see WHKW. WKNR is an AM all-sports station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting at 850 kHz with its transmitter in North Royalton, Ohio and studios at its former transmitter site in Broadview Heights... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... WXRK (92. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... CBS Radio Inc. ...


WQAL moved to new studios at One Radio Lane, paired with WDOK, in December 2001. Ironically, current WQAL program director Dave Popovich held like duties at WDOK from 1999 to 2000 - and also worked at then-"Lite Rock 106½" WLTF, whose studios were at One Radio Lane in the late 1980's. WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... WMVX is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 106. ...


Wilde and Fee Mornings

WQAL's morning-drive show is hosted by Rebecca Wilde and former WQAL Program Director Allan Fee. The show is assisted by cohosts Glenn Anderson (aka "Funny Song Man") and Nick Smalc (aka "Producer Nick"). Rebecca Wilde holds the distinction of being one of very few female morning radio show hosts to receive top-billing for her show.


Programming

Monday-Friday

  • 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Wilde and Fee
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Tim Richards
  • 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Jen Toohey
  • 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.: Rob Kruz
  • Note: John Connor left the station Friday April 13, 2007. His contract was not renewed with CBS Radio, despite being WQAL's most popular personality.

Saturday

  • 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.: Cherise Navidad
  • 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Wilde and Fee Weekend
  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Tim Richards
  • 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Brian Conroy
  • 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.: The Saturday Night PARTY ZONE with Jamie Sullivan

Sunday

  • 12:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.: Ken, Dave Sharp, or Cherise Navidad
  • 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.: Weekly FCC Public Affairs Talk Programming
  • 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.: Lethargic Mark
  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: The NOW Music Countdown (formerly with John Connor, new host TBD)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Kathy Vogel
  • 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Rick Allen
  • 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.: The Hit List with Randy Jackson

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External links


FM Radio Stations in the Cleveland, Ohio Market (Arbitron #26)

By Frequency: 88.3 | 88.7 | 89.1 | 89.3 | 89.7 | 90.3 | 91.1 | 91.5 | 92.3 | 93.1 | 95.5 | 96.1 | 96.5 | 97.1 | 98.5 | 99.5 | 100.7 | 102.1 | 103.3 | 104.1 | 104.7 | 104.9 | 105.7 | 106.5 | 107.3 | 107.9 FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... WBWC (88. ... WJCU is a non-commercial FM radio station at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio broadcasting at 88. ... WNZN is a Spanish language FM radio station in Lorain, Ohio operating on 89. ... For the oil producing region in Canada see Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. ... WKSU-FM is a non-commercial FM radio station at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio broadcasting at 89. ... WCPN is a public radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting on 90. ... WRUW-FM is a non-commercial student-run FM radio station at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 91. ... WKHR is a non-commercial FM radio station in Bainbridge, Ohio serving the eastern portion of the Cleveland, Ohio radio market, operating on 91. ... WXRK (92. ... WZAK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 93. ... WFHM-FM is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 95. ... WKFM is an FM radio station licensed to Huron, Ohio, operating on 96. ... WAKS is a commercial FM radio station in Akron, Ohio broadcasting at 96. ... WNCX is Clevelands only classic rock radio station. ... WGAR-FM is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 99. ... WMMS 100. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... WCRF-FM is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 103. ... WKKY is a commercial FM radio station in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, broadcasting at 104. ... WCLV is an FM radio station broadcasting at 104. ... WMJI is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 105. ... WMVX is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 106. ... WNWV is a commercial FM radio station serving the Cleveland, Ohio, USA, radio market (though technically licensed to Elyria). ... WENZ, also known as Z107. ...


By Callsign: WAKS | WBWC | WCLV | WCPN | WCRF | WCSB | WDOK | WENZ | WFHM | WGAR | WJCU | WKFM | WKHR | WKKY | WKSU/WKSV | WMJI | WMMS | WMVX | WNCX | WNWV | WNZN | WQAL | WREO | WRUW | WXRK | WZAK Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... WAKS is a commercial FM radio station in Akron, Ohio broadcasting at 96. ... WBWC (88. ... WCLV is an FM radio station broadcasting at 104. ... WCPN is a public radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting on 90. ... WCRF-FM is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 103. ... For the oil producing region in Canada see Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. ... WDOK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 102. ... WENZ, also known as Z107. ... WFHM-FM is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio broadcasting at 95. ... WGAR-FM is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 99. ... WJCU is a non-commercial FM radio station at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio broadcasting at 88. ... WKFM is an FM radio station licensed to Huron, Ohio, operating on 96. ... WKHR is a non-commercial FM radio station in Bainbridge, Ohio serving the eastern portion of the Cleveland, Ohio radio market, operating on 91. ... WKKY is a commercial FM radio station in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, broadcasting at 104. ... WKSU-FM is a non-commercial FM radio station at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio broadcasting at 89. ... WMJI is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 105. ... WMMS 100. ... WMVX is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 106. ... WNCX is Clevelands only classic rock radio station. ... WNWV is a commercial FM radio station serving the Cleveland, Ohio, USA, radio market (though technically licensed to Elyria). ... WNZN is a Spanish language FM radio station in Lorain, Ohio operating on 89. ... WRUW-FM is a non-commercial student-run FM radio station at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 91. ... WXRK (92. ... WZAK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 93. ...


See also: Cleveland (FM) (AM)

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See also: List of radio stations in Ohio and List of United States radio markets

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WQAL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (924 words)
WQAL is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 104.1 MHz with a Hot AC format.
WQAL's format throughout the 70's and 80's was beautiful music as "Easy 104 WQAL".
WQAL's morning-drive show is hosted by Rebecca Wilde and Allan Fee, and is assisted by cohosts Glenn Anderson (aka "Funny Song Man") and Nick Smalc (aka "Producer Nick").
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