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WQOK
Image:K975 logo.gif
City of license Carrboro, North Carolina
Broadcast area Raleigh/Durham
Branding "K97.5"
Slogan Hip Hop and R&B
First air date 1987
Frequency 97.5 (MHz
Format Mainstream Urban
ERP 50,000 watts
Callsign meaning The K in WQOK is used in "K97.5" branding
Owner Radio One
Website www.k975.com

WQOK is a Mainstream Urban formatted station broadcasting in Raleigh/Durham and is licensed to Carrboro, North Carolina. Owned by Radio One with The Light 103.9 and Foxy 107.1 & 104.3, K97.5 plays Hip-Hop and R & B and airs the Russ Parr morning show. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... City nickname: The Paris of the Piedmont Incorporated 1911 County Orange County Mayor Mark Chilton Aldermen Joal Hall Broun (mayor pro tem) Dan Coleman Jacquelyn Gist Randee Haven-ODonnell John Herrera Alex Zaffron Town Manager Steven E. Sherman Area  - Total  - Water 11. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Nickname: Bull City, City of Medicine Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County  - Mayor Bill Bell Area    - City 245. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Mainstream Urban, a term used to describe a radio format similar to an urban contemporary format. ... 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. ... 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... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American managed U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... 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. ... Mainstream Urban, a term used to describe a radio format similar to an urban contemporary format. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Nickname: Bull City, City of Medicine Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County  - Mayor Bill Bell Area    - City 245. ... City nickname: The Paris of the Piedmont Incorporated 1911 County Orange County Mayor Mark Chilton Aldermen Joal Hall Broun (mayor pro tem) Dan Coleman Jacquelyn Gist Randee Haven-ODonnell John Herrera Alex Zaffron Town Manager Steven E. Sherman Area  - Total  - Water 11. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American managed U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... WNNL is an Urban Gospel formatted station. ... WFXC and WFXK are a simulcasting urban adult contemporary station in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina market. ... Hip Hop-themed graffiti emerged in New York in the 1970s Hip hop (also see hip-hop or hiphop) is both a music genre and a cultural movement developed in urban communities starting in the 1970s, predominantly by African Americans and Latinos – .[1] Coinage of the term hip hop is... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Russ Parr is an American radio and television personality. ...


History

This station moved to Raleigh from South Boston, Virginia in 1987 and changed its letters to WQOK and its format to urban contemporary. At one time, it did not play rap, but after the competing station moved in an adult direction, WQOK went after the younger audience as a Mainstream Urban. South Boston is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ...


External Links

FM radio stations in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill/Research Triangle Park market (Arbitron #43)

By frequency: 88.1 | 88.7 | 88.9 | 89.3 | 89.7 | 90.1 | 90.7 | 91.1 | 91.5 | 92.5 | 93.9 | 94.7 | 96.1 | 96.9 | 97.5 | 98.1 | 99.9 | 100.7 | 101.1 | 101.5 | 102.3 | 102.5 | 102.9 | 103.5 | 103.9 | 104.3 | 105.1 | 106.1 | 106.7 | 107.1 | 107.9 FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Nickname: Bull City, City of Medicine Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County  - Mayor Bill Bell Area    - City 245. ... Nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area    - City 51. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... WKNC, North Carolina State Universitys student-run radio station, is one of the top-rated college radio stations in the United States. ... WXDU-FM is a Duke University owned, student and community volunteer operated, non-commercial FM radio station broadcasting at 88. ... WSHA is a public FM station in Raleigh, North Carolina broadcasting on frequency 88. ... WXYC is the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ... WCPE-FM website is a private classical music radio station broadcasting in the United States out of studios near Wake Forest, North Carolina. ... WCCE is a FM radio station broadcasting on frequency 90. ... WNCU is a public FM station in Durham, North Carolina broadcasting on 90. ... North Carolina Public Radio is a public radio network based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... WKSL-FM 93. ... WQDR-FM is a country music station located at 94. ... WBBB-FM, better known as 96Rock, is a radio station out of Raleigh, North Carolina that features Everything that Rocks. The station originally played classic rock then started to play mostly new rock, but after the station began playing Championship Rock in honor of the Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup run... WYMY 96. ... WQSM-FM, Q98 is a licensed class C1 hot adult contemporary radio station based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... WCMC is a FM station licensed to Creedmoor, North Carolina broadcasting on 99. ... WRVA-FM 100. ... WZTK (101. ... WRAL-FM Mix 101. ... Kix Country 97. ... WWMY-FM is an radio station located in Raleigh, North Carolina that plays hit music from the 1960s and 1970s as Y102. ... WNNL is an Urban Gospel formatted station. ... WFXC and WFXK are a simulcasting urban adult contemporary station in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina market. ... WDCG is an FM radio station licensed to Durham, North Carolina broadcasting at 105. ... WRDU-FM Rooster Country 106-1 is an FM radio station that serves the Raleigh-Durham market of North Carolina. ... WKVE at 106. ... WFXC and WFXK are a simulcasting urban adult contemporary station in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina market. ...


By callsign: WBBB | WCCE | WCMC | WCPE | WCQM | WDCG | WFXC | WFXK | WHLQ | WKIX | WKNC | WKSL | WKVE | WNCU | WNNL | WQDR | WQSM | WQOK | WRAL | WRDU | WRTP | WRVA | WSHA | WVDJ | WWMY | WUNC | WXDU | WXYC | WYFL | WYMY | WZTK In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... WBBB-FM, better known as 96Rock, is a radio station out of Raleigh, North Carolina that features Everything that Rocks. The station originally played classic rock then started to play mostly new rock, but after the station began playing Championship Rock in honor of the Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup run... WCCE is a FM radio station broadcasting on frequency 90. ... WCMC is a FM station licensed to Creedmoor, North Carolina broadcasting on 99. ... WCPE-FM website is a private classical music radio station broadcasting in the United States out of studios near Wake Forest, North Carolina. ... WDCG is an FM radio station licensed to Durham, North Carolina broadcasting at 105. ... WFXC and WFXK are a simulcasting urban adult contemporary station in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina market. ... WFXC and WFXK are a simulcasting urban adult contemporary station in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina market. ... Kix Country 97. ... WKNC, North Carolina State Universitys student-run radio station, is one of the top-rated college radio stations in the United States. ... WKSL-FM 93. ... WKVE at 106. ... WNCU is a public FM station in Durham, North Carolina broadcasting on 90. ... WNNL is an Urban Gospel formatted station. ... WQDR-FM is a country music station located at 94. ... WQSM-FM, Q98 is a licensed class C1 hot adult contemporary radio station based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... WRAL-FM Mix 101. ... WRDU-FM Rooster Country 106-1 is an FM radio station that serves the Raleigh-Durham market of North Carolina. ... WRVA-FM 100. ... WSHA is a public FM station in Raleigh, North Carolina broadcasting on frequency 88. ... WWMY-FM is an radio station located in Raleigh, North Carolina that plays hit music from the 1960s and 1970s as Y102. ... North Carolina Public Radio is a public radio network based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... WXDU-FM is a Duke University owned, student and community volunteer operated, non-commercial FM radio station broadcasting at 88. ... WXYC is the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ... WYMY 96. ... WZTK (101. ...


See also: Raleigh (FM) (AM)

North Carolina Radio Markets

Asheville | Charlotte-Gastonia (FM) (AM) | Elizabeth City-Nags Head | Fayetteville | Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point (FM) (AM) | Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville (FM) (AM) | Raleigh-Durham (FM) (AM) | Rocky Mount-Wilson | Wilmington

See also: List of radio stations in North Carolina and List of United States radio markets
Radio One

Mainstream Urban Stations: KBFB | KBXX | WCDX | WCKX | WDHT | WENZ | WERQ | WFXA | WGZB | WHHH | WHHL | WHTA | WHTD | WIZF | WKYS | WPHI | WQOK
Urban Adult Contemporary Stations: KMJQ | KRBV | KSOC | WAKB | WAMJ | WDMK | WFUN | WFXC/WFXK | WKJM/WKJS | WMJM | WMMJ | WMOJ | WQNC | WRNB | WROU | WTLC | WWIN | WXMG | WZAK
Urban Gospel Stations: KROI | WCHB | WJMO | WJYD | WPPZ | WPZE | WPZS | WPZZ | WTHB | WTLC | WWIN | WYCB
Smooth Jazz Stations: WJZZ | WYJZ
Urban Talk Stations: WDBZ | WERE | WILD | WING | WNNL | WOL | WOLB | WROU | WTPS
Alternative Rock Stations: WAEG | WLRS/WLRX
Top 40 CHR Stations: WGTZ | WDJX
Rhythmic Top 40 Stations: KTTB
Country Stations: WKSW
Hot AC Stations: WXMA
Other Assets
Television: WDNI-LP | TV One (joint venture with Comcast and DIRECTV)
Satellite Radio: The Power (joint venture with XM Radio)
Websites: www.radio-one.com (corporate website) | Black America Web (through Reach Media)
Radio Shows: The Tom Joyner Morning Show (through Reach Media under contract)
Key People
Cathy Hughes, Chairman and CEO
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WHTA is an Atlanta radio station that plays hip-hop. ... WHTD, known on the air as Hot 102-7, We R Hip-Hop, is an urban contemporary radio station licensed to Mount Clemens, Michigan, and serving the Detroit metropolitan area. ... WIZF (101. ... WKYS, The Peoples Station, is a radio station that serves the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. ... WPHI, also known as 100. ... Urban Adult Contemporary is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format. ... KMJQ, is a Houston radio station with a Urban Adult Contemporary musical format. ... KRBV (V-100) is a Radio One-owned radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California, USA, with a Urban Adult Contemporary format. ... KSOC, branded as 94. ... WAMJ is a radio station located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... WDMK is a radio station in Detroit, Michigan broadcasting at 105. ... WFUN-FM, known on-air as Foxy 95. ... WFXC and WFXK are a simulcasting urban adult contemporary station in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina market. ... WKJS and WKJM are the 2 radio stations ( 105. ... WMMJ is a top rated station Urban Adult Contemporary radio station owned by Radio One in the Washington, D.C. market. ... WMOJ is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station licensed to Norwood, Ohio. ... WQNC-FM Q92. ... WRNB is an Urban Adult Contemporary station that broadcasts on the 107. ... WROU is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station at 92. ... WTLC-FM 106. ... WWIN-FM is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station out of Baltimore owned by Radio One. ... WXMG is an urban adult radio station in Columbus, Ohio, currently owned by Radio One. ... WZAK is a commercial FM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 93. ... Black gospel is primarily a marketing term used to help potential buyers distinguish it from other forms of Christian music, such as contemporary Christian music or Christian rock and Southern gospel (a merger of barbershop quartet style harmony and country instrumentation, see also Southern Gospel Music Association), which have similar... KROI is owned by Radio One and broadcasts at 92. ... WCHB is an American AM radio station licensed to Taylor, Michigan, at 1200 kHz, and serving the Detroit market. ... WJMO is an AM radio station licensed to Cleveland Heights, Ohio operating on 1490 kHz, with studios at 2510 St. ... WJYD (106. ... WPPZ-FM, also known as 103. ... Praise 97. ... WPZS at 100. ... WPZZ is a Radio One-owned Gospel radio station that serves much of Southern and Central Virginia, including the Richmond area of Virginia. ... WTLC is an AM radio station owned by Radio One in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Smooth jazz is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from, among other sources, funk, pop and R&B. Since the late 1980s, it has become highly successful as a radio format; one can tune... WJZZ-FM Smooth Jazz 107. ... WYJZ, or Smooth Jazz 100. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... WDBZ broadcasts on one of the oldest radio frequencies in Cincinnati. ... WERE is an AM radio station in Cleveland, Ohio operating on 1300 kHz with studios in downtown Cleveland. ... WNNL is an Urban Gospel formatted station. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... WAEG FM 92. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... WGTZ (for Great Trails Z-93) is a commercial FM station licensed to Eaton, Ohio at 92. ... Rhythmic Contemporary, also known as Rhythmic Top 40, Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ... KTTB is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, 96. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... WDNI-LP, broadcasting on analog channel 65, is an independent television station in the Indianapolis, Indiana market owned by Radio One. ... TV One, owned by Radio One, targets African-American viewers aged 25 to 54 (unlike competitor Black Entertainment Television, which has moved to an 18-to-34 demographic since its acquisition by Viacom). ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the largest broadband (second overall) Internet service provider in the United States. ... A standard DIRECTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DIRECTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... The Power is an African American talk radio channel on the XM Satellite Radio service. ... ... Tom Joyner (born 1949) is an African-American talk radio host. ... Cathy Hughes is an African-American entrepreneur, radio and [TV] personality and business executive. ...


 
 

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