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KBQI
Broadcast area Albuquerque, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Branding Big I 107.9
Slogan New Mexico's Country Station
Frequency 107.9 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
Format Country
ERP 22,500 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning AlBuQerque Interstate (see below)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Website www.bigi1079.com

KBQI (107.9 FM, "Big I 107.9") is a radio station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owned by Clear Channel. It has a contemporary country music format. It takes its name from the I-40 and I-25 interchange near downtown Albuquerque that is locally known as "the Big I". At the time of the station's launch in July 2000, the "Big I" was at the start of a major reconstruction project which had finished in May 2002. In February 2006 the station began broadcasting in HD Radio with an additional HD-2 subchannel that plays country variety.

Station history

call letters format name time period
KFMG Album Oriented Rock Rock 108 1979-1991
KAMX Hot AC Mix 107.9 1991-1994
KTEG Modern Rock The Edge 1994-2000

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