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City of license Ashland, Missouri
Broadcast area Columbia and Vicinity
Branding "Q 106.1"
Slogan "The Hit Music Channel"
Frequency 106.1 MHz
First air date Unknown at this time
Format Rhythmic CHR
ERP 69,000 watts
Class C1
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing, LLC)
Sister stations KBBM, KBXR, KFRU, KJMO, KLIK, KPLA

KOQL "Q 106.1" is a Top 40-formatted station owned by Cumulus Media. The station broadcasts from Columbia, Missouri, with an ERP of 69,000 kW. The station serves Central Missouri. Its transmitter is located about 20 miles west of Jefferson City.

The station, at times, leans towards a rhythmic-type format and plays a lot of the older songs. The station is currently ranked third in the market. Following KTXY's slippage in the ratings, Q106.1 is the number-one hit music station in the area.



Like most radio stations Q 106.1 uses a variety of slogans. There are three slogans used on-air. The official slogan as reported by Cumulus Media is "The Hit Music Channel." Many radio stations choose to identify themselves as a "channel" in markets where people have become familiar with using the word "channel" when discussing television. The Columbia/Jefferson City market has a large amount of media and is especially saturated with television media. Most residents in the area refer to their TV station as "Channel 8," "Channel 13," etc. To better compete with television in general, KOQL has begun to call itself a "channel" rather than a "radio station."

The station also uses the following slogans:

  • "Your 20 in-a-row hit music channel"
  • "All the hits"

FCC Violation

On March 21, 2003, from 8:10 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., former morning show hosts Cosmo & JC aired a prank phone call between the radio station and Life Crisis Services, a gambling addiction hot line. The FCC complaint stated that the radio station personality pretended to have a legitimate gambling problem. Once the representative from Life Crisis realized it was a prank phone call, she hung up.

The station did not inform the hot line the call was for broadcast, which is a violation of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) law Section 73.1206. On April 4, 2003, Mid-Missouri Broadcasting made an official on-air apology to Life Crisis and provided a link on its website for its services, but even so, on November 23, 2004, the FCC fined Mid-Missouri Broadcasting $4000.

Mid-Missouri Broadcasting later sold the station along with others to Cumulus Media.


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