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Que Pasa Radio
Charlotte, Triangle, Piedmont Triad
Que Pasa Radio is a network of 4 radio stations
in North Carolina broadcasting music and news in Spanish.
Prior to purchase by Que Pasa Media, WREV station broadcast a Country Music format and aired several
community-oriented talk shows.
WNOS was a country music station in the 1970s, later
changing its letters to WOKX. WOKX switched to Christian music, and the X in the station's
logo looked like a leaning cross. In September 2003, WOKX switched
to sports talk, becoming an ESPN affiliate,
later changing to its current call letters. Early
in 2006, WYSR switched to its current format.
AM 1000 signed on in 1969 as country station WKBQ. In 1987, the
station became classic country WHEV under the ownership of Henry E.
Veil. WHEV went dark in the early 1990s. Veil gave the license to
Carolina Christian Communications, which signed WHEV back on the
air in 1994 as WRTG with a simulcast of their contemporary
Christian station WRTP, 1530 AM (now WLLQ). A third AM signal,
WGSB, 1060 AM in Mebane, joined the simulcast in 1995. In October
2004, WRTG, along with WRTP-AM and WGSB were purchased by Estuardo
Valdemar Rodriguez and Leonor Rodriguez, owners of WLLN in
Lillington, for $1.1 million. On February 3rd, 2005, WRTP and its
sister AM stations ceased broadcasting the "His Radio WRTP"
Christian format ("His Radio WRTP", now owned by Radio Training
Network, airs on WRTP-FM 88.5 in Roanoke Rapids along
with several FM translators across the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina).
After a day off-air, the three stations resumed broadcasting a
Spanish-language format on February 4th, 2005. Que Pasa Radio airs
on WLLQ, WRTG, WGSB.
Eric Swensen, "Triad Gets All-Sports Radio", Greensboro News
& Record, September 29, 2003.