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WCQL
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City of license Queensbury, New York
Broadcast area Saratoga/North Country
Branding Hits 95.9
Slogan Your Music, Your Station (Primary), The 80s, 90s & Now (Secondary)
Frequency 95.9 MHz
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 3,800 watts
HAAT 388 meters (1,270 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 36767
Transmitter coordinates 43°25′12.00″N 73°45′37.00″W / 43.42°N 73.76028°W / 43.42; -73.76028
Callsign meaning Variaton on Cool (allusion to previous slogan)
Former callsigns WWSC-FM (1968-1978) WYLR (1978-1997)
Affiliations Jones Radio Network
Owner Regional Radio Group, LLC
Sister stations WCKM, WWSC
Website radiowins.com

WCQL (95.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Hot Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Queensbury, New York, USA, the station serves the Albany.[1] The station is currently owned by Regional Radio Group, LLC and features programing from Jones Radio Network. The radio station began operations in 1968 as WWSC-FM, simulcasting MOR formatted WWSC-FM. In 1978, the call letters were changed to WYLR, and the format to a syndicated, automated Top 40 format called "The Love Rock" (Some say the new calls stood for Your Love Rock), although the station still simulcasted programming with WWSC-AM from 4 - 10am weekdays. The format was flipped to automated AOR in 1981. The daily simulcast with WWSC ended completely in 1982 when a live morning show was added. During the 80s the station added live mid-day and PM Drive shifts. The format changed to an early version of HOT AC in 1984. This format lasted until a switch to TOP 40/DANCE in 1988 and then Classic Rock in 1991. In late 1995, the format was changed to Country, but this only lasted until late 1997, when the station was sold, and the format was returned to Classic Rock, with the new call letters WCQL. The station was now known as "Cool Rock 95-9". Classic Rock lasted this time on WCQL for over seven years, until May, 2005, when the station moved to a more modern hard edged rock format, due to new Classic Rock competition from the much more powerful 105.7-WNYQ. In September, 2005, the format was flipped to hot adult contemporary.

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