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WFBQ
WFBQ Logo
City of license Indianapolis, Indiana
Broadcast area Indianapolis, Indiana
Branding Q95
Slogan "Classic Rock"
Frequency 94.7 (MHz)
First air date February 14, 1978, at 7 AM
Format Classic rock
ERP 58,000 watts
HAAT 245 meters
Class B
Facility ID 59590
Callsign meaning WFB Q95
Owner Clear Channel
Webcast Listen Live
Website wfbq.com

WFBQ (94.7 FM, "Q95") is a radio station in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, owned by Clear Channel Communications. The station operates on the FM radio frequency of 94.7 MHz, FM channel 234. The studios are located at 6161 Fall Creek Road on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The transmitter and antenna are located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. It is the flagship station of the popular nationally syndicated program The Bob and Tom Show.

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History

WFBQ began operation as WFBM-FM in 1955 as the sister station to WFBM-AM (now WNDE) and WFBM-TV (now WRTV).

In 1957, the three WFBM stations were sold to Time-Life, Inc. In 1961 WFBM-AM/WFBM-FM were sold to Fischer Communications who also owned WAZY-AM/WAZY-FM in Lafayette and WGBF-AM/WGBF-FM in Evansville. In 1972, WFBM-TV became WRTV. In August 1973, WFBM-AM became Top 40 WNDE. WFBM-FM had become Oldies-formatted WFBQ earlier that same year. One year later, WFBQ became "Rock N' Stereo" (the FM Top 40 counterpart to AM sister WNDE) using an automation package called "Stereo Rock" produced by TM Productions of Dallas. On Valentine's Day, 1978, "Rock N' Stereo" was dropped in favor of Album-Oriented Rock and live DJs

Station broadcasting information

The station broadcasts with 58 kilowatts of both vertical and horizontal power. More information can be found at the WFBQ FM query page at the FCC website. 58 kW makes WFBQ the most powerful FM station in Indiana.

Programming

WFBQ changed to its current Classic rock format on February 14, 1978, at 7 AM.

It also has two sister stations, WNDE (originally WFBM-AM) and WRZX (originally WXTZ-FM).

It has been the flagship station of The Bob & Tom Show (syndicated by Clear Channel Communications since 1995) since 1983.

It was the flagship station for Indianapolis Colts game broadcasts [1] from 1998 through the 2007 Super Bowl. The rights have since been acquired by Emmis Communications' WLHK

WFBQ is the State Primary Source for the Indiana Emergency Alert System. [2]

Legacy

At a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert in Noblesville, Indiana, frontman Axl Rose (a Lafayette native) spotted a fan wearing a Q95 t-shirt and proceeded to claim to have listened to the station while growing up and that the "station saved [his] fuckin' life".[1]

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