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City of license Groton, Connecticut
Broadcast area New London, Connecticut
Branding Q105
Slogan True Hit Music
Frequency 105.5 MHz
First air date 1981
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 84 meters
Class A
Facility ID 10455
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations WMOS, WSUB, WXLM
Webcast Listen Live!

WQGN-FM (105.5 FM, "Q105") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to the city of Groton, Connecticut, it serves the New London, Connecticut metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Citadel Broadcasting.

Citadel bought the station from locally owned Spring Broadcasting (who also owned WFHN "Fun 107" in New Bedford, MA) around the turn of the century. WQGN and WFHN, because they were owned by the same company, shared some of its personalities and station features. Both stations had a "Winners Weekend" where listeners could win anything from concert tickets to free CDs. Contests such as "The Big Money Hi-Lo" (listeners had to guess the correct jackpot amount and were told if their guess was too high or too low) and "The Birthday Game" were also featured on both stations.

WQGN 105.5 has been a CHR station since the mid 1980s. Before that, rock music was primarily heard on the 105.5 frequency. The station's on-air positioner is "True Hit Music." Former slogans include: "The Most Music," "Today's Best Music" and "All of Today's Hit Music."

Q105 used to hold several "Bash at the Base" concerts at the near-by Groton Sub Base in Groton, CT. Big artists of the day appeared such as Mya, Shaggy, LFO, Vitamin-C, and Blaque among others. Since 9/11/01, tighter security restrictions at the Groton Sub Base have prevented the station from hosting concerts there.

Notable past and present personalities of the station include: Kid Valentine, Al Levine, Franco, Kevin Palana, Shawn Murphy, Bryan Martinez, Erich Bachman, "Real Deal" Mike Neal, Julie Johnson, Tim Bourne, Nancy Hall, Double G and Scotty Rhodes.

The station currently carries the syndicated "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" and "American Top 40."

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