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WQXK
Y-103
City of license Salem, Ohio
Broadcast area Youngstown, Ohio
Branding K-105
Slogan "Continuous Country Favorites" & "Your Hometown Station"
Frequency 105.1 (MHz)
Format Country
ERP 88,000 watts
Class B
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing, LLC)
Website k105country.com

WQXK (105.1 FM, "K-105") is a commercial radio station in Youngstown, Ohio, USA, serving the Mahoning Valley market broadcasting at 105.1 MHz with a country music format.[1] It is one of seven radio stations in the Youngstown market owned by Cumulus Media with studios in "The Radio Center" in Youngstown.

History

The station was founded in 1948 as WFMJ-FM by William F. Maag, Jr. from whose initials the call letters were derived. Maag was also publisher of the The Youngstown Vindicator, and owned WFMJ-AM now (WNIO) , and WFMJ-TV.

While the station does have an 88,000 watt antenna that would today exceed the FCC's maximum power output, the station is grandfathered from the excess power due to operating the station before current power limits were instituted. Nevertheless, the 88,000 watt tower is the most powerful in the region, not only covering Youngstown but is also easily reachable in the Akron/Canton, Cleveland, Erie, Pittsburgh, and Wheeling/Steubenville markets. Because of the station's strong signal, WQXK is the highest-rated station in the Youngstown market, often attracting out-of-market listeners. K105's signal can be picked up cleary in over 20 counties in 3 states ( Ohio, Pennsylvania, & West Virginia.

The station primarily competes with the Froggy stations for country music listeners. To a lesser extent, the station also competes with out-of-market stations such as WDSY-FM due to WQXK's strong signal.

K105 won the CMA Small Market Radio Station of the year award in 2005.

K105 features an hour long flashback weekdays at 6PM. "The Classics At 6" includes country songs from the 1950's - 1990's. This is a highly listened to hour of music.

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