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"WXBQ-96.9 FM, The Rabbit Station" Bristol, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UberHOKIE
N 36° 36.609 W 082° 09.468
17S E 396457 N 4052250
Quick Description: WXBQ-FM is one of several Tri-Cities Country music formatted radio stations. WXBQ-FM is owned by Bristol Broadcasting Company, with "twin" radio stations WQBE-FM in Charleston, West Virginia, and WKYQ-FM in Paducah, Kentucky. WXBQ broadcasts with an ERP of 75,000 watts.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2008 10:26:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM48XP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 129

Long Description:
WXBQ is the leader in the Arbitron ratings for the Tri-Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to Bristol Broadcasting Company, WXBQ's listening audience is strong in the 18 to 49 (male and female). Also, according to WXBQ's official website, the station says they have been #1 in the market for more than 15 years.

The station first signed on as WOPI-FM on Christmas Day, 1946.


"On Christmas day, 1946, WOPI-FM joined WOPI becoming the Tri-City area's first FM station. In the 1960's WOPI-FM was sold to the owner of WKYE and became WKYE-FM. Still later it was sold to the owner of WFHG and became WFHG-FM. The FM station's call letters were later changed to WXBQ-FM, which is today the Tri-City area's number one radio station."-From WOPI's official website



Station Category: Commercial Radio

Genre or specialty of the station submitted: Country/Western

Station web-page: [Web Link]

How is the signal transmitted: By "Transmission Tower"

Favourite program or on air person/announcer:
Richard Quillen and Steve Stroud with the "The WXBQ Morning Air Show" This station goes out of its way to sponser shows and events in the Tri-Cities area and the morning show is a hoot and a half.


Internet web-casting link if available.: Not listed

"SIRIUS Satellite Radio" channel number: Not listed

"XM Satellite Radio" channel number: Not listed

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