Saturday, October 6, 2012

WQXR? No! WLYQ

"Q96 FM" is a bit of a mystery.  I thought it was from WQXR in New York City but now I'm not so sure.

The back of the sticker (click it bigger) dates it to 1981 when the Broadcasting Yearbook says WQXR-FM duplicated the Classical programming of WQXR-AM 100%.  The same listing appears in the 1980 and 1983 Yearbook as well.  This sticker certainly doesn't look like it's from a Classical station and has the look of a typical Top-40 outlet of the time.  The backing also mentions the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York which at least locates the station geographically somewhat.  Anybody know what station this sticker is from?

UPDATE:  According to a helpful commenter, "Q96" was WLYQ in Norwalk, Connecticut.  Thanks for the info!  Doubly confirmed by doing a Google Image search for WLYQ and finding this mike flag with the same logo.

2 comments:

  1. 95.9 WLYQ Norwalk, CT which is now WFOX.

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  2. Ah, yes! Q96! I remember it well! Here's a shot of my home-made "boom box" with one of their bumper stickers on it! ;)
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1157803919526&l=9322a115df

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