WOWQ-FM

Also known as: Bigfoot Country 102.1 & 101.3, WCED-FM (1948-1981), WOWQ (1981-2000), WMOU-FM (2000-2002), WOWQ (2002-2017), WIFT (current)
US 219, Luthersburg, PA

Country radio station south of DuBois

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Photo taken by Brian Manville on July 13, 2019

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WOWQ had been the sister station of WCED, also licensed to DuBois. The station made its debut seven years after WCED first signed on.

In 1981, WCED-FM adopted the call letters WOWQ and the moniker Q102, becoming a fully independent station with its own programming. It began this identity initially with a Top 40 format, mostly automated. By 1988, the station had switched its format from Top 40 to Country, and began putting live local DJs on during the daytime hours, with a satellite-delivered country music format programmed offsite from another location during the evening hours.

WOWQ and WCED were also two of the very first stations in the U.S. to use hard-disk audio storage technology in the early 1990s, developed by Computer Concepts Corporation.

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2019: New photos from Brian Manville
  • July 13, 2019: Added by Brian Manville

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