City Crest Hill, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago, Illinois
Branding 98.3 WCCQ
Slogan Today's Country & The Legends
Frequency 98.3 MHz
First air date 1976
Format Country
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 143 meters (469 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 10677
Transmitter coordinates 41°26′9.00″N 88°11′4.00″W / 41.4358333°N 88.1844444°W / 41.4358333; -88.1844444
Affiliations Westwood One
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WERV, WJOL, WKRS, WRXQ, WSSR, WXLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website wccq.com

WCCQ (98.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Crest Hill, Illinois, United States, it serves the Chicago area. The station was launched as a country station in 1984 as Q-Country. The original lineup of announcers included Bob Zak, Mark Edwards, Ted Clark, Barb Wunder, Jim Beedle, Matt Kingston and Jim Felbinger. The current lineup features Roy & Carol in the morning (since 1994), Geno Brien middays (former morning show host of 95.9 the River) and Todd Boss (The Bossman) doing afternoons. Other weekend and fill-in personalities include Rich Renik (from WMAQ and WUSN), Brandon Jones, Jillian, and Laura Vaughn. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media. In April 2011, it became one of the two Chicago-area stations to broadcast NASCAR Cup Series races.

In January 2018, after recording a 0.5 audience share on the latest Nielsen Audio ratings (tied for 30th in the Chicago market), WCCQ shifted to a gold-based traditional country format—featuring an emphasis on songs from artists active during the 1990s and early 2000s. This change differentiates WCCQ from the mainstream lean of its competitors WEBG and WUSN.[1]


  1. "WCCQ Moves To Gold Based Country". RadioInsight. 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-01-09.

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