|City||Crest Hill, Illinois|
|Broadcast area||Chicago, Illinois|
|Slogan||Today's Country & The Legends|
|First air date||1976|
|HAAT||143 meters (469 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||41°26′9.00″N 88°11′4.00″W / 41.4358333°N 88.1844444°W|
Alpha Media |
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
|Sister stations||WERV, WJOL, WKRS, WRXQ, WSSR, WXLC|
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.
- "WCCQ Moves To Gold Based Country". RadioInsight. 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
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