Radio The Quake (WQKE)

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WQKE, also known as The Quake, is a radio station based in Plattsburgh, New York. It operates on the frequency 93.9 FM and is supported by the Student Association of SUNY Plattsburgh. The station's studios are located in the Angell College Center on campus, while its antenna is situated on the Kehoe Administration Building, which is one of the tallest buildings in Plattsburgh. Since the adjustments made at the station in the fall of 2009, The Quake now broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering listeners a diverse range of music genres,... See more

Plattsburgh FM|93.9
+1518-564-4290
101 Broad Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901
last update
[2024-03-13 05:05:13]
WQKE, also known as The Quake, is a radio station based in Plattsburgh, New York. It operates on the frequency 93.9 FM and is supported by the Student Association of SUNY Plattsburgh. The station's studios are located in the Angell College Center on campus, while its antenna is situated on the Kehoe Administration Building, which is one of the tallest buildings in Plattsburgh.

Since the adjustments made at the station in the fall of 2009, The Quake now broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering listeners a diverse range of music genres, including jazz, funk, soul, indie, punk, hip-hop, blues, techno, and more.

The station's history dates back to 1966 when it started as WSUP on AM 670. By 1969, the station expanded its schedule to cover nearly 24 hours a day. In December 1971, it changed its call sign to WKGO and moved to 640/650 AM.

Continuing its growth, the station transitioned to FM frequency in 1971, becoming WPLT. However, it continued to broadcast on the AM channel as well. In 1979, WPLT began airing off-campus on 91.1 MHz, earning the title "The Sound of the North Country." The frequency was changed to 93.9 in 1981.

In 1987, the station relocated from McDonough Hall to Yokum Hall, where the college's communication department was located. By 1997, WPLT sold its call letters to ABC's "Planet Radio" affiliate in Detroit, Michigan. With the funds acquired from this sale, the station rebranded as WQKE and modernized its equipment by digitizing it.

WQKE has remained active in the Plattsburgh community, sponsoring events such as the King Quakers dodgeball team in 2006. The station's presence expanded further in 2007 when its studio moved to the Angell College Center. Additionally, in 2009, WQKE implemented automation software, allowing the station to remain on-air 24/7, even without student supervision. [*]
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