KWAQ AM is a legal unlicensed Part 15 radio station using an FCC approved Chez Radio Procaster transmitter. KWAQ's signal effectively reaches a rough three to five block radius from the station and covers the Lincoln Court neighborhood and some areas of adjacent neighborhoods in Covington.
Your station for Adult Contemporary, Easy Rock and Light sounds from the early 1960's through late 1990's.
Oldies music from 1955 through 1976 airs every Sunday during the daytime.
Smooth Jazz can be heard every Satruday and Sunday night starting at 6 PM into the overnight hours.
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KWAQ is currently in a test phase and at times you will hear odd things going over the air. This is due to changing cables and sometimes equipment to help learn what gear will work best and allow for the best signal and audio quality at this location. Also, changes to the automation software or audio processing will at times result in dead air or changes in the audio quality of our on air presentation.
A new mixing console will be purchased to replace the existing model sometime this Summer. This should eliminate the "out of phase" sound of some of the stereo audio files that don't convert to monaural broadcasting signal. At times you will hear songs that seem to be missing instruments or vocals and this is due to only one channel of the two channel audo being played over the air. A new mixing console with the appropriate cables should remedy the problem.
Feature Story News is heard every hour on the top of the hour Monday through Friday. Adult Contemporary Oldies music from the early 1960's through 1999 airs continuously during this time.
The Week in Review from Feature Story News is heard every hour on the top of the hour on Saturday. Adult Contemporary Oldies music from the early 1960's through 1999 airs continuously until Sunday morning.
The Week in Review from Feature Story News is heard every hour on the top of the hour until Sunday night. Regular news updates resume late Sunday night. Oldies music from 1955 to 1976 airs from 6 AM until 6 PM Sunday. Smooth Jazz airs from 6 PM Sunday until 5 AM Monday morning.
More Station News
(September 19, 2021) The backup transmitter which sat unused in a box for ten years seems to have developed some issues due to inactivity. This will require maintenance and repairs by the manufacturer. As a result the station will have to remain off the air until the part for the other transmitter is sent back to us from the manufacturer. No timeline can be given at this time since the company is in Canada and there will be a wait as other components arrinving ahead of our transmitter obtain service first. Stay tuned to the site for the on air return date.
(September 10, 2021) A sporadic audio audio dropout has been occuring since Sunday with the KWAQ audio. KWAQ is currently off the air while the problem is addressed.
Returning the defective Studio Interface module to the manufacturer will result in the station being off the air for at least one week. A backup transmitter hopefully will be installed the weekend of September 18.
Updates on the station status will continue on thi website.