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
(October 10, 2021) Our new home for the station should be announced during the first week of November. An offer I made on a home in a small town in Indiana was accepted this past week and the closing is set for November 1. No formal accouncement will be made about the location until after the Closing date.
Please note that KWAQ will continue to remain on the air in Covington for a few more months. We'll announce when the station will leave the air here in the Spring of 2022.
(September 29, 2021) The studio interface module that was apparently malfunctioning in the transmitter's audio chain has been returned from the manufacturer and will be installed this week. We expect to return to the air Sunday October 3 during the day.
Weather permitting the transmitter will be reinstalled outside and hopefully programming will resume by the late afternoon on Sunday.
Please note our frequency will change to 1620 for a while as we check atmospheric conditions mostly at night and the impact of the signal on this frequency.