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 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
(June 6, 2021) KWAQ will at times go off the air for days at a time during our remaining time on the air in Covington. In addition to working overtime at my full time job, I am also resuming the process of trying to buy a home in a small town outside of the Cincinnati area where I can properly develop the radio station into a professional endeavor. Weekend travel to towns in other states and possibly other areas of Kentucky will necessitate going off the air during some of my travels. Rest assured the station will return to the air upon my arrival back in town.
(June 13, 2021) KWAQ AM will temporarily stop music programming for a few hours the weekend of June 19 while we test the audio feed from WNKC AM News/Talk with the new audio system of KWAQ AM. We hope this will result in troubleshooting the source of the hum in the WNKC AM audio chain.