WKIQ

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WKIQ
City Eustis, Florida
Broadcast areaOrlando
Frequency1240 kHz
Slogan"La Gigante 1240 una radio que Bendice tu vida a través de la palabra de Dios"
Programming
FormatMúsica Cristiana
Ownership
OwnerShanti Persaud
(Unity Broadcasting LLC)
History
Former call signsWLCO, WEUS, WLCF, WWLB
Technical information
Facility ID29339
ClassC
Power790 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates 28°50′19″N 81°41′46″W / 28.83861°N 81.69611°W / 28.83861; -81.69611
Links
Webcast Listen Live

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WKIQ (1240 AM) is a 790-watt radio station. Licensed to Eustis, Florida, United States, it serves the Orlando area. The station is owned by Shanti Persaud, through licensee Unity Broadcasting LLC, and is running a Música Cristiana format.

History

Until December 2010 the station carried Yahoo! Sports Radio (formerly Sporting News Radio) and had a local program called The Winning Drive which ran Monday to Friday from 4-6 pm.

Between 1995 and 1998, WKIQ aired a mixture of local and syndicated talk programming, before a switch to satellite-fed Classic Country music took place in March 1998, just prior to the station being sold. News was provided by NBC News at top of every hour during this period, with Florida's FRN News on the half hour. [1]

Due to co-ownership by Gateway Broadcasting and Internet, the radio stations of WKIQ and WQBQ were sister stations for a period of time between 1998 and 2003. [1]

WKIQ was silent for much time between 2003 and 2005, as the previous owner had declared bankruptcy and shuttered the WKIQ and WQBQ stations. [1]

According to FCC filings in October 2017, the station tower collapsed during Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and the station resumed broadcasting in October 2017.

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