WFBQ (94.7 FM, "Q95") is a radio station in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, owned by iHeartMedia. The studios are located at 6161 Fall Creek Road on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The transmitter and antenna are located on the Northeast side of Indianapolis. It is the flagship station of the popular nationally syndicated program The Bob and Tom Show.
|Broadcast area||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Slogan||Indy's Classic Rock|
|Frequency||94.7 MHz (HD Radio)|
|First air date||1955|
|Format||HD1: Classic rock|
HD2: Sports (WNDE simulcast)
|Callsign meaning||disambiguation of former WFBM calls,|
Q (long-popular branding for rock stations)
(Capstar TX LLC)
|Sister stations||WNDE, WOLT, WZRL|
In 1957, all three WFBM stations were sold to Time-Life, Inc. In 1961, the two WFBM radio stations were sold to Fischer Communications, who also owned WAZY/WAZY-FM in Lafayette and WGBF/WGBF-FM in Evansville. In 1972, WFBM-TV became WRTV. In August 1973, WFBM became the Top 40 WNDE. WFBM-FM had become Oldies-formatted WFBQ earlier that same year. One year later, WFBQ was rebranded as "Rockin' Stereo!" (the FM Top 40 counterpart to AM sister WNDE) using an automation package called "Stereo Rock" produced by TM Productions of Dallas. On Valentine's Day, 1978, "Rockin' Stereo!" was dropped in favor of an AOR format and live DJs.
One popular afternoon jock who had significant ties to the Indianapolis area was Jimmy "Mad Dog" Matis.
Station broadcasting informationEdit
The station broadcasts with 58 kilowatts of both vertical and horizontal power. More information can be found at the WFBQ FM query page at the FCC website. 58 kW makes WFBQ the most powerful FM station in Indiana.
WFBQ is the State Primary Source for the Indiana Emergency Alert System.
At a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert in Noblesville, Indiana, frontman Axl Rose (a Lafayette native) spotted a fan wearing a Q95 T-shirt and proceeded to tell the crowd about how he listened to Q95 while growing up. Rose said to the fans, "You know what?!, that station saved my freakin' life."
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- "Revised Interim State : Emergency Alert System" (PDF). Media.graytvinc.com. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
- Guns N' Roses - Dust N' Bones - Indiana '91. YouTube. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- WFBQ Website
- Indiana Radio Archive, WFBQ
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WFBQ
- Radio-Locator information on WFBQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WFBQ