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WQUB 90.3 FM

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WQUB 90.3 FM began in 1948 as a carrier-current station called WWQC-FM. In April 1974, the station began broadcasting "over the air" with 10 watts of power. For the first time, the station's programming could be heard outside Francis Hall - but not too far from the building. It wasn't until 1983 that the power was increased enough to cover the college grounds and surrounding neighborhoods. The resulting feedback from students, faculty and community was quite positive and encouraged the school to make a commitment to providing the Quincy-Hannibal area with quality public radio programming. In 1988, the station began its association with National Public Radio. Thanks to the help of the Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust, Harris Corporation and Broadcast Electronics as well as volunteers like Ted Wahlman and Wally Kabrick, the station facility was improved and the power raised to 10,000 watts. During this time, the call letters were changed to WQUB-FM, reflecting the school's name change from Quincy College to Quincy University. Today WQUB 90.3 FM proudly broadcasts at 28,000 watts and provides primary coverage to nine counties in the western Illinois and northeastern Missouri region. The format includes classical music, alternative rock, jazz and in-depth news and information. WQUB is a full member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. Our broadcast day begins with Morning Edition and concludes with alternative rock shows programmed and hosted by students of Quincy University. In between, we offer local classical music programs like Intermezzo and national shows like Performance Today and the Saint Louis Symphony concert series. We also provide the in-depth news of All Things Considered and cultural interviews on Fresh Air. On Weekends WQUB branches out to include entertainment programs like Car Talk, Whad'Ya Know and A Prairie Home Companion as well as locally produced jazz and blues shows. So tune your radio to WQUB 90. FM while you driving in your car, reading a good book at home or even surfing the Internet.

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