99.7 atlanta

99.7 atlanta

99.7 atlanta

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WWWQ (99.7 FM) – branded as Q99-7 – is a commercial Top 40/CHR radio station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, serving the Atlanta metropolitan area. Owned by Cumulus Media, WWWQ serves as the Atlanta affiliate for The Daly Download with Carson Daly, and is the flagship station of The Bert Show. The WWWQ studios are located in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, while the station transmitter resides in Atlanta's Druid Hills neighborhood. Besides a standard analog transmission, WWWQ broadcasts over three HD Radio channels, (Source:It was owned by Atlanta FM Broadcasters and had an easy listening format, playing 15 minute sweeps of instrumental cover versions of popular songs, along with Hollywood and Broadway showtunes. In 1974, the station was acquired by the Susquehanna Broadcasting Company.

99X became one of the most influential alternative rock stations in the United States, and played a key role in breaking numerous acts during its early years. Music director Sean Demery's push behind The Cranberries' "Linger" in 1993 helped earn the band national attention in the U.S. On a trip to Australia in early 1995, program director Brian Phillips brought back a copy of fledgling band Silverchair's debut EP, which the station began to spin. The day after the release of the group's debut album Frogstomp, the band gave its first US performance at the Roxy in Atlanta as a "99X Freeloader Show." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

WWWQ-HD2 (99.7-2 FM) – branded 99X – is a digital subchannel of Atlanta market radio station WWWQ (99.7 FM). Owned by Cumulus Media, WWWQ-HD2 functions as a commercial alternative rock radio station, serving the Atlanta metropolitan area. Using the proprietary technology HD Radio for its main digital transmission, WWWQ-HD2 also simulcasts over low-power analog translator W255CJ (98.9 FM), and streams online. The WWWQ-HD2 studios are located in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, while the WWWQ-HD2 and W255CJ transmitters both reside in Atlanta's Druid Hills neighborhood. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

WNNX's callsign was changed to WWWQ on January 29, 2008; thus, the subchannel callsign was changed to WWWQ-HD2. In effect, this new WWWQ-HD2 licensed to Atlanta (99.7-2 FM) became the successor to the previous WNNX licensed to Atlanta (99.7 FM). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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