When I was in Maggie Valley listening to the radio in my motel room, I kept hearing two stations at once. One of them was Star 104.3 in Asheville. At first the second station seemed to be disco from the 70s. Later I was hearing Contemporary Christian music, and I finally heard a station ID, WCQR. That’s in the Johnson City market but it’s on 88.3.
I never heard of any of these stations, and had to do some detective work because Star 104.3 WQNQ is actually licensed to Fletcher. It’s 470 watts at 375 meters.
The WCQR website shows this:
“You can listen to your WCQR on your radio in the following communities”
Tri-Cities – 88.3
Greeneville – 93.7
Wise, VA – 104.7
Marion, VA – 96.1
Surgoinsville – 104.3 <<<<<< WEYE 4.1 kilowatts at 121 meters
You were closer to WQNQ, but with a band opening I would think WEYE which is 100 miles away could cause some issues.