Q103 Albany Moves To 105.7

Q103 Alt 105.7 Q105.7 WQBJ WQBK-FM WQSH Albany Free Beer Hot Wings Dave MahoneyTownsquare Media Classic Rock “Q103” 103.5 WQBJ Cobleskill/103.9 WQBK-FM Rensselaer NY has moved to 105.7 WQSH Malta replacing Alternative “Alt 105.7” as “Q105.7“.

The move to 105.7 improves the coverage for the Classic Rock format in the areas north of Albany at the expense of the southern and western reaches of the market. 103.5’s signal stretched along the I-90 corridor over to Utica, while 103.9 covered Albany and points south.

Upon the move of the Classic Rock format at noon, 103.5 and 103.9 began stunting with Rock songs and promos directing the audience to 105.7. Meanwhile, the Alternative format is stating it will be going on “Summer Vacation” and returning by the end of the summer.

The station also announced the addition of Steve King as afternoon host. King most recently spent 15 years in mornings at Classic Rock “CD 105.9” KKCD Omaha until SummitMedia acquired the station earlier this year. King has also worked at WENS and WZPL Indianapolis, WKRQ Cincinnati and WMYI Greenville SC in his career.

WQSH was one of two “Alt” branded stations in the market that both launched within days of each other in March 2018 along with Pamal’s “Alt 104.9” WINU Altamont. In the most recent Nielsen Audio ratings trend, WQSH’s 1.6 share led WINU’s 0.8.

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2 Comments
  1. Mark W. says


    LMAO – I say there is almost ZERO chance of that low rated piece of garbage Alt format reappearing on 103.5 / 103.9. Radio stations don’t go on “summer vacation.”

    1. Markie63 says


      My same feeling. Nothing will ever come close to 102.7 WEQX.

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