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    It's a shame they did a decent job with old fashioned local radio. They never applied for a translator and now we know why they probably knew this for a while. Maybe it could be a possible landing spot for Kool radio.

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    When I came to Connecticut in the early '80s, 1220 Hamden was WSCR, running a mostly syndicated country format, although "Cadillac" John Saville had a regular show. It then became WNNR with an oldies/AC format. After that, I lost interest in the station until Quinnipiac took over. Until a few years back, WQUN was on the Red Sox radio network. Is it currently carrying Quinnipiac hockey and/or basketball? If it is, does the university have an online station as a fall-back for next season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouG View Post
    Maybe it could be a possible landing spot for Kool radio.
    The last thing Red Wolf/Full Power (Which is it, anyway???) wants is an AM without a translator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    Is it currently carrying Quinnipiac hockey and/or basketball? If it is, does the university have an online station as a fall-back for next season?
    There is also a LP FM station WQAQ that is student run. Perhaps they will air the sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    The last thing Red Wolf/Full Power (Which is it, anyway???) wants is an AM without a translator.
    Licenses say Red Wolf Broadcasting, but it's Full Power Radio. I've seen pictures of their old studios/offices in Glastonbury on Facebook and there is a sign that says Full Power Radio. https://fullpowerradio.com/

    Anyway maybe sometime in the future there could be an opportunity to apply for a translator. Or maybe they can buy one. They bought several for Bomba-FM over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    When I came to Connecticut in the early '80s, 1220 Hamden was WSCR ... It then became WNNR with an oldies/AC format.
    There were several other formats on the frequency, and I'm likely leaving out some. The station started as WDEE, but that was before my time. Until 1978, they were a pop station known as WCDQ amd Ken DeVoe was the Program Director.

    I believe they were purchased by the owners of WPLR and tried a woman-oriented format at WOMN. That only lasted a few month before the station switched to rock as "PLR2." Sometime after that they went to a mostly satellite country format as WSCR (Suburban Country Radio).

    I lost track of the station for some time, but I recall it was dark when Pete Salant put an oldies format on as Winner Radio, WNNR. Somewhere in the mix there was financial talk, and possibly Spanish before Quinnipiac purchased the station in the late 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedow View Post
    There were several other formats on the frequency, and I'm likely leaving out some. The station started as WDEE, but that was before my time. Until 1978, they were a pop station known as WCDQ amd Ken DeVoe was the Program Director.

    I believe they were purchased by the owners of WPLR and tried a woman-oriented format at WOMN. That only lasted a few month before the station switched to rock as "PLR2." Sometime after that they went to a mostly satellite country format as WSCR (Suburban Country Radio).

    I lost track of the station for some time, but I recall it was dark when Pete Salant put an oldies format on as Winner Radio, WNNR. Somewhere in the mix there was financial talk, and possibly Spanish before Quinnipiac purchased the station in the late 90s.
    Yes they were Spanish as La X and they were the first station in the state to use the WXCT call letters. I believe that was the last format before Quinnipiac purchased the station. Steve Bryant, who later worked at QVC and later the now defunct Shop-at-Home Network was a host on 1220 in the late 80s, but I don't know what the calls were back then.
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    Holly Masi, Hamden's town zoning enforcement officer, has an online petition to save WQUN. The petition is listed as being aimed to the Hamden, North Haven and Cheshire communities.
    https://www.thepetitionsite.com/995/...TbqrJSTcwp5G4#

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    NH Register opinion piece: "In a time of pervasive national division and derision, WQUN should not be viewed as a financial burden, but a social necessity." "The Washington Post adopted as their slogan 'Democracy Dies in Darkness.' But democracy can also die in broad daylight and in a place you would least expect — a university."
    https://www.nhregister.com/opinion/a...N-13646801.php

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