WEQX


WEQX

Infobox Radio Station
name = WEQX


city = Manchester, Vermont
area = Primary: Southern and central Vermont, Adirondack Region
Secondary: Western New Hampshire, The Berkshires, Capital District
branding = "102.7 WEQX"
slogan = The Real Alternative
airdate = 1984
frequency = 102.7 (MHz)
format = Modern Rock
erp = 1.25 kW
haat = convert|759|m|ft|lk=on|sp=us
class = B
owner = Northshire Communications [ [http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/fmq.html http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/fmq.html] ]
webcast = [http://nick9.surfernetwork.com/WEQX Listen Live]
website = [http://www.weqx.com/ www.weqx.com]
callsign_meaning = We're Mount EQuinoX

WEQX is an FM radio station located at 102.7 MHz and broadcasting from Manchester, Vermont, USA at 1250 watts with an effective radiated power output of 50,000 watts (a repeater signal is located in Keene, NH on W251BE-FM 98.1 and broadcasts at 10 watts). Their tower is located on nearby Mount Equinox. Because of its location and power the station is able to reach Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls along with southern and central Vermont, western Massachusetts, and western New Hampshire. It broadcasts an alternative music format which is more varied than most stations owned by larger corporations.

Despite being located in Vermont, WEQX has been voted the best radio station for the Capital Region (Albany, New York) by the Metroland alternative newsweekly for fifteen years running (up to 2006) and voted best radio station of 2002 and 2006 by Albany Times Union. It has also won Best Radio Station of the Year awards from Rolling Stone magazine in 1993, 1995 and 1996. In addition, the "Album Network" (a radio industry magazine) voted the station the Best Alternative Radio Station in the Country (small market), in 1995.

WEQX was founded in 1984 as an independent radio station. The station is located in a Victorian house at 161 Elm Street.

WEQX or EQX as it is commonly referred to by its listeners, is a large sponsor of live music and has presented various concerts in the Capital Region (Albany, New York).

In the summer of 2007 EQX held the first EQX Fest at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The concert started at 3 PM and ran until around midnight. It had three different stages; one for local bands, one for mainstream bands, and one for the headliners. The headliners included The Night Watchman, Matisyahu, and 311 (in that order).

Notes

External links

* [http://www.weqx.com/ WEQX Online]
* [http://www.myspace.com/weqx WEQX's MySpace]
*FMQ|WEQX
*FML|WEQX


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