WKHQ-FM 105.9 Charlevoix/Traverse City


Slogan/Positioner: 106 'KHQ; Northern Michigan's Hit Music Station

Format: Contemporary Hits / Top 40

Web site: www.106khq.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 100,000 watts / 892 feet / C1

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WKHQ-FM: 4/8/1985
  • WKHQ:

Call Sign Origin:

On Air Date: May 8, 1980

Owner: MacDonald Garber Broadcasting

Telephone: (231) 347-8713



  • 2009: W221BQ switches to rebroadcast of WMKT AM 1270.
  • 6/2008: W221BQ begins rebroadcasting WKHQ, license granted to Great Lakes Community Broadcasting in July 2008.
  • 3/2008: MacDonald Garber Broadcasting is purchasing the construction permit for W221BQ 92.1 Petoskey from Great Lakes Community Broadcasting for $1,500 pending FCC approval and closing. The FCC approves the sale in May, 2008. MacDonald Garber files for special temporary authority to rebroadcast its WMKT AM 1270 on FM 92.1.
  • 199x: Format evolves to Hot AC then transitions back to Contemporary Hits
  • 1994: MacDonald Broadcasting purchases station. MacDonald would later split into two separate companies, with MacDonald-Garber controlling the northern Michigan stations.
  • 198x: Tim Moore sell station to Midwest Family Broadcasting and then repurchases it shortly thereafter. There was also another sales attempt in the 1980s.
  • 5/8/1980: Station signs on, owner is Tim Moore, format is Top 40.



Transmitter location:

Charlevoix County












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