Radio Station Information


WKQX 101.1 FM

Chicago's Alternative

City of License:
Chicago, IL

Alternative Rock

Chicago, IL

Web site:

Cumulus Media (Radio License Holdings LLC)

WKQX is an FM radio station broadcasting at 101.1 MHz. The station is licensed to Chicago, IL and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts Alternative Rock programming and goes by the name "Q101" on the air with the slogan "Chicago's Alternative". WKQX is owned by Cumulus Media.

July 2011: Station dropped alternative rock and began stunting before transitioning into all news radio. Artists formerly played on the station as Q101 alternative included Linkin Park, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Green Day, Cage The Elephant, and Three Days Grace. In July 2012 the station switches from News to Adult Hits as "i101".

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Nearby Radio Stations

US 99.5, 93 XRT, WBEZ 91.5 FM, K-Love 97.9, V103, Rewind 100.3, La Que Buena 105.1, Rock 95.5, Air 1 101.5, Air 1 97.5

Co-Owned Radio Stations in Chicago, IL

94.7 WLS, WLS 890 AM

Listener Comments and Reviews

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By: dkatwilliams on February 26, 2012

November 5, 2016 Dear WKQX: We would like to submit for airplay on your station(s) our newly released Christmas song “The Island of Misfit Toys” c. We can provide you a WAV file for upload of this song and/or mail you a Master copy of the cd for this song, etc.; whatever format(s) you prefer. Please give this song a listen, we really think your listeners would greatly enjoy it. Our band’s name is Star Blazers and we are based out of Providence, Rhode Island. The composer and song writing copyright owner for this song is Emile Vermette. The embedded ISRC code for this song is QZ5MP1600004. The Publishers for this song are Rick Gesmondi, Adam Helmer, David Marsella, and Zeropercent. (P. 2016 ASCAP) The sound recording copyright owners for this song are Rick Gesmondi, Adam Helmer, David Marsella, Emile Vermette. The time of this song is 3:36. Please do not hesitate contacting us at and/or at 401-499-3566 and/or at PO Box 100614 Cranston, RI. 02910 and/or on Facebook and/or on Twitter. We greatly appreciate your time and consideration. Thank you, Sincerely, Star Blazers PO Box 100614 Cranston, RI. 02910 (401)499-3566 (401)481-6280
By: David Marsella on November 5, 2016

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