Infobox Radio station
name = WQXL

city = Springdale, South Carolina
area = Columbia
branding =
slogan =
airdate = 1954
frequency = 1470 kHz
format = Religious
power =
erp = 11,000 watts daytime, 100 watts nightime, nondirectional signal
class = D
callsign_meaning =
former_callsigns =
owner = Glory Communications, Inc.
sister_stations = WFMV, WGCV
webcast =
website =
affiliations =

WQXL is a Religious formatted radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina, but is licensed by the FCC to the nearby town of Springdale. The station broadcasts on 1470 AM with a ERP of 11 kW. during the day and .1 kW at night.

Station History

1470 signed on in 1954 as WOIC and became WQXL in 1956 after the station was sold to new ownership. The WOIC call-sign resurfaced that same year on 1320 AM (now WISW). WQXL originally signed on with a Big Band format, which eventually gave way to a Top 40 format by the end of the decade. However it was handicapped with a daytime-only signal and was unsuccessful in competing against format rivals WNOK and WCOS, which each had full-time signals. Probably its most notable personality was Mackie "Cactus" Quave who had worked at WIS and had a wildly successful kids tv show on WIS-TV. WQXL switched to Country music in the Summer of 1966, but again was bested by WCAY. In 1973, the station switched to Religious programming and eventually adopted a Contemporary Christian format.

WQXL was shut down on August 23, 2006 in preparation to be moved. While the station was off the air, new ownership reallocated the station's city of license to Springdale and increased the station's hours of operation to full-time while increasing the station's power to 11 kW during the day, .1 kW at night. In the meantime, WQXL's former studios and towers that date back to the WOIC era were torn down in early 2007.

WQXL resumed operations on August 10, 2007. The station is owned by Glory Communications, which is 100% owned by Alex Snipe, Jr. of Columbia, SC. [http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/prefill_and_display.pl?Application_id=1197583&Service=AM&Form_id=323&Facility_id=0] [http://www.scafricanamericanhistory.com/currenthonoree.asp?month=7&year=2007]

External links

* [http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/amq?list=0&facid=41333 WQXL's FCC Construction Permit for Daytime coverage.]
* [http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/amq?list=0&facid=41333 WQXL's FCC Construction Permit for Nighttime coverage.]

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