CILQ-FM


CILQ-FM

Infobox Radio station
name = CILQ-FM


city = Toronto, Ontario
area = Greater Toronto Area
branding = Q107
airdate = 1977
frequency = 107.1 MHz FM
format = classic rock
power = 40 KW
owner = Corus Entertainment
sister_stations = CFMJ, CFNY
website = [http://www.q107.com Q107]

CILQ-FM is a radio station, broadcasting at 107.1 FM in Toronto, Ontario. The station broadcasts a classic rock format branded as Q107, and is also available through streaming audio.

The station is owned by Corus Entertainment.

History

Q107 signed on the air on May 22, 1977. The first song played on the station was "Hard Rock Town" by Murray McLauchlan, although the station was officially signed on with Deodato's "Also Sprach Zarathustra".

CILQ's original owner was CFGM Broadcasting, a division of J. Allan Slaight's Slaight Communications. The station was acquired by Western International Communications in 1985 when Slaight bought Standard Broadcasting, and became part of Corus Entertainment in 2000 when WIC's assets were divided between Corus and Canwest Global.

Programming

Notable personalities associated with the station have included Alice Cooper, Scruff Connors, Bob Segarini, John Derringer, Andy Frost and Kim Mitchell. In September 1997, Q107 (along with CHOM in Montreal) became the first Canadian radio stations to air "The Howard Stern Show", syndicated from New York City. Stern was taken off Q107 in early 2002.

Each weekend there is a theme (such as a band or a top 107 hits as voted by the listeners). They play songs that fall within the theme at least once each hour. This begins each weekend at 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday night and goes through to Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Each Sunday from 9am to 9pm Q107 airs the popular "Psychedelic Psunday", in which the DJs play classic rock songs from the psychedelic era of 1965 through 1975. The program is hosted by Andy Frost who anchors the bulk of the show between 12 noon and 6pm. A variety of other station jocks have hosted the first three and last three hours of the show over the years.

Sundays at 9pm, Jeff Woods hosts a show called "Legends of Classic Rock" to give listeners the background stories to some of their favorite music.

On August 10, 2005, the station sparked controversy when it aired a recording of a Rolling Stones concert from 2002. The Stones were appearing in concert in Toronto the same evening, and many listeners had interpreted advance promotion for the broadcast as implying that CILQ would in fact be airing live from that evening's concert. Although he denied that the station intended to give that impression, station manager JJ Johnston apologized to listeners two days later. [ [http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/R/Rolling_Stones/2005/08/13/1171511.html] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.q107.com Q107]
* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/radio/histories.php?id=410&historyID=191 CILQ history at Canadian Communications Foundation]
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