On November 18 WCQS switched its Haywood County translator frequency from 95.3 FM to 102.9 FM.
The switch was made due to FCC regulations. The transfer to 102.9 FM allows WCQS to continue uninterrupted service to listeners who rely on 95.3 FM in parts of Haywood and Swain counties, or listeners traveling the I-40 corridor in that region. Listeners in Waynesville and Clyde at 89.7 FM will still receive WCQS at that frequency.
WCQS General Manager and CEO, David Feingold, says, “Competition for space on the dial is fierce, but our engineering team has worked diligently to ensure uninterrupted and consistent service to our listeners in the western part of our coverage area. Providing reliable service to our audience is paramount and we’ll continue to monitor the new signal at 102.9.”
The transition should be seamless for listeners. Beginning November 18th listeners to 95.3 FM in parts of Haywood and Swain County along the I-40 corridor should tune to 102.9 FM. Listeners who have any questions about the transition or have trouble with the new frequency may call WCQS at 210-4800 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listeners can also hear a live stream of WCQS from the web site or download the WCQS app for the iPhone or Android device.
WCQS will monitor the new frequency and will post any updates online.