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Rap, Rock-and-Roll Make Way for Hot AC;WRQX Changes Tunes to Attract Ad Dollars
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Potts, Mark
Date: Nov 3, 1990
Start Page: c.01

Here's a golden oldie that just fell off the local radio charts. Remember Q-107? WRQX-FM (107.3)? Fast-talking, hard-rocking Top-40 at its best. Lots of contests. Music by Poison. M.C. Hammer. Motley Crue. Guns 'N Roses. All the hits, all the time, for 12 years.

Wait-this just in: Mix-107 may be getting ready to climb up the charts, but not everybody is wild about it. "There are several stations in the market that are doing what Q-107 is doing, or parts of what Q-107 is doing," said Alan Goodman, general manager of WAVA-FM (105.1), which is sticking with its Top-40 sound.

PHOTO,,Harry Naltchayan;INFO-GRAPHIC,,Tobey CAPTION:[Lorrin Palagi], program director of WRQX-FM, oversaw the station shift in formats from Q-107 to Mix 107.3-from rock to contemporary adult music. CAPTION:WRQX'S RATING SLIDE(Data from this graph was not available.)

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