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97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?

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97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:22 pm

Out of curiosity, when did the station change its identity from "Magic 97" to "97.1 GLQ - Today's Best Music" ?

In the process, their format seems to have shifted from CHR/Pop to Hot AC.


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Re: 97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?

Post by hunterw » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Listening online and they just identified as today’s best music Magic 97 wglq and today’s best music 97.1 wglq. Guess they haven’t decided on there identity yet. even though there website still has them at GLQ 97 but there format is def Hot ac /adult CHR.
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Re: 97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?

Post by cckadlec » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:46 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Out of curiosity, when did the station change its identity from "Magic 97" to "97.1 GLQ - Today's Best Music" ?

In the process, their format seems to have shifted from CHR/Pop to Hot AC.
An acquaintance who works for the station group told me some months back when I was finalizing my 500 Top-of-Hour ID project (confused on whether to list it as GLQ or Magic; I went with both!) that they still now and then use the Magic name, but they've been just GLQ for a few years now with Magic tucked in there in different spots.

I haven't noted any difference in format over the past year. They're a 24/7 regular here at my location in Fremont. Certainly no changes that I've heard. Same old CHR format with a rather wide variety of AC and hot AC tunes peppered in. They even play an urban music program at night with music typical of GCI and JLB, though I forget the name and time; I think late Friday night I usually hear it.


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Re: 97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?

Post by Chris1980 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:07 pm

I think that same urban music show is also heard on 107-9 WCDY in Cadillac.

GLQ has had adult overtones to its programming for a long time. As late as 1999, if memory serves, GLQ was airing a '50s-'70s oldies show on Saturday nights - I want to say it was either Mike Harvey's "SuperGold" or Dick Bartley's "Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Hits." I also seem to recall them doing a Hot AC-type presentation around that time called "the 50-50 mix of yesterday and today" or something like that. Lots of Faith Hill, Celine Dion and the like. Of course that was the era of the boy bands, when Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees were just as popular with AC audiences as with CHR.



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