10 Facts About WQHT


WQHT's studios are located in the Hudson Square neighborhood of lower Manhattan, and its transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.

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WQHT began as an experimental station, W2XWG, licensed to the National Broadcasting Company and located at the Empire State Building in New York City.

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Conversely, Emmis transferred the WQHT call sign and rhythmic contemporary format from 103.

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WQHT started to lean towards top 40 by 1989 due to decreasing ratings.

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In 1995, WQHT again became New York's top station in the Arbitron ratings.

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However, by July 2009, WQHT dropped the program and instead expanded their local morning show hosted by new morning jocks DJ Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg.

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In 2014, WQHT-HD2 began airing HumDesi Radio, a South Asian-focusing radio network.

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WQHT excluded herself from producing the song and said it was wrong for it to be played.

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WQHT performed two songs with 2 Chainz at the following year's Summer Jam.

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The following day, WQHT addressed the issue on its morning show and plans to refund the customers who could not get into the event, while the American Civil Liberties Union's New Jersey chapter called for the state Attorney General's office to investigate if any violations were reported.

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