WNPQ Canton “Quick 96” | August 1986

Included on a cassette with other northeast Ohio airchecks posted recently was this composite of Rock formatted WNPQ. I’m sure some of our visitors remember, but we can find nothing on the web or elsewhere to indicate the history of this station.

Wikipedia (we like this a lot) has only this information on WNPQ:

WNPQ is a commercial FM radio station licensed to New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA, serving the Canton market. It broadcasts at 95.9 MHz with a contemporary Christian format. The station also carries Malone College (USA) basketball, University of Akron sports, and local high school basketball. It is the FM sister station of WBTC (AM), owned by James Natoli in the name of his company, Tuscarawas Broadcasting Co. Its studios and offices are near Belden Village in Canton, and its transmitter is located near Strasburg, Ohio. It also maintains its head office in Uhrichsville at WBTC’s location.

Today, it’s called “The Light”, and yes it’s a religious station serving the Canton area.