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WKQX (101.1 FM) – branded 101 WKQX – is a radio station serving the Chicago metropolitan area. The station is owned by Merlin Media, LLC and operated by Cumulus Media under a local marketing agreement announced in January 2014.

A former NBC Radio owned-and-operated station, WKQX is best known for carrying a long-running alternative rock format from 1992 until 2011 as " Q101." WKQX aired an alternative rock music format that originated on the former WKQX-LP (87.7 FM, or LPTV channel 6) from 2012 until 2014.

From 2001 to 2016, WKQX's studios were co-located with sister station WLUP in the Merchandise Mart; the station is expected to relocate to NBC Tower by summer 2016. Its transmitter is located atop the John Hancock Center.

WKQX broadcasts two channels in the HD Radio format.


WKQX may refer to:

  • WKQX (FM), a Chicago, Illinois, radio station (101.1 FM) that held the call sign WKQX from 1977 to 2011, and again since 2014
  • WIQI, a radio station (95.9 FM) licensed to serve Watseka, Illinois, that held the WKQX call sign from 2011 to 2014
  • WRME-LP, a low-power analog television station (channel 6) that held the WKQX-LP call sign from 2012 to 2014
  • Q101 Chicago, the intellectual property of WKQX from 1992 to 2011 that was spun off to a third party in 2011, and currently functions as an internet radio platform independent of the current WKQX