Chicago has been a significant breeding ground for all kinds of music, from gospel to improvised jazz--and so it was with alternative rock. The genre was huge in Chicago and the FM radio station Q101 was at the epicenter.
Those in Chicago should be prepared for some changes to local radio in the coming months. FormerTribune Company executive Randy Michaels is part of a new group that is buying both WLUP and WKQX, also known as The Loop and Q101, respectively.
Two well-known Chicago radio stations are being sold to a controversial media tycoon.Classic rock station WLUP-FM (97.9), known as the Loop, and the long-time alternative staple WKQX-FM (101.1), known as Q101, will be sold for more than $110 million in cash.