Last Sunday marked the 36th anniversary that 99Q Radio hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m. WQCY-FM changed its format of “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it, a legacy began.

What happened in April of 1985 was remarkable. We had no idea the area would accept our product the way they did. It seemed like everyone was listening and no matter where we went the station was being heard coming out of car and home radios. Sometimes timing is everything.

Looking back I am not so sure we knew what we were doing 36 years ago. In looking at now I am sure glad I was a part of it. Does anyone remember those wonderful 99Q days? Please share your memories of the station with us.  I would love to read them.

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We had a great deal of fun then, so lets have some more fun now 36 years later with a little 99Q-Radio Trivia.

  1. What was the very first song played on 99Q?
  2. What was the 99Q Mascot’s name?
  3. Who was the first Morning announcer on 99Q?
  4. Who was the first weekend morning announcer on 99Q?
  5. Who was 99Q’s first female announcer?
  6. Who were the 2 announcers already working at WQCY before it became 99Q?
  7. Name of the house 99Q broadcast from during the MDA Telethons?
  8. Who was the first nighttime announcer on 99Q Radio?
  9. Who's voice was the “Old Man” on 99Q Radio?
  10. What song did Dennis Oliver always end his Friday show with at 99Q Radio?

The answers are below!

So you may be wondering where everyone at 99Q Radio is these days. Unfortunately, Reggie Coleman passed away in March of 2019.  Liz Lukowski Boyer is currently doing voice work at B103 and TV commercials in Rockford, Illinois and goes by the name of Liz Wilder. You can hear her from 2 to 7 weekdays at B103rockford.com. David P. Norman owns his own radio station in Hannibal (KHBL at 96.9). Dennis Oliver is now retired and I just keep plugging along here at Y101.

Answers:

1.   "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen

2.   "Dandy-Lion" worn by Carmella Bundy

3.   Dennis Oliver who was followed by Jeff Dorsey

4.   Reggie "The Thunder" Coleman

5.   Liz Lukowski

6.   Jeff Dorsey & Reggie Coleman

7.   The Pepsi House (made out of cases of Pepsi)

8.   David P. Norman who followed Liz Lukowski's show

9.   Jeff Dorsey voiced the 'Old Man"

10. "Hey Jude" by the Beatles

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