Q101 is an alternative radio station based in Chicago
, IL. WKQX, found at 101.1 FM on your dial, “raised the alternative
flag over Chicago
”, as they say (meaning started alternative
music in Chicago
), in 1992. At current they offer quite a variety of listener
” and events:
- Top 9 @ 9
: A top nine requested songs of the day as per listener call in as well as Internet
- Mancow’s Morning Madhouse
: One of the top rated morning shows in the nation. Moved over from Rock 103.5 to Q101 and since has been making morning show history. Crew includes, at least regularly has included, Mancow
, Big Al Roker Jr.
, and DJ Lovecheese
. Feel free to partake of more at http://www.mancow.com
- Road Rage
: Hosted by Sludge
in the afternoons, Road Rage
lasts from 4:30 - 5:30 Chicago
time and is an hour of commercial free
alternative music. Usually this is coupled with concert annoucements at 5:00 and other contests, prizes, and giveaways.
- Twisted Concerts
: As of December 2002, they will have had 9 Twisted Concerts. Twisted Concerts are a presentation of a collection of artists that are popular
at the time. Usually they schedule 8-12 performers.
- 101 Club
: A mailing list listeners may subscribe to via the Internet
site. Being a member gives listeners the advantage
of buying tickets on pre-sale and having dibs
on certain contests either first or exclusively.
- Local 101
: A radio show on Sunday nights 9-10pm which features local artists that are up and coming.
- Alternative Means
: An umbrella charity
that changes year to year the list of local charities they donate to. Funds come from various Q101 events.