History of WQTQ FM
The station was born in the late 1960ís
from the need to provide a service to an urban listening community. It
was the brainstorming of the late Weaver High School educator, Mr.
George Pryor Thomas, along with the thinking and dedicated service of
Weaver Librarian/Media Specialist, Mr. Michael Angelillo, that WQTQ
developed and continues. Early on as a small wattage, intramural,
carrier current station, WQTQ was a quiet, viable force which first
broadcasted from old Ridgefield Street, Thomas Snell Weaver High School.
In its present location at the New Thomas Snell Weaver High School on
Granby Street, in Hartford, WQTQ FM continues to grow, serve, and commit
its broadcasting not only to Hartford proper, but also to those who
enjoy listening within a radius of 30 to 40 miles from Qute FMís
Hartford hub. WQTQ can be heard from Springfield to the Greater Hartford
Past managers of WQTQ FM are Joseph Grant, Roosevelt
Cooper, and Paul O. Robertson. They have been
cornerstones in the continuing development of Qute FM
from days of three and four hours of daily broadcasting,
to six hours of daily broadcasting, to 10 hours of
broadcasting and now finally to broadcasting which can be
18 hours or more per day and six to seven days per week.
The present Board of Managers is totally
voluntary as of August 1994. The Board of Managersí "New
Direction" has been weathered and championed through the long hours
and the dedication of Connie J. Coles, General Manager; Shirley J.
Minnifield, Business Manager; and, Thomas G. Smith, Chief Operations
Manager. For having the desire to take a position of voluntary
leadership in keeping Qute FM "on-air" and for developing the
structure and coarse of community involvement for WQTQ, this Board of
Managers is to be praised.