I'm a native Floridan who has recently been performing work on top of a remote mountain west of Asheville, North Carolina. Over a period of nearly two months, I was almost completely devoid of any human interaction, and had no internert and very limited television reception. I had a radio, however, and discovered WQUT early on in my mountain venture. I played this station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It brought me great pleasure. I am 57 years old, a classic rock lover, and I could hardly believe I found a station that played such a variety of rock classics, Sure, there were certain songs that became very repetitive, but what really stood out to me was the station's desire to play classic cuts not usually heard on the radio. For every Stairway to Heaven or Free Bird, there was Four Sticks, or Gallows Pole, or the Ballad of Curtis Lowe. And the amount of Southern Rock played surprised me and made me quite happy, as I had not heard from the Outlaws or Marshall Tucker Band in quite a long stretch of time. I am now back in Central Florida, and am streaming WQUT on my computer. You guys rock! And, you helped me keep my sanity and happiness while I was doing all that painting on Bearwallow Mountain in Western North Carolina. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Information about the radio
WQUT (101.5 FM) is a radio station in Tri-Cities, Tennessee. The station format is classic rock and is branded as "Tri-Cities Classic Rock 101.5 WQUT." As of the Fall 2008 Arbitron ratings book, WQUT is the third highest rated station in the Tri-Cities (Johnson City, Tennessee - Kingsport, Tennessee - Bristol Tennessee/Virginia) market (adults 12+) behind country music station WXBQ-FM and adult contemporary WTFM-FM. Since the early 1990s, WQUT and WTFM have fought for the number two spot in the market, with WXBQ rated the overall number one station since 1993.