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W264AK-WQQOHD2 TalkRadio100.7 logo .png
City Toledo, Ohio
Broadcast area Toledo, Ohio metropolitan area
Branding Talk Radio 100.7
Frequency 100.7 MHz
Repeater(s) 105.5-2 WQQO-HD-2
First air date January 22, 1997
Format Talk
Language(s) English
ERP 82 watts
HAAT 108.1 meters
Class D (FM translator)
Facility ID 81369
Transmitter coordinates 41°38′49″N 83°36′18″W / 41.64694°N 83.60500°W / 41.64694; -83.60500Coordinates: 41°38′49″N 83°36′18″W / 41.64694°N 83.60500°W / 41.64694; -83.60500 (NAD83)
Callsign meaning sequentially assigned
Former callsigns W265CB (May–August 2010)
W264AK (1996–2010)
Former frequencies 100.7 (1996–2010)
100.9 (April–July 2010)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Website Talk Radio 100.7 Website

W264AK is an FM translator licensed for Toledo, Ohio. It operates on 100.7 MHz at 82 watts as a translator for 105.5 WQQO, but carries an analog rebroadcast of the HD2 channel from WQQO's HD Radio subcarrier, in effect making the HD2 channel a terrestrial station in its own right. W264AK is branded with the translator's frequency as "Talk Radio 100.7" and carries a Talk format. The originating source for W264AK was formerly the HD2 channel of classic rocker 94.5 WXKR, which continues to broadcast in HD but without any side channels.

W264AK received its first license on January 22, 1997; the owner was Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, licensee of KAWZ in Twin Falls, Idaho.[1]

On December 10, 2009, Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls applied the Federal Communications Commission to transfer the license for the translator to Cumulus Media, owner of Toledo's WXKR. The transfer was completed on April 23, 2010.[1]

"The Zone", originally W265CB (at 100.9) and WXKR-HD2, debuted in November 2001 on 106.5 WRWK at Delta, Ohio in the Toledo market, and lasted on analog until 22 June 2009, when WRWK became WLQR-FM as "The Ticket", a simulcast of WLQR. The Zone remained on the Internet, and was added to the second HD Radio channel on 94.5 WXKR Toledo.[citation needed] When Cumulus acquired W265CB on April 23, 2010, the translator's frequency was shifted to 100.9 MHz, and was used to relay the HD2 signal from WXKR, giving The Zone an analog transmitter again.[2] The translator's frequency moved back to 100.7 MHz on July 29, 2010, citing complaints from people unable to listen to Detroit rock station WRIF, located on adjacent channel 101.1 MHz.[3]

On May 5, 2011, Cumulus flipped W264AK from Alternative to Top 40/CHR, branding itself as "100.7 The Vibe." [4]

On March 19, 2012, Cumulus reverted 100.7 back to "100.7 The Zone" with an alternative rock format. In May 2014 Cumulus hired Bill Michaels as PD of 100.7 The Zone (and sister station WXKR) and the lineup now included Zman hosting the "More Music Mornings", Peapod in the afternoon, Robbie middays, Michael Holdren evenings and weekends featured Adam, Lester Marks, Ben L, Alexia, and Dan Rocker plus a new emphasis on the local music community with the show ON THE RADAR Sunday nights at 6pm in partnership with Culture Clash Records.

January 2016 had Zman resigning to focus on other tasks at Cumulus Toledo with "Peapod in the Mornings" as the replacement

On August 9, 2016, The Zone eliminated their Alternative playlist and bumped up their format to a more hard rock sound to compete with 104.7 WIOT. Artists that can be heard on The Zone include Breaking Benjamin, Puddle of Mudd, System of a Down, and Five Finger Death Punch, along with classic artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and Metallica. Peapod is now the only local talent left on the station with the rest being part of the Westwood One Radio network.

On September 24, 2016 at midnight W264AK/WQQO-HD2 changed their format from alternative rock to talk, branded as "Talk Radio 100.7", picking up the format from WTOD 1470 AM Toledo, which went silent.[5]

Previous logos[edit]

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