About

Our story

There was a time when "Top 40" radio (inside the radio industry, referred to as "CHR", or Contemporary Hits Radio) dominated the AM radio spectrum. As an alternative, small, low-powered FM radio stations at colleges and universities began playing long, uninterrupted sets of album tracks from the Rock artists of the time. As FM radio became more commercially viable, this "freeform" style of radio began migrating to larger, corporately-owned stations. Thus, the "AOR" (album oriented rock) format was born. By the 1980's, the music and its' audience had grown older, and the AOR format morphed into what we now refer to as "Classic Rock". At Radio QDX, we are returning to a time when Rock Radio played a diverse collection of music, thousands of the greatest album rock songs ever recorded. Radio QDX is not a typical "classic rock" station playing the same 200 songs over and over again. You might hear Black Sabbath and then within 5 minutes hear Cat Stevens. How about ZZ Top and then Joni Mitchell? It might sound crazy, but that is how it was done back in the 70's, and that's how Radio QDX does it today. We think you'll love it!

The QDX Team

Chip Colcord
Chip Colcord
Jon "Chip" Colcord

Sundays, 7 - 9 AM

Ian Davies
Ian Davies
Ian Davies

Saturdays, 7 - 9 PM

Sandy Kaye
Sandy Kaye
Sandy Kaye

Sundays, 8 - 9 PM

Ray White
Ray White
Ray White

Sundays, 7 - 7:30 PM

Don Flowers
Don Flowers
Don Flowers

Weekdays

Chip is the host of "Out of the Woods". He's been involved with radio since 1984. He has hosted numerous programs from alternative rock to traditional folk. Chip has also been a music reviewer and emcee at various music festivals. He can be found working as a bibliographer for the largest academic book supplier in the world where he specializes in music, art, and humanities titles.

​Ian is the world-famous host of "The Rock Block", a fast-paced two hours of classic rock, prog rock, punk rock, glam rock and the special category ‘rock which may not even be rock’.

Sandy is the host of "A Breath of Fresh Air". She made a career as a journalist with a long history in both radio and television. She is passionate about a good story and finds artists with great back stories to share about their music. Sandy tracks down artists from the 60's, 70's & 80's and brings those great stories to you.

Ray hosts "Sittin' In with The CAT", a show that features interviews with legacy bands and performers from Classic Rock, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Pop and Oldies. Ray brings you the latest from the million-selling musicians of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.

WGTM, WVOT, WKTC... every radio station this guy has ever worked for is out of business. Now he works here. What could go wrong?

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Technical & Legal

Radio QDX is a streaming radio station playing a wide variety of album-based Rock. Radio QDX sends its high fidelity, awesome, super-powerful and righteous digital stream from servers located within our concrete-bunkered network center in Toronto, Ontario. The audio stream is available on the most popular internet radio directories and apps. Our auxiliary studio is housed in a secret little barn, nestled deep in the woods of eastern North Carolina (USA), somewhere between the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Radio QDX is commercial-free and privately financed.

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Radio QDX is authorized by SOCAN to stream copyrighted music through partnership with Streemlion.