Radio QDX was created as an experiment (hence the "X" in our name) to address the lack of a local radio format focusing on the albums we grew up with in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90's. Back in the day, we called this music format "Progressive FM Rock". This later morphed into Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), and eventually into what is now known as "Classic Rock".
Back in the '70's our local radio market had 3 amazing AOR stations, WQDR (Raleigh, NC), WRQR (Farmville, NC) and WMYK (Moyock, NC). WQDR switched to Country in 1984. The other two no longer exist.
We don't consider Radio QDX to be "Classic Rock" in the strictest sense. Most Classic Rock stations play 200 or 300 songs over and over, while Radio QDX has a core playlist of over 3,000 songs from over 500 artists. We also have specialized playlists for the weekends. This diverse music is sourced from a massive collection of CD's and vinyl, all constantly rotated, rested and reviewed in an effort to play newly discovered music that will leave our listeners saying, “Edna, get me a damn sammich", I mean "wow, that's a splendid selection!".
Radio QDX is listener supported and commercial free. We believe that the most creative radio available today is produced by community broadcast and Internet stations. These stations are usually listener supported and operated by volunteers. Community stations serve special communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve vs. national broadcast corporate chain owners. They are generally nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media.