1550 KOQT logo – 1977


Bellingham’s 1550 KOQT began life in the 1960’s, but as a low powered daytimer struggled to stay on air with numerous “silent” periods as the station was rarely financially viable.  After a number of formats, including country, top 40 & MOR the station settled on syndicated religious programming & music.  Today the station is  full-time 50kW/10kW  KRPI LMA’ing Surrey BC’s “Sheri-Punjab Radio”.  Very shortly Sheri-Punjab will be launching it’s own station – 600 CKSP in Vancouver.  It remains to be heard what will get replaced on KRPI.


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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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