98.3 The Torch

98.3 The Torch:

98.3 The Torch live broadcasting from the USA. It broadcasts several types of Hip Hop, Old School. 98.3 The Torch is one of the well-known online radio stations in Boone, Iowa, United States. It is known as 98.3 The Vibe KWQW. The ability to think Talk Radio with nearby chat on The Morning Drive. It is playing a variety type of genres and World music


The station began as KWBG-FM in 1975, a local Boone, Iowa radio station. In 1991, the station started to target the Des Moines, Iowa area with a country music format with call letters KIAB “K98” from 1991 to 1993.

The station then became KRUU known as “The Rooster” from 1993–1996, also with a country music format before becoming KRKQ in 1996.

As KRKQ the station took on the nickname of “98 Rock,” featuring a classic rock format that competed with longtime rating leader KGGO as well as the Bob & Tom Show.

In 2000 the station’s format was tweaked to classic hits as “Magic 98.3” after owner Barnstable Communications acquired KGGO. A short time later, the format was changed to adult contemporary as “98.3 the River.”

Barnstable sold all of its Des Moines stations to Wilks Broadcasting in 2001; the stations were sold to Citadel Broadcasting in 2003.

On November 11 of that year, Citadel changed KRKQ’s format to talk radio as “WOW-FM, the Capital’s Big Talker.” The Bob & Tom Show was the only program that carried over to the new format.

The station’s call letters were changed to KBGG-FM shortly afterward. On December 28, 2004, the call letters became KWQW.

Radio Contact Info:

Radio Information:

Location: USA

Language: English


Website: www.983thetorch.com