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City of license Bristol, Rhode Island
Broadcast area Newport, Rhode Island; South Coast, Massachusetts
Branding RWU Student Radio
Frequency 88.3 MHz/Channel 202
First air date April 1989
Format Variety
ERP 800 watts
HAAT 24 meters
Class A
Facility ID 57426
Transmitter coordinates
Owner Roger Williams University
Webcast listen live

WQRI (88.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, the station serves the Fall River area. The station is currently owned by Roger Williams University and plays a variety of music ranging from alternative, to metal as well as some country as well as classic rock.[1][2] In 2005, WQRI began to offer stream on the internet. Also in 2005, WQRI received the contract to rebroadcast Providence Bruins weekend games.

Past Personalities

  • Jason Layne a.k.a. Big J the Gimp (Music Director 2000-2001, Host of Gimp's Pleasure Palace).
  • John Murphy a.k.a. Johnny Smooth or John the Smooth Operator (Program Director 1997-1999, Host of Jazz with Johnny Smooth)
  • Pearson Barlow a.k.a. Reverend Knuckles (Music Director 1996-1999, Host of The Boiler Room)
  • Daniel Sheehan a.k.a. Duff (DJ 1998-2003, Host of Nutrient Rich!)
  • Michael Fugate a.k.a. Foogie Fresh and Giancarlo Ricci a.k.a. Carly G (DJs 2010-2011, Hosts of Smell the Funk, Squeeze the Banana)
  • Mack Doyle (host of Meaty Thursdays, dedicated to Grammy Award winner and Rock Legend, Meat Loaf)


  1. ^ "WQRI Facility Record". United States  
  2. ^ "WQRI Station Information Profile".  

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WQRI
  • Radio-Locator information on WQRI
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQRI
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