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Q101 timeline

Q101’s made waves since its 1992 launch.

1/14

1992

Alternative format launches.

2/14

1993
Mark Goodman (ex-MTV VJ) hired as morning jock.

3/14

1994
� Inaugural Q101-sponsored Twisted concert held (Hole, Bad Religion, Weezer).

4/14

1995
First Q101 Jamboree festival held (Bush, Sheryl Crow, Flaming Lips).

5/14

1996
Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) hired as intern.

6/14

1997
Q101's Brew and Block Party features the last Chicago appearance of INXS�s Michael Hutchence before his death.

7/14

1998
Mancow Muller leaves rival Rock 103.5 FM to host mornings at Q101.

8/14

1999
Q101 broadcasts final Smashing Pumpkins show from United Center.

9/14

2002
DJ Fook stirs up national controversy by reporting Stereolab member Mary Hansen's death and saying afterward that her band sucked anyway.

10/14

2005
Q101 says its playlist is now set on shuffle, promising listeners a more eclectic mix.

11/14

2006
Mancow let go after eight years in morning drive; replaced by The Morning Fix, which lasts 14 months.

12/14

2007
Station changes name to New Coke-esque Q101.1, before ditching the odd .1 add-on in 2009.

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2010
DJ Kevin Manno leaves Q101 to host the MTV show The Seven.

14/14

2011
Merlin media buys Q101 on June 21, 2011. On Q101's last day, July 14, remaining jocks play whatever they want, resulting in an exciting and unpredictable mix.

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