Alternative format launches.
Mark Goodman (ex-MTV VJ) hired as morning jock.
� Inaugural Q101-sponsored Twisted concert held (Hole, Bad Religion, Weezer).
First Q101 Jamboree festival held (Bush, Sheryl Crow, Flaming Lips).
Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) hired as intern.
Q101's Brew and Block Party features the last Chicago appearance of INXS�s Michael Hutchence before his death.
Mancow Muller leaves rival Rock 103.5 FM to host mornings at Q101.
Q101 broadcasts final Smashing Pumpkins show from United Center.
DJ Fook stirs up national controversy by reporting Stereolab member Mary Hansen's death and saying afterward that her band sucked anyway.
Q101 says its playlist is now set on shuffle, promising listeners a more eclectic mix.
Mancow let go after eight years in morning drive; replaced by The Morning Fix, which lasts 14 months.
Station changes name to New Coke-esque Q101.1, before ditching the odd .1 add-on in 2009.
DJ Kevin Manno leaves Q101 to host the MTV show The Seven.
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.