Owner of Gay Desert Guide, KGAY 106.5 debuts new station following purchase of Channel Q

MeTV Music will play a mix of familiar songs and deep tracks from landmark albums from the ’50s through ’80s.
Brad Fuhr, owner of Gay Desert Guide, KGAY, and now MeTV Music at 103.1 FM.

Valley residents are waking up this morning to a new radio station, thanks to the efforts of a Palm Springs-based media entrepreneur. 

Driving the news: Brad Fuhr, who founded Gay Desert Guide a decade ago and purchased KGAY 106.5 in August 2021, launched MeTV Music at 103.1 FM late last night. The move follows his recent purchase of KQPS — better known as “Channel Q” — which had previously operated at that location on the dial.

  • A station first aired at 103.1 in the desert in November 1977.

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Details: A news release issued last night said the station will offer “a uniquely appealing mix of familiar songs, rarely played gems and deep tracks from landmark albums from the ’50s through the ’80s.”

What they’re saying: “The format comes from the people who created MeTV which is found locally on KMIR HD2 and channel 14 on cable TV,” Fuhr said. “… It’s a perfect fit with the Mid-Century vibe of Palm Springs and reflects people’s love of memorable music from past decades.”

Looking ahead: The first day’s featured artist is a birthday tribute to The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz. This weekend will see songs about time featured as Daylight Saving Time arrives on Sunday.

  • The station will run commercial free for the remainder of the week.

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