WQDI-FM (WGEM-FM) was the first FM Station in the tri-state area. It began broadcasting on August 1st, 1947. Quincy Newspapers, Inc. owned the station as it does today. It was the first broadcast venture of QNI.
WGEM-AM was born at sunrise on January 1st, 1948. Announcer Lloyd "Moe" Harvey signed on the air with the Star-Spangled Banner and made a few announcements. Within twenty minutes the station was off the air when a major ice storm hit the Quincy area.
For sixty years WGEM FM and AM have tried to be the first choice of listeners, viewers and advertisers, to provide quality programs to engage, inform, and entertain, to be responsible and responsive to the community with ethical practice and accountable action, to plan for the future with progressive thinking, to be a leading cultural influence, and to be a successful business providing prosperity to our company, associates, families and community. We intend always to deliver what we promise and earn leadership and trust one day at a time. We salute the talented and caring men and women who have contributed to this effort over the years. We thank our audiences and advertisers for their continued support.