Chicago's Alternative. Created 1992, 101.1 on the dial. Played some great music. In the later years it did have a problem with overplaying certain songs, but always knew when to surprise listeners with great songs they hardly play.
In June 2011, Randy Michaels, former CEO of Chicago-based Tribune Co. purchased the station (along with another Chicago based station 97.9 The Loop) and announced plans to turn the format into a News-Talk station on August 1st. However, all normal programming stopped on July 14, with former DJs returning and many older songs rarely played anymore being played. The final show ended just after midnight, with music being played without DJs until July 18.
Q101 was a fantastic station. Fuck Randy Michaels for killing it for something stupid like a talk station.