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YQG Rocks

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YQG Rocks
EditorDan Savoie
CategoriesEntertainment
Year founded2009
First issueOctober 2010
CountryCanada
Based inWindsor, Ontario
LanguageEnglish
Websiteyqgrocks.com

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YQG Rocks is a Windsor, Ontario based entertainment website that reports on music, Theatre, popular culture and community news. It began as Rockstar Weekly (written as RockStar Weekly or RSW) in 2009, a Canadian national music website, originally operated out of Surrey, British Columbia.

History[edit]

RockStar Weekly began in early 2009 as a heavy metal website in support of a radio program and online radio station.[1] Shortly after launching, the website quickly developed into one of a few Canadian heavy metal websites while becoming part of Fixion Media,[2] a vertical music advertising network, which it still maintains a relationship with.

In late 2009, RockStar Weekly made the shift to a broader based music and popular culture website (while maintaining coverage of heavy metal bands) and published a special edition magazine for fans of the popular American Idol Season 8 contestant Adam Lambert.[3] The magazine, which featured articles about the fans rather than Lambert himself, sold out quickly and RSW reported that $1 from each issue would be donated in memory of Lambert fan Terri Sanvicente,[4] who was murdered in her house at Christmas 2009.

In July, 2010, RockStar Weekly announced the launch of a new Canadian music and popular culture magazine called RockStar Weekly Mini-Mags, a free online flipbook.

On May 24, 2011 RockStar Weekly made it onto the Top 100 Music Blogs list at blog and website search engine Technorati. [5]

YQG Rocks[edit]

In January, 2017, RockStar Weekly changed its name and domain to YQG Rocks and shifted operations to Windsor, Ontario to offer local entertainment news in the city. [6] It ceased to publish mini-mags at that time and currently operates as a website only. [7]

References[edit]

  1. Sloot, Corrie. "Annex Business Media - Canada - Publishing - Printing - Magazine - B2B". www.broadcastermagazine.com.
  2. "Fixion Media - Music Advertising Network - Heavy Metal & Hard Rock". Fixion Media.
  3. Adam Lambert Fan Site 21 December 2009.
  4. "KHOU".
  5. "RockStar Weekly - Technorati Listing".
  6. "About YQG Rocks - YQG Rocks Windsor". 19 August 2004.
  7. "yqgrocks.com - Website and Domain information - wa-com.com". wa-com.com.

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