WIXY

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This article is about the radio station in Champaign, Illinois. For the Cleveland, Ohio radio station during the late 1960s, see WWMK.
WIXY
WIXY logo.jpg
City of license Champaign, Illinois
Broadcast area Champaign-Urbana
Slogan Today's Country Favorites
Frequency 100.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 92.1 W221CK (Champaign, relays HD2)
99.7 W259BG (Champaign, relays HD3)
First air date 1991 (1991)
Format Country music
HD2: Active Rock
HD3: Top 40/CHR
Audience share 14.8 (Fa'04, R&R[1])
ERP 13,000 watts
HAAT 138 meters (453 ft)
Class B1
Facility ID 58539
Transmitter coordinates 40°7′35.1″N 88°17′25.2″W / 40.126417°N 88.290333°W / 40.126417; -88.290333Coordinates: 40°7′35.1″N 88°17′25.2″W / 40.126417°N 88.290333°W / 40.126417; -88.290333
Affiliations Motor Racing Network
Owner Saga Communications
(Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC)
Sister stations WCFF, WLRW/W250BL, WYXY
Website wixy.com
extra921.com (HD2)
hits997.com (HD3)

WIXY (100.3 MHz FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Champaign, Illinois, USA, the station serves the Champaign-Urbana area. The station is currently owned by Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC and features programing from CNN Radio and Motor Racing Network.[2]

eXtra program format[edit]

The station has an HD radio subcarrier,[3] and also has an analog broadcast translator, W221CK, on 92.1 at Champaign. During late 2009, these ran a new "WIXY Classic" country format. In early January 2010, that format swapped with WXTT "eXtra 99.1" in Savoy; 99.1 changed its callsign to WYXY and picked up WIXY Classic, and the 92.1 WIXY-HD2 subcarrier and 92.1 translator changed branding to "WXTT eXtra 92.1"[4]

History[edit]

The call letters WIXY have been used off and on in other U.S. cities, most notably in Cleveland, Ohio; that station later became WWMK. The current station received WIXY as its first callsign on 13 December 1991.[5]

See also[edit]

  • WYXY — sister station 99.1 WIXY Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champaign Market Ratings". Radio & Records. [dead link][dead link]
  2. ^ "WIXY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Find a Station: Champaign, IL". Columbia, Maryland: iBiquity. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  4. ^ Dodson, Don (2010-01-05). "99.1 FM goes country; Extra moves down to 92.1". The News-Gazette (Champaign, Illinois). 
  5. ^ "WIXY(FM)". FCCInfo. Manassas, Virginia: Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 

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