WLXG

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WLXG
WLXG.jpg
City of license Lexington, Kentucky
Broadcast area Lexington, Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky
Branding "ESPN SportsRadio 1300"
Slogan "Central Kentucky's Leader for Sports"
Frequency 1300 kHz
First air date 1946
Format Sports Talk
Power 2,500 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 36114
Transmitter coordinates 38°5′55.13″N 84°31′37.37″W / 38.0986472°N 84.5270472°W / 38.0986472; -84.5270472
Callsign meaning W LeXinGton
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner L.M. Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WCDA, WGKS, WLXO, WBTF, WBVX
Webcast Listen Live
Website wlxg.com

WLXG is a Sports Talk formatted broadcast radio station affiliated with ESPN Radio.

WLXG is licensed to Lexington, Kentucky and serves the Lexington and Frankfort area. WLXG is owned and operated by L.M. Communications, Inc.

History[edit]

WLXG signed on as WKLX in 1946. WKLX merged with WLEX (1340) by 1952, keeping the 1300 kHz frequency and getting the WLEX calls. Much of the WKLX airstaff (like Claude Sullivan and Artie Kay) went to WVLK.

In 1958, WLEX was sold to Roy B. White and the call letters were changed to WBLG ("Bluegrass").

Up until 1978, WBLG was 1000 watts non-directional in the daytime, and 1000 watts directional at night. Daytime power was upped to 2500 watts in '78.

WBLG became country-formatted WTKC in 1979.

In 1986, county music gave way to oldies and the calls were changed to WLXG.

In 1990, WLXG switched to a news-talk format. In the Mid-2000s, WLXG picked up a sports talk format and became affiliated with ESPN Radio.

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