The station was formerly known as "Q106" in the 1980s. In the early 1990s the station's branding changed to "Hot 105.7" along with a format change to dance music. The format then changed to active rock with a branding change to "105.7 The Edge". Later the format changed to modern rock with a branding change to "105.7 The X".
WQXA-FM is short-spaced to WJZ-FM "105.7 The Fan" (licensed to Catonsville, Maryland) as they both operate on 105.7 MHz and are only about 55 miles apart. The minimum distance between two co-channel Class B FM radio stations according to current FCC rules is 150 miles.