WXEG

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WXEG
WXEG logo.png
City of license Beavercreek, Ohio
Broadcast area Dayton metro area
Branding New Rock 103.9 The X
Slogan Dayton's New Rock
Frequency 103.9 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date June 18, 1962
Format Alternative rock
HD2: New alternative rock
ERP 2,900 watts
HAAT 146 meters
Class A
Facility ID 67689
Transmitter coordinates 39°43′19.00″N 84°12′33.00″W / 39.7219444°N 84.2091667°W / 39.7219444; -84.2091667
Callsign meaning The EDGE (former branding)
Former callsigns WHBM (1962–78)
WDJX (1978–81)
WDJX-FM (1981–83)
WYMJ-FM (1983–94)
WRVF (1994–95)
Affiliations Compass Media Networks
iHeartRadio
Premiere Networks
Premium Choice
Owner Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WCHD, WOLT, WIZE, WMMX, WONE, WTUE, WYDB
Webcast Listen Live
Website newrock1039.com

WXEG (103.9 FM) – branded New Rock 103.9 The X – is a commercial alternative rock radio station licensed to Beavercreek, Ohio, serving the Dayton metro area. Owned by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, WXEG serves as the local affiliate for Rover's Morning Glory, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, and Skratch 'N Sniff. The WXEG studios are located in Dayton, while the station transmitter resides in the neighboring suburb of Moraine. Besides a standard analog transmission, WXEG broadcasts over two HD Radio channels, and is available online via iHeartRadio.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

WXEG began as WHBM on June 18, 1962 under license to Xenia, Ohio; the WHBM call letters stood for "Harry B. Miller", the station's owner and general manager.[5] WHBM was the FM sister station to AM station WELX in Xenia and WERM-FM in Wapakoneta.[citation needed] WELX-AM and WHBM-FM began operations in the late 1960s with a middle of the road format, then switching in the early 1970s to progressive jazz and soul gospel. WHBM_FM, began operations first in 1962 from the second floor above "The Dutch Oven" bakery on North Detroit St., in Xenia. WELX-AM began operations several years later. Both stations eventually operated from the WELX transmitter site adjacent to U.S. Route 35 off June Drive in Xenia. Both stations miraculously survived the April 3, 1974 tornado which ravaged Xenia and nearby Beavercreek. However, a fire destroyed the small studio/transmitter building around 1977, thus WELX and WHBM both went silent.

Both stations along with WERM were sold in 1978 to separate owners with WELX (now southern gospel WGNZ) owned by L&D Broadcasting and WHBM sold to Ohio Broadcast Associates becoming Top-40 formatted WDJX, using the "Xenia/Fairborn/Beavercreek" top of hour ID giving FM competition to Dayton's WING (AM). In 1982 WDJX moved its studios (and eventually its city of license) to Beavercreek, later becoming Hot A/C-formatted "Majic 104" WYMJ-FM. In 1989 WYMJ was purchased by Alan Gray's Dayton Radio, Inc and switched to "Oldies 104".

In the early-1990s it switched to WRVF "The River" with a country format before being overshadowed by the former WHIO-FM becoming WHKO "K-99.1 FM", then switching in late August 1995 to the current WXEG as "103.9 The Edge", introducing the Alternative format to Dayton and moving the studios to Dayton's Historic Oregon District. During this time, WXEG with sister stations WONE (AM) and WTUE (FM) went through several ownerships after being sold by Group One to Stoner Broadcasting, American Radio Systems, Entercom and finally Jacor before its merger with Clear Channel.

On January 1, 1998, "103.9 The Edge" became "103.9 The X", retaining the Alternative format but rebranding due to a dispute with a consultant who owned the trademark of "The Edge".

The WDJX callsign has since been in use since 1985 by a CHR-formatted station in Louisville, Kentucky at 99.7 FM, owned by Mainline Broadcasting.

By 2010, WXEG changed formats to active rock as it was moved to the Mediabase active rock panel.

WXEG in HD[edit]

The station started broadcasting in HD-Radio on February 2, 2006.[6] As of March 2007, the station simulcasts its analog audio on its HD1 stream and broadcasts a hard rock format on its HD2 stream. The station broadcasts using the MP1 service mode.

Concerts[edit]

WXEG hosts an annual X-Fest every year. The event has sold out three of the past four years. The X-Fest was cancelled in 2012 just weeks before the event was to take place.[7]

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