WXGL

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WXGL
WXGL logo.png
City of license St. Petersburg, Florida
Broadcast area Tampa Bay Area
Branding The Eagle
Slogan Tampa Bay's Classic Hits Station
Frequency 107.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date September 1, 1965 (as WPIN-FM)
Format Classic Hits
Audience share 5.4 (T-4) (February 2014, R&R[1])
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 182 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 74199
Transmitter coordinates 28°2′22.00″N 82°39′12.00″W / 28.0394444°N 82.6533333°W / 28.0394444; -82.6533333
Callsign meaning The EaGLe
Former callsigns WPIN-FM (1965-1970)
WWBA-FM (1970-1993)
WWRM (1993–1993)
WCOF (1993–1999)
WBBY (1999–2004)
Owner Cox Radio, Inc.
Sister stations WDUV, WHPT, WPOI, WSUN-FM, WWRM
Webcast Website
iHeartRadio
Smartphone App
Website 1073theeagle.com

WXGL, known as "107.3 The Eagle - Tampa Bay's Classic Hits Station", is a radio station owned by Cox Media Group located on the FM dial at 107.3 in Tampa, Florida. The station plays rock-leaning classic hits, primarily from the 1970s and 1980s, with some late 1960s and early 1990s songs, as well. The station's former callsigns were WWBA, WWRM, WCOF, and WBBY. Its studios are located in St. Petersburg, and the transmitter site is in Oldsmar.

"The Eagle" features at least 50 minutes of commercial-free music per hour every day, with a 107-minute "Eagle Commercial-Free Flight" every weekday morning starting at 8:30 AM. In addition, effective January 2014, "The Eagle" has presented a special playlist feature, "Triple Shot Thursdays," which plays blocks of music by core Eagle artists, from 8:30 AM until the evening every Thursday.

Personalities[edit]

Longtime area radio personality Nick Van Cleve, an alumni of the old WYNF [2] (which is now WXGL sister station WWRM), hosts morning drive from 6-8:30 AM, prior to the "Commercial-Free Flight".

John Moore, the station's Music Director, hosts afternoon drive from 3-7 PM weekdays. Like Van Cleve, Moore is also a Tampa Bay radio vet, best known for his work as "Brother John Moore" on the old WDAE-FM (now WMTX), where he served as music director as well as morning drive host.[3]

Streaming[edit]

In addition to the Eagle website, streaming via the iHeartRadio website and smartphone app was available since summer 2012. Subsequently, a smartphone app solely for "The Eagle" was launched the following summer.[4] This app allows listeners to not only hear the station's stream, but access features such as: "Open Mic," which records up to ten seconds of a listener's voice and could be used for playback on-air, either in station promos or prior to song requests; "Alarm Clock", which automatically starts playing the station's stream at a time preset by the listener; and the opportunity to vote on songs in the station's playlist, including which song starts off the "Commercial-Free Flight" on the next weekday.

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