WXLC

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WXLC
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City of license Waukegan, Illinois
Broadcast area Lake County / Northeastern Illinois
Branding 1023 XLC
Slogan Lake County's Best Variety
Frequency 102.3 FM (MHz)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 98 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning W X - across L Lake C County
Owner Digity, LLC
(NM License, LLC)
Sister stations WKRS
Website www.1023xlc.com

WXLC is an FM radio station that operates on the 102.3 frequency, based in Waukegan, Illinois. The format is currently hot adult contemporary. WXLC broadcasts throughout Lake County, Illinois and Kenosha County, Wisconsin. WXLC also penetrates the Illinois counties of Cook and McHenry in addition to Racine County in Wisconsin as well.

The station was originally known as WKRS-FM, but changed to WEFA in 1963 and later WXLC in 1981 which stands for "Across Lake County". The X illustrates "across." Its 2 towers are clearly visible on Route 120, east of US 41.

It has featured several formats over the years, but has never strayed far from top 40/contemporary music. Many Chicago area radio personalities and other DJs nationwide can trace their careers back to WXLC at one time or another. Nick Farella (1948–2005) was a Chicago broadcaster (WMAQ) as well as a longtime Program Director at the station.

For many years, WXLC was known as "Hot 102.3 FM."

Current On-Air Line Up:[1]

12a - 5a Diane Ebert

5a - 9a Jimmy Novak & Lisa Tyler (Jimmy & Lisa Morning Show)

9a - 3p Frank Wright

3p - 7p Haynes Johns

7p - 12a Jason Cornell

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Coordinates: 42°20′59″N 87°52′53″W / 42.349760°N 87.881425°W / 42.349760; -87.881425