The call sign WXLO was chosen in 1984 by station management in tribute to the former New York station (which is now WEPN-FM). In 1991, the call sign was changed to WXLO-FM, when WFGL 960 briefly changed their call sign to WXLO. The station was reassigned the WXLO call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on June 5, 1997.
WXLO currently airs a "Hot AC" format, and is one of the most popular adult radio stations in the Worcester market. WXLO also has a substantial audience in the Boston Metro area, especially the area known as MetroWest.
Outside of the station's current Hot AC format, WXLO airs Specialty Programming, spotlighting the music of the 1980's with the Wayback Lunch, and the Awesome 80's Saturday Night. WXLO also spotlights that genre of music with an annual event known as the "Awesome 80's Prom".