WXNR

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WXNR
WXNR-FM.png
City of license Grifton, North Carolina
Broadcast area Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, North Carolina
Branding 99.5 The X
Slogan It Just Rocks
Frequency 99.5 (MHz)
First air date 1960
Format

Active Rock

erp = 16,500 watts
HAAT 257 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 64648
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′7.00″N 77°11′15.00″W / 35.2019444°N 77.1875000°W / 35.2019444; -77.1875000
Former callsigns WVVY (1988-1992)
WTND (1992-1996)
Affiliations

Lex and Terry morning show, Full Metal Jackie, Skratch 'N Sniff

owner = Beasley Broadcast Group
Sister stations WIKS, WSFL-FM, WMGV, WNCT-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wxnr.com

WXNR is a commercial radio station in Grifton, North Carolina, broadcasting to the Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, North Carolina area on 99.5 FM.

WXNR airs an Active Rock format branded as "99.5 The X".

History[edit]

WXNR came from the original call letters of WTND. And before that it was WVVY FM playing Adult contemporary and then R&B Music as "Wavvy 99.5" (with no rap) in 1988 through 1993 it switched to Country Music WTND and was known as Thunder Country until 1996 when the call letters changed to WXNR and the name changed to New Rock 99X. The station went through many station identities (i.e. Extreme Radio, New Rock, etc.) until 2006 when the name was changed to "99.5 The X" with the positioning statement "It Just Rocks".[citation needed]

In 2002, WXNR was left as the only Howard Stern affiliate in the Southeastern United States. At that time, the station taped the show and broadcast it in the evenings.[1]

"The X" is an affiliate of Lex and Terry which serves as their morning show. Weekdays are hosted by Blando (10a - 3p noon being the 90s Nooner) and Mick (3p -7p) on the afternoon show "The X Short Bus". Specialty programming includes syndicated hard rock/metal show "Full Metal Jackie" Fridays from 10p - midnight, rock/hip-hop mix up show Skratch 'N Sniff on Saturdays from 11p - 1a, and a local show on Sundays at 9pm called "Local 99" hosted by Blando and The Drew.

99.5 The X also streams live through their website (www.995thex.com) to reach a worldwide audience.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spar, Mindy (2002-02-24). "Dick Dale to replace Stern's show". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 

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