|City of license||Grifton, North Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Greenville-New Bern
Jacksonville, North Carolina
|Branding||99.5 The X|
|Slogan||It Just Rocks|
|First air date||1960|
|Former callsigns||WVVY (1988-1992)
Lex and Terry morning show, Full Metal Jackie, Skratch 'N Sniffowner = Beasley Broadcast Group
|Sister stations||WIKS, WSFL-FM, WMGV, WNCT-FM|
WXNR airs an Active Rock format branded as "99.5 The X".
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".
"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.
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- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WXNR
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