|City of license||Lancaster, New York|
|First air date||1965|
|Power||5,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
|Callsign meaning||WX Ramblin' Lou|
|Owner||Ramblin' Lou Schriver|
WXRL is an AM radio station located in Lancaster, New York, serving the greater Buffalo market. The station is owned and operated by Ramblin' Lou Schriver, a well known local country music performer, under the name Dome Communications.
WXRL signed on in 1965 as WMMJ. The station had been founded by Stan Jasinski. When Jasinski shifted his focus to television and started up WUTV in 1970, he sold the radio station to Schriver, who has owned it ever since.
The station has developed a comparatively small but very loyal audience. That, plus the use of paid local sports programming, has kept the station afloat.
In addition to Ramblin' Lou, who has been an on-air personality since he bought the station, local hosts include Scott Cleveland, Wayne Stone and Lynn Carol Schriver.
Syndicated programs include the Renfro Valley Gatherin', Classic Country Today with Keith Bilbrey and "Country Music Greats" with Jim Ed Brown. WXRL is an affiliate of NBC News Radio, having picked up the network in 2012 after the cancellation of CNN Radio's service.
The station devotes a large portion of its weekend programming to polka music.
The station also airs some local sports programming, predominantly from Lancaster High School.
This station does not stream on the Internet.
- Official WXRL Web site
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WXRL
- Radio-Locator Information on WXRL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WXRL
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