WXTG (AM)

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WXTG
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City of license Hampton, Virginia
Broadcast area Peninsula of Hampton Roads
Branding The Tide
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date 1948
Format Adult Album Alternative
Power 970 watts day and night
Class C
Facility ID 25917
Transmitter coordinates 37°1′50.0″N 76°22′32.0″W / 37.030556°N 76.375556°W / 37.030556; -76.375556
Callsign meaning W X The Game (previous format)
Owner Davis Media, LLC
Sister stations WBQK, WTYD, WXTG-FM
Webcast WXTG Webstream
Website WXTG Online

WXTG is an adult album alternative formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Hampton, Virginia, serving the Peninsula of Hampton Roads. WXTG is owned and operated by Davis Media, LLC.[1]

History[edit]

Circa 1999, the station was classic country WBYM, calling itself "Classic Hit Country 1490 The Goldmine".[2] Prior to 2007, WXTG was known as WLRT and carried a hybrid talk radio/country music format.[1]

Sale[edit]

On July 30, 2013, Red Zebra sold WXTG and sister station WXTG-FM to Williamsburg based Davis Media, LLC for $1.2 million. Davis Media, LLC owns WTYD and WBQK. The sale to Davis Media was consummated on April 7, 2014. On August 1, 2013, sister station WXTG-FM broke from its simulcast of WXTG to simulcast new sister station WTYD. WXTG continued to carry a sports format under the branding "1490 The Game" until April 14, 2014, when WXTG switched to simulcasting WTYD.

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