KKXL-FM

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KKXL-FM
Station logo
CityGrand Forks, North Dakota
Broadcast areaGrand Forks, North Dakota
BrandingXL93
SloganGrand Forks' #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency92.9 FM (MHz)
First air date1981 (as KKXL-FM)
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT109 meters
ClassC1
Callsign meaningXL93
Former callsignsKKDQ (before 1981)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stationsKJKJ, KKXL, KQHT, KSNR
WebcastListen Live!
Websitehttp://www.xl93.com/

KKXL-FM (92.9 FM, "XL93") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format serving the Grand Forks, North Dakota area. It first began broadcasting in the 1970s as KKDQ. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014).

History[edit]

former logo until 2015

KKXL-FM signed on in 1981 in Grand Forks with a Top 40 format. The station rivaled with now co-owned KQHT "Magic 96" during the late 1980s and 1990s, competed with KYTN "Y95" during the late 1980s, the short-lived KZLT-FM "More Music 104.3" during 2006 and 2007, and currently with KZGF "Z94.7"

Programming[edit]

Weekday programming includes "Trevor D. in the Morning", On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Sarah-Ruth on afternoons, RJ on nights, and EJ on overnights. Notable weekend programming includes Saturday Night Online with Romeo, Open House Party on Sunday nights, Sonrise with Kevin Peterson, Backtrax USA, and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.

Former DJs[edit]

Former on-air personalities include Blair Nelson, Captain Jack, Popeye & Josh Jones (now at KYCK), Bree Carey, Pat Ebertz (formerly of KDWB Minneapolis, MN), "Jam Master" Jay West, Lisa Love, Mike Powers (now at KZGF), Stacey Q., Johnny Cage (now on air in Denver), Shannon Stone, Jenny Wylde, Brook Stephens (now at KZPK St. Cloud, MN), Mike Danger (now at WPXY Rochester, NY), Jodi Lynne, Levi (now at KEEY Minneapolis, MN), Bobby Lewis, Crystal Blue, Matthew Montgomery, Michael "Knight" Cruze (now at WZPL in Indianapolis (Z99.5), Michael Right (Now at KXRA-FM, Alexandria, MN)Storm Davis (now at KS95 Minneapolis), Collin Davis, Pat Mars, Kory Lee, Mace Fox & Joey Rhodes (now at KGGI-FM Riverside, CA).

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Coordinates: 47°57′50″N 97°01′48″W / 47.964°N 97.030°W / 47.964; -97.030