|City||Elk Mound, Wisconsin|
|Broadcast area||Eau Claire, Wisconsin|
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
|Branding||"92-9 The X"|
|Slogan||"Eau Claire's Real Rock"|
|Frequency||92.9 FM MHz|
|First air date||1991|
|HAAT||136 meters (446 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||W Eau CLaire|
|Owner||Mid-West Family Broadcasting |
(Mid-West Management, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WAXX, WAYY, WDRK, WEAQ, WIAL|
The station originally aired an Adult Contemporary format. When it was purchased by Midwest Family Communications that owned WIAL and WEAQ, it switched to an oldies format, becoming "Oldies 92.9" on January 1, 1993. The station also moved from the near the Menards Shopping Center on the northwest side of Eau Claire to Tower Drive on the northeast side. The station slogan was later changed to "Cool 92.9"
WECL, WIAL and WEAQ were sold to Central Communications (consisting of WAXX and WAYY) in 1996, and moved into the Central studios in Altoona, Wisconsin. The five stations, plus new sister station WDRK, were sold to Maverick Media, LLC in 2003.
WECL switched to a classic rock format on March 1, 2004. The station adopted the moniker "92.9 The Big Cheese - The Station That Rocks" in September 2005, and a new mouse logo shortly thereafter. In September 2012, the moniker was revised to "92.9 The Big Cheese Rocks" and a new logo was unveiled on November 30, 2012.
WECL and its Eau Claire sister stations were sold to Mid-West Family Broadcasting for $15.5 million, taking effect on October 1, 2013.
On October 7, 2013 at 12:00am EST, WECL switched to an Active Rock format as "92-9 The X". The last song played as "The Big Cheese" was Metallica's The Unforgiven II and the first song played on "The X" was American Idiot by Green Day.
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