WOLX-FM

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WOLX-FM
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City Baraboo, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Madison, Wisconsin
Branding 94.9 WOLX
Slogan Classic Hits
Frequency 94.9 MHz
First air date 1945 (as WWCF)
Format Classic Hits
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 37,000 watts
HAAT 396 meters (1300 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 60236
Transmitter coordinates 43°25′40″N 89°39′14″W / 43.42778°N 89.65389°W / 43.42778; -89.65389
Former callsigns WWCF (1945-19??) WLVE (19??-1984)
WNLT (1984-1985)
WILV (1985-1989)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations WMHX, WMMM-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wolx.com

WOLX-FM (94.9 FM) is an American radio station licensed to Baraboo, Wisconsin, that serves the Madison, Wisconsin, area. The station is owned and operated by Entercom Communications, and airs a classic hits format, concentrating on music from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. WOLX broadcasts from a transmitter in Devil's Lake State Park near Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin; They used to use the slogan "High atop the Baraboo Bluffs in Greenfield Township". Its signal can reach 33 of Wisconsin's 72 counties, reaching as far away as Tomah, Wisconsin, Rockford, Illinois, and West Suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WOLX-FM is a Grandfathered "Superpower" Class B, FM station; under U.S. Federal Communications Commission rules, a Class B FM station using an antenna height of 396 meters would be allowed a maximum power of 6,700 watts.[1]

The station used to air adult contemporary and easy listening formats before to switching to oldies music, initially concentrating on 1950s and 1960s music (as "Oldies 94.9") and transitioning over time to its current Classic Hits approach (under the "94.9 WOLX" branding). WOLX airs all-Christmas music, usually from Thanksgiving to Christmas, although the station has started playing holiday music as early as November 5 (in 2009). Christmas music started on November 25 in 2014.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 

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