The station went on the air as WSWW-FM. ("South West Wisconsin"). WSWW-AM and WSWW-FM were owned by Bob and Mary Bodden from 1955-1983. In 1983, the stations were sold to Edward Kramer of Kramer Broadcasting and the call letters were changed to WTOQ-AM and WKPL-FM. In 1995, the stations were sold to an investment group led by Paul Braun. On 1995-09-01, the station changed its call sign to the current WPVL-FM. In 1998, as part of a merger with radio stations WGLR-AM and FM in Lancaster, Wisconsin, the group of stations were bought by Morgan Murphy Media and became known as QueenB Radio.
WPVL-FM mixes local hosts with syndicated programming throughout the broadcast day. Weekend hours contain a mix of local voice-tracking and syndicated shows. WPVL-FM is Dubuque and southwest Wisconsin's home for the syndicated program On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, which airs weekdays from Noon to 4pm. Xtreme 107.1 also carries the syndicated American Top 40 on Weekends.