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City York, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area South Central Pennsylvania
Branding 105.7 The X
Slogan Everything That Rocks
Frequency 105.7 MHz
First air date 1948
Format Active Rock
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 215 meters (705 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 52169
Transmitter coordinates 39°59′56.35″N 76°41′41.88″W / 39.9989861°N 76.6949667°W / 39.9989861; -76.6949667
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WHGB, WZCY-FM, WNNK-FM, WWKL
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1057thex.com

WQXA-FM (105.7 The X) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve York, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and broadcasts an active rock format.[1] Studios are located at 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 130, Harrisburg, PA,[2] and the station's broadcast tower is located near York at (39°59′56.00″N 76°41′42.00″W / 39.9988889°N 76.6950000°W / 39.9988889; -76.6950000).[3]


The station was formerly known as "Q106" in the 1980s. In the early 1990s the station's branding changed to "Hot 105.7" along with a format change to dance music.[citation needed] In 1995, the format changed from Top 40 to active rock with a branding change to "105.7 The Edge".[4] Later the format changed to modern rock with a branding change to "105.7 The X".

In 2011, the United States Department of Justice approved the purchase of Citadel Broadcasting by Cumulus.[5] Prior to the merger, WQXA-FM was owned by Citadel Broadcasting.[6]

Signal note[edit]

WQXA-FM is short-spaced to WJZ-FM "105.7 The Fan" (licensed to serve Catonsville, Maryland) as they both operate on 105.7 MHz and are only about 55 miles apart. The minimum distance between two co-channel Class B FM radio stations according to current FCC rules is 150 miles.[7]

Current on-air personalities[edit]

  • 'The Peoples' Morning Show with Nipsey, Earl, and Jen Shade (5 AM - 9 AM)
  • Jen Shade (9 AM - 2 PM)
  • Hawaiian Chris James (2 PM - 7 PM)
  • Number One Son (7 PM - 11 PM)


  1. ^ "Cumulus Media >>Listen (Pennsylvania - Harrisburg)". Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ "105.7 The X Rocks - Station Info". Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  3. ^ "FM Query Results for WQXA, Federal Communications Commission". Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  4. ^ Stark, Phyllis (May 27, 1995). "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (21): 106. 
  5. ^ "Cumulus gets antitrust OK to buy Citadel". Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Radio merger combines local stations under one umbrella". Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  7. ^ "Minimum distance separation between stations. 47 CFR 73.207 (1)" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-19. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°59′56″N 76°41′42″W / 39.999°N 76.695°W / 39.999; -76.695