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WXAL logo.png
City Demopolis, Alabama
Frequency 1400 kHz
First air date January 1948
Format Urban Contemporary/Urban Oldies
Power 790 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 61425
Transmitter coordinates 32°30′08″N 87°49′07″W / 32.50222°N 87.81861°W / 32.50222; -87.81861
Owner Westburg Broadcasting Alabama, LLC
Sister stations WINL, WZNJ, WALQ

WXAL (1400 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve Demopolis, Alabama. Since August 2011, the station has been owned by Westburg Broadcasting Alabama, LLC. It airs an urban contemporary and urban oldies music format.[1] Much of the station's programming was previously derived from ESPN Radio.[2]

The station was assigned the "WXAL" call sign by the Federal Communications Commission.[3]

WXAL has served Demopolis for more than 60 years.[4]

During most of the 1980s, WXAL played music and had a Top 40 format. It was owned by World War II veteran Mac Jordan. Its sister station, in the same building on Highway 80 East, was automated and played country music. The FM station's call lettes were WNAN, for Jordan's wife Nan.

WXAL had live wire service from the Associated Press from 1981–83.

DJs who were live on WXAL were responsible for maintaining/keeping an eye on the automation system at WNAN. The old WXAL building stood until the week of May 3, 2010, and was affectionately known by DJs as the "radio igloo" for its white color and shape.


WXAL began broadcasting in January 1948. It was owned by T.H. Gailliard, W.M. Jordan and W.P. Thielens.[5]


  1. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "ESPN Radio: Affiliate List - Alabama". ESPNRadio.com. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. 
  4. ^ "AM Network-Affiliated Radio Stations, 1949". The Dumont Project. 
  5. ^ "Southern Outlet Opens" (PDF). Radio Daily. January 8, 1948. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 

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