|Broadcast area||Lansing, Michigan|
|Branding||10,000-Watt 1180, WXLA|
|Slogan||Your Home for Timeless Favorites|
|First air date||September 20, 1982|
|Power||10,000 watts daytime
2,000 watts critical hours
500 watts PSRA
|Former callsigns||WDTB (8/27/79-6/29/84)|
|Affiliations||America's Best Music (Dial Global)
Michigan Radio Network
|Sister stations||WHZZ, WILS, WQHH|
WXLA is a commercial AM radio station located in Dimondale, a suburb of Lansing, Michigan. The station broadcasts on 1180 kHz with 10,000 watts during most daytime hours. During the two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset it cuts back to 2,000 watts. For some months of the year, WXLA is authorized to broadcast at 500 watts starting at 6am local time under Pre-sunrise authorization. WXLA does not broadcast at night as the station must sign-off at sunset to protect WHAM (AM) in Rochester, New York.
WXLA began broadcasting in 1982 as WDTB on 1170 kHz with 1,000 watts and a simulcast of CNN Headline News. The call letters were changed to the present WXLA on June 29, 1984. WXLA was the first radio station to program specifically to Lansing's African-American community with an urban contemporary/R&B format. In July 2005 the station increased its power and began referring to itself as 10,000 Watt 1180.
In 2006, MacDonald Broadcasting purchased WXLA and sister station WQHH for $3.65 million. MacDonald switched the urban adult contemporary format (as "Mix 1180") to ABC Radio's "Timeless" (formerly known as "Stardust") Middle of the Road/Oldies format in October 2006. The Timeless Classics format had previously aired on co-owned "Unforgettable 1320" WILS and was moved to WXLA to make room for a new talk format on WILS.
In 2010, with the demise of Citadel Media's Timeless format, WXLA flipped to Dial Global's "America's Best Music" format, which features many of the same songs that Timeless played but also incorporates more traditional adult standards material and pre-1960s hits than did Timeless. Despite the fact that the actual "Timeless Favorites" format is no more, WXLA continues to use the phrase "Timeless Favorites" in its imaging.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WXLA
- Radio-Locator Information on WXLA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WXLA
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