WXLO

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WXLO
WXLO 104.5 XLO logo.png
CityFitchburg, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaWorcester, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Branding104.5 XLO
SloganNew England's Best Variety
Frequency104.5 MHz
First air dateAugust 1960 (1960-08)[1]
FormatHot AC
ERP37,000 watts
HAAT172 meters (564 ft)
ClassB
Facility ID43557
Transmitter coordinates42°30′29″N 71°49′34″W / 42.508°N 71.826°W / 42.508; -71.826Coordinates: 42°30′29″N 71°49′34″W / 42.508°N 71.826°W / 42.508; -71.826
Former callsignsWFGM-FM (1960–1964)
WBNE-FM (1964–1967)
WFMP (1967–1984)
WXLO (1984–1991)
WXLO-FM (1991–1997)[2]
Former frequencies104.7 MHz (1960–1964)
AffiliationsWestwood One
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsWORC-FM, WWFX
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.wxlo.com

WXLO (104.5 FM; "104.5 XLO") is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station owned by Cumulus Media, licensed to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and serving the Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts markets,[3] broadcasting on the FM band at a frequency of 104.5 MHz. The studio is located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, and its transmission tower is located in the Leominster State Forest in Leominster, Massachusetts.[4]

WXLO logo from August 9, 1991 to October 24, 2018

The call sign WXLO was chosen in 1984 by station management in tribute to the former New York station (which is now WEPN-FM). In 1991, the call sign was changed to WXLO-FM, when WFGL 960 briefly changed their call sign to WXLO.[5] The station was reassigned the WXLO call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on June 5, 1997.[2]

WXLO is often the most listened-to adult radio station in the Worcester market. WXLO also has a substantial audience in the Boston metro area, especially the area known as MetroWest. Outside the station's hot AC format, WXLO airs specialty programming, and the Awesome 80's Saturday Night. WXLO also spotlights that genre of music with an annual event known as the "Awesome 80's Prom". WXLO also hosts an annual Acoustic Christmas event at Mechanics Hall in Worcester that has featured artists such as Train, Guster, Lee Dewyze, Daughtry, Delta Rae, Steven Page, Gavin DeGraw, and Andy Grammer.

On air personalities include; Jen Carter and Frank Foley in the morning, Laura St. James, Rick Brackett, Chuck Perks, Diana "Lady D." Steele, and Lindsay Bohigian.

On January 15th, 2019 WXLO launched 3 repeaters on their same frequency in the cities of Waltham, Lexington, and in downtown Boston from atop the Hancock Building to help improve their signal in downtown Boston and increase listenership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-215. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  3. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_Attachment/getattachment.jsp?appn=101505043&qnum=5160&copynum=1&exhcnum=1
  4. ^ "FCCInfo Results". www.fccinfo.com.
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". licensing.fcc.gov.

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