WXLO

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WXLO
WXLO 104.5 XLO logo.png
CityFitchburg, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaWorcester, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Frequency104.5 MHz
Branding104.5 XLO
SloganNew England's Best Variety
Programming
FormatHot AC
AffiliationsWestwood One
Ownership
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
WORC-FM, WWFX
History
First air date
August 1960[1]
Former call signs
WFGM-FM (1960–1964)
WBNE-FM (1964–1967)
WFMP (1967–1984)
WXLO (1984–1991)
WXLO-FM (1991–1997)[2]
Former frequencies
104.7 MHz (1960–1964)
Technical information
Facility ID43557
ClassB
ERP37,000 watts
HAAT172 meters (564 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
42°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
Links
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 markets,[3] broadcasting on the FM band at a frequency of 104.5 MHz. The studio is located in downtown Worcester, and its transmission tower is located in the Leominster State Forest in Leominster.[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, Andy Grammer, and The Goo Goo Dolls.

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.

Booster signals[edit]

On January 15, 2019, WXLO launched three boosters, in Boston (with a transmitter at the John Hancock Tower), Lexington, and Waltham, to help improve its signal in the Greater Boston area.

On June 15, 2020 WXLO was granted a fourth Booster station, WXLO-FM4 on 104.5 MHz at Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The FCC Facility Number is 754835. The station is a Class D and operates with 110 Watts H&V at 0 m (0.0 feet) HAAT. Coordinates are: 42°21'31.5" N 71°06'53.9".[6]

Broadcast translators of WXLO
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
WXLO-FM1 104.5 Boston, Massachusetts 201850 10 0 m (0 ft) D 42°20′57″N 71°4′31″W / 42.34917°N 71.07528°W / 42.34917; -71.07528 (WXLO-FM1) FCC
WXLO-FM2 104.5 Lexington, Massachusetts 201849 150 (Horizontal)
450 (Vertical)
0 m (0 ft) D 42°24′50.8″N 71°12′39″W / 42.414111°N 71.21083°W / 42.414111; -71.21083 (WXLO-FM2) FCC
WXLO-FM3 104.5 Waltham, Massachusetts 201847 230 (Horizontal)
700 (Vertical)
0 m (0 ft) D 42°22′42″N 71°16′5″W / 42.37833°N 71.26806°W / 42.37833; -71.26806 (WXLO-FM3) FCC

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.
  6. ^ Hale, Bill (June 15, 2020). "WXLO adds a fourth Booster". FCC FM Query.

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