WXLO

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WXLO
WXLO logo.png
City Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Worcester, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Branding 104.5 XLO
Slogan New England's Best Variety
Frequency 104.5 MHz
First air date August 1960 (1960-08)[1]
Format Hot AC
ERP 37,000 watts
HAAT 172 meters
Class B
Facility ID 43557
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
Former callsigns 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)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WORC-FM, WWFX
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.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]

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, spotlighting the music of the 1980s with the Wayback Lunch, 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, Rick Brackett, Chuck Perks, Diana "Lady D." Steele, and Lindsay Bohigian. Operations manager Lance Ballance, and assistant program director Mary Knight both left the station in August 2017.

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