|City of license||Fitchburg, Massachusetts|
|Broadcast area||Worcester, Massachusetts
|Slogan||"New England's #1 for Variety"|
|First air date||August 1960|
|Former callsigns||WFGM-FM (1960–1964)
|Former frequencies||104.7 MHz (1960–1964)|
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||WORC-FM, WWFX|
WXLO (104.5 FM; "104.5 XLO") is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station in Worcester County, Massachusetts, and serves the Worcester, Massachusetts area as well as the Boston, Massachusetts market, broadcasting on the FM band at a frequency of 104.5 MHz. The station is licensed in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Cumulus Media. The studio is located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, and its transmission tower is located in the Leominster State Forest in Leominster, Massachusetts.
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. The station was reassigned the WXLO call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on June 5, 1997.
WXLO currently airs a "Hot AC" format, and is one of the most popular adult radio stations in the Worcester market. WXLO also has a substantial audience in the Boston Metro area, especially the area known as MetroWest.
WXLO formerly aired Dick Clark's U.S. Music Survey, a top-20 adult contemporary countdown. It aired throughout the '90s until 2001, when it was replaced with Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40. Airbound, a Citadel Communications-owned new music program hosted by Tony Bristol, also aired in the 2000s, but was canceled in 2007.
Outside of the station's current 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, Stephen Page, Gavin DeGraw, and Andy Grammer.
Most recent on air personalities include; Jen Carter, Stephen Donovan, Mary Knight, Rick Bracket, Chuck Perks, Kevin Barbare, Lady Diana Steele, Frank Foley, and Lance Ballance.
- Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-215. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- WXLO station website
- Tribute site to the original WXLO and its predecessor, WOR-FM
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WXLO
- Radio-Locator information on WXLO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WXLO