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City Christopher, Illinois
Broadcast area Marion, Illinois
Branding 103.5 ESPN Southern Illinois
Slogan Southern Illinois's ONLY FM Sports Station
Frequency 103.5 MHz
First air date 1990 (as WUEZ)
Format Sports
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (330 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 6647
Transmitter coordinates 37°55′55″N 88°57′31″W / 37.93194°N 88.95861°W / 37.93194; -88.95861
Former callsigns WUEZ (1990-2001)[1]
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Max Media
(MRR License LLC)
Sister stations WCIL, WCIL-FM, WUEZ, WJPF, WOOZ-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1035espn.com

WXLT (103.5 FM, "ESPN Southern Illinois") is a radio station licensed to serve Christopher, Illinois, United States. The station is owned by Max Media and licensed to MRR License LLC. It airs a Sports radio format.[2]


WXLT was first assigned the call sign WUEZ on October 30, 1990. The station was assigned the WXLT call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on March 19, 2001 and most recently broadcast an Adult hits format as "Jack FM".[1] On February 2, 2009, WXLT switched formats to a sports radio as "ESPN Southern Illinois" 103.5 ESPN is the radio home for Herrin Tiger football and basketball. The voice of the Tigers is Mike Murphy,and the color commentator is Kenny Steelman. They host a sports talk show every Saturday morning on 1035 ESPN from 8-10 am.


In December 2003, Mississippi River Radio, acting as Max Media LLC (John Trinder, president/COO), reached an agreement to purchase WCIL, WCIL-FM, WUEZ, WXLT, WOOZ-FM, WJPF, KGIR, KZIM, KEZS-FM, KCGQ-FM, KMAL, KLSC, KWOC, KJEZ, KKLR-FM, KGKS, and KSIM from the Zimmer Radio Group (James L. Zimmer, owner).[3] The reported value of this 17 station transaction was $43 million.[4]


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  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Homan, John D. (2003-12-19). "Zimmer sells 17 radio stations". Southern Illinoisan. The Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company, announced Wednesday it will sell 17 of its 32 stations [...] to Mississippi River Radio. 
  4. ^ "Changing Hands - 1/12/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-01-12. 

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