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City of license Lancaster, New York
Broadcast area Buffalo
Branding "WXRL"
Slogan Classic Country
Frequency 1300 (kHz)
First air date 1965
Format Classic country/Polka
Power 5,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
Callsign meaning WX Ramblin' Lou
Owner Ramblin' Lou Schriver
Website WXRL.com

WXRL is an AM radio station located in Lancaster, New York, serving the greater Buffalo market. The station is owned and operated by Ramblin' Lou Schriver, a well known local country music performer, under the name Dome Communications.


WXRL signed on in 1965 as WMMJ. The station had been founded by Stan Jasinski. When Jasinski shifted his focus to television and started up WUTV in 1970, he sold the radio station to Schriver, who has owned it ever since.

The station has developed a comparatively small but very loyal audience. That, plus the use of paid local sports programming, has kept the station afloat.


In addition to Ramblin' Lou, who has been an on-air personality since he bought the station, local hosts include Matty K and Lynn Carol Schriver. Scott Cleveland was a longtime on-air personality with the station until his death in 2015.

Syndicated programs include the Renfro Valley Gatherin', Classic Country Today with Keith Bilbrey and "Country Music Greats" with Jim Ed Brown. WXRL is an affiliate of NBC News Radio, having picked up the network in 2012 after the cancellation of CNN Radio's service.

The station devotes a large portion of its weekend programming to polka music.

The station also airs some local sports programming, predominantly from Lancaster High School.

This station does not stream on the Internet.

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Coordinates: 42°52′58″N 78°37′54″W / 42.88278°N 78.63167°W / 42.88278; -78.63167