Circa 1999, the station was classic country WBYM, calling itself "Classic Hit Country 1490 The Goldmine". Prior to 2007, WXTG was known as WLRT and carried a hybrid talk radio/country music format.
On July 30, 2013, Red Zebra sold WXTG and sister station WXTG-FM to Williamsburg based Davis Media, LLC for $1.2 million. Davis Media, LLC owns WTYD and WBQK. The sale to Davis Media was consummated on April 7, 2014. On August 1, 2013, sister station WXTG-FM broke from its simulcast of WXTG to simulcast new sister station WTYD. WXTG continued to carry a sports format under the branding "1490 The Game" until April 14, 2014, when WXTG switched to simulcasting WTYD.
On Saturday, August 1, 2015, WXTG will revert back to Classic Country, Talk and Sports hybrid format that aired on the station prior to 2007. The station will, again, carry the branding "1490AM The Outlaw".Imus in the Morning will air during the morning rush.