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.