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City Benton, Mississippi
Slogan "Your Radio"
Frequency 1000 kHz
First air date October 23, 1959[1]
Format Religious
Language(s) English
Power 5,000 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 27486
Transmitter coordinates 33°06′39″N 90°02′21″W / 33.11083°N 90.03917°W / 33.11083; -90.03917
Callsign meaning XTN = "Christian"
Owner Holmes County Broadcasting Company, LLC
Sister stations WAGR-FM

WXTN (1000 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve Benton, Mississippi, USA. The station, established in 1959, is owned by Holmes County Broadcasting Company, LLC. Former owner Brad Cothran died in a one-car traffic collision on May 30, 2009,[2][3] and the station's license was transferred to Holmes County Broadcasting effective June 29, 2012.

The station is an AM daytimer, limited to daylight-only broadcast operations to protect the nighttime signals of KOMO in Seattle, Washington, WMVP in Chicago, Illinois, and XEOY in Mexico City.[4] The station was assigned the call sign "WXTN" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[5]

WXTN broadcasts a religious radio format.[6]


  1. ^ "Facilities of Radio: Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1978. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1978. p. C-121. 
  2. ^ "Radio station owner killed in car crash". WLBT. July 3, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brad Cothran". The Clarion Ledger. June 2, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2011. Brad has been in the radio business for over thirty-four years. He started as an employee of WXTN as a teenager. He later became station manager. In 1989, Brad and his family opened WAGR, a new FM station in Lexington. Since 2000, he has been owner and operator for both stations. 
  4. ^ "AM Station Classes: Clear, Regional, and Local Channels". Federal Communications Commission, Audio Division. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 

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