WLXX
WLXX 101.5 JACK fm logo.png
Broadcast areaLexington Metro Area
Frequency101.5 MHz
Branding101.5 Jack FM
Programming
FormatAdult hits
Ownership
Owner
WLTO, WXZZ, WVLK-FM, WVLK
History
First air date
May 12, 1972
Former call signs
WCBR-FM (1971-1976)
WBZF (1976-1979)
WCBR-FM (1979-1984)
WMCQ-FM (1984-1995)
WLRO (1995-2007)
WVLK-FM (2007-2020)[1]
Call sign meaning
LeXington X
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID71249
ClassC3
ERP9,000 watts
HAAT165 meters (541 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
37°52′45″N 84°19′33″W / 37.87917°N 84.32583°W / 37.87917; -84.32583
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live
Website1015JackFM.com

WLXX (101.5 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Richmond, Kentucky, and serving the Lexington metropolitan area. The station is owned by Cumulus Media.[2] It subscribes to the nationally syndicated JACK FM radio service, using the slogan "Playing What We Want!" The playlist is mostly rock hits from the 1980s, '90s and early 2000s, but includes pop and novelty hits from the last 50 years. Unlike most music stations, WLXX does not have DJs, but uses the prerecorded voice of Howard Cogan to make humorous and sometimes sarcastic quips. The station Program Director is Anthony "Twitch" Longo.

WLXX's studios and offices are in the Kincaid Towers in Downtown Lexington. The transmitter is off Igo Road, near Interstate 75, in rural Madison County just south of the Kentucky River.[3]

History

On May 12, 1972, the station signed on as WCBR-FM.[4] It mostly simulcast co-owned WCBR 1110 AM. WCBR-FM was owned by Parker Broadcasting and originally was heard on 101.7 MHz. In the 1980s, it switched to 101.5 MHz, getting a boost in power.

In 1999, the station was acquired by current owner Cumulus Media.[5] The station switched to a sports radio format as WLRO.

The WVLK-FM call letters were assigned by the Federal Communications Commission on May 23, 2007.[1] From 1979 to 2003, co-owned 92.9 WVLK-FM held the WVLK-FM call sign.

From 2007 to 2014, 101.5 WVLK-FM simulcast sister station WVLK 590 AM in Lexington, giving that talk station an FM outlet for listeners who prefer FM radio. On October 31, 2014, at 6 AM, WVLK-FM dropped its talk programming and began stunting by playing only music by Garth Brooks as "Garth 101.5". At 5 pm that day, WVLK-FM changed its format to country music, joining the Nash Icon network as "101.5 Nash Icon".

On the morning of February 20, 2018, WVLK-FM flipped to adult hits as "101.5 Jack FM".[6]

On September 4, 2020, WVLK-FM swapped call letters with WLXX.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WLXX
  4. ^ Information from the Broadcasting Yearbook 1974 page B-88
  5. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2000 page B-188
  6. ^ Jack FM Debuts in Lexington
  7. ^ "92.9 Lexington Drops Nash Branding to Return to Its Heritage".