WIXY (100.3 MHz FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Champaign, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Champaign-Urbana area. The station is currently owned by Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC and features programming from CNN Radio and Motor Racing Network.[1]

WIXY
WIXY 100.3FM logo.png
CityChampaign, Illinois
Broadcast areaChampaign-Urbana
Frequency100.3 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingWIXY 100.3 FM
SloganToday's Country Favorites
Programming
FormatCountry music
SubchannelsHD1: WIXY analog
HD2: Active rock
HD3: Contemporary hit radio
AffiliationsMotor Racing Network
Ownership
OwnerSaga Communications
(Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC)
WLRW/W250BL, WREE, WYXY
History
First air date
June 1, 1992 (1992-06-01)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID58539
ClassB1
ERP13,000 watts
HAAT138 meters (453 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°7′35.1″N 88°17′25.2″W / 40.126417°N 88.290333°W / 40.126417; -88.290333
Translator(s)
  • HD2: 96.9 W245DP (Champaign)
  • HD3: 99.7 W259BG (Champaign)
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen live
Websitewixy.com
extra921.com (HD2)
hits997.com (HD3)

eXtra program formatEdit

The station has an HD radio subcarrier,[2] and also has an analog broadcast translator, W221CK, on 92.1 at Champaign. During late 2009, these ran a new "WIXY Classic" country format. In early January 2010, that format swapped with WXTT "eXtra 99.1" in Savoy; 99.1 changed its call sign to WYXY and picked up WIXY Classic, and the 92.1 WIXY-HD2 subcarrier and 92.1 translator changed branding to "WXTT eXtra 92.1"[3]

HistoryEdit

The call letters WIXY have been used off and on in other U.S. cities, most notably in Cleveland, Ohio; that station later became WCCR. The current station was assigned the WIXY callsign by the FCC on December 13, 1991. WIXY began broadcasting on June 1, 1992.[4]

See alsoEdit

  • WYXY — sister station 99.1 WIXY Classic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WIXY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Find a Station: Champaign, IL". Columbia, Maryland: iBiquity. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
  3. ^ Dodson, Don (2010-01-05). "99.1 FM goes country; Extra moves down to 92.1". The News-Gazette. Champaign, Illinois.
  4. ^ "WIXY(FM)". FCCInfo. Manassas, Virginia: Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-13.

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