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.
|Branding||WIXY 100.3 FM|
|Slogan||Today's Country Favorites|
|Frequency||100.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||92.1 W221CK (Champaign, relays HD2)|
99.7 W259BG (Champaign, relays HD3)
|First air date||June 1, 1992|
HD2: Active rock "Extra 92.1"
HD3: Top 40/CHR "Hits 99.7"
|HAAT||138 meters (453 ft)|
|Affiliations||Motor Racing Network|
|Owner||Saga Communications |
(Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC)
|Sister stations||WLRW/W250BL, WREE, WYXY|
eXtra program formatEdit
The station has an HD radio subcarrier, 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"
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 13 December 1991. WIXY began broadcasting on June 1, 1992.
- WYXY — sister station 99.1 WIXY Classic
- "WIXY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Find a Station: Champaign, IL". Columbia, Maryland: iBiquity. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
- Dodson, Don (2010-01-05). "99.1 FM goes country; Extra moves down to 92.1". The News-Gazette. Champaign, Illinois.
- "WIXY(FM)". FCCInfo. Manassas, Virginia: Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- Saga Communications Stations
- WIXY.com — official 100.3 analog/HD1 site
- eXtra 92.1 FM — official 100.3 HD2 and 92.1 W221CK website
- Hits 99.7 FM — official 100.3 HD3 and 99.7 W259BG website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WIXY
- Radio-Locator information on WIXY
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WIXY