WLXN (1440 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Lexington, North Carolina, US, it serves the Piedmont Triad area. The station is currently owned by Davidson County Broadcasting. Its programming is also simulcast on translators, W260BG (99.9 FM) and W291DD (106.1 FM).
|City||Lexington, North Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Piedmont Triad|
|Translator(s)||99.9 W260BG (Lexington)|
106.1 W291DD (Lexington)
|First air date||September 22, 1946|
|Power||5,000 watts day|
1,000 watts night
|Callsign meaning||W LeXingtoN|
|Former callsigns||WBUY (September 22, 1946-January 1, 1984)|
|Owner||Davidson County Broadcasting Company, Inc.|
The station broadcasts local high school sports and University of North Carolina games.
Originally, this station was called WBUY. In 1984, when co-owned WLXN-FM became WKOQ, the AM became WLXN and played Southern gospel and later soft adult contemporary music; then WLXN changed to news/talk.
On November 19, 2014 WLXN rebranded as "Majic 99.9". The station has also switched from Kool Gold to Tom Kent's 24/7 FUN. Max McGann and Ralph Shaw continued hosting the morning show until August 2015. The AM tower moved to the northern part of Davidson County, and the FM translator received a signal increase. In January 2016, Willie Edwards and Corie Odden took over the morning show. Following Odden's departure in mid-2016, Leanne Petty joined Edwards on Majic Mornings in October.
|City of license||ERP
|W260BG||99.9||Lexington, North Carolina||250||D||FCC|
|W291DD||106.1||Lexington, North Carolina||250||D||FCC|
- Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook, 1984, B-187.
- "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- "Homepage - WTHZ". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- "New Oldies Station On Air". WXII12.com. February 28, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
- WLXN Resurrects Majic Branding
- "Radio station changes marketing name to MAJIC". The Dispatch. November 19, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WLXN
- Radio-Locator Information on WLXN
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WLXN
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W260BG
- Radio-Locator information on W260BG
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W291DD
- Radio-Locator information on W291DD
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