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WLXN

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 a translator, W260BG (99.9 FM).

WLXN
CityLexington, North Carolina
Broadcast areaPiedmont Triad
BrandingMajic 99.9
Frequency1440 kHz
Translator(s)99.9 W260BG (Lexington)
First air dateSeptember 22, 1946[1]
FormatClassic Hits
Power5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID15838
Transmitter coordinates35°50′2″N 80°14′1″W / 35.83389°N 80.23361°W / 35.83389; -80.23361
(day)
35°49′56″N 80°17′14″W / 35.83222°N 80.28722°W / 35.83222; -80.28722 (night)
Callsign meaningW LeXingtoN
Former callsignsWBUY (September 22, 1946-January 1, 1984)[2]
Affiliations24/7 FUN
OwnerDavidson County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Sister stationsWWLV
WebcastListen Live
Websitewlxn.com

The station broadcasts local high school sports and University of North Carolina games.

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HistoryEdit

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.

In 2010, several months after co-owned Majic 94.1 dropped oldies, that station's web site announced oldies were returning, on WLXN.[3] The change took place on February 28, 2011.[4]

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.[5][6] Following Odden's departure in mid-2016, Leanne Petty joined Edwards on Majic Mornings in October.

TranslatorsEdit

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W260BG 99.9 Lexington, North Carolina 250 D FCC

W260BG's license is currently held by Educational Media Foundation, which programs WLXN's sister station, WWLV.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook, 1984, B-187.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  3. ^ "Homepage - WTHZ". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  4. ^ "New Oldies Station On Air". WXII12.com. February 28, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  5. ^ WLXN Resurrects Majic Branding
  6. ^ "Radio station changes marketing name to MAJIC". The Dispatch. November 19, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

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