WIXY

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WIXY
WIXY 100.3FM logo.png
CityChampaign, Illinois
Broadcast areaChampaign-Urbana
BrandingWIXY 100.3 FM
SloganToday's Country Favorites
Frequency100.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)92.1 W221CK (Champaign, relays HD2)
99.7 W259BG (Champaign, relays HD3)
First air dateJune 1, 1992 (June 1, 1992)
FormatCountry music
HD2: Active rock "Extra 92.1"
HD3: Top 40/CHR "Hits 99.7"
ERP13,000 watts
HAAT138 meters (453 ft)
ClassB1
Facility ID58539
Transmitter coordinates40°7′35.1″N 88°17′25.2″W / 40.126417°N 88.290333°W / 40.126417; -88.290333Coordinates: 40°7′35.1″N 88°17′25.2″W / 40.126417°N 88.290333°W / 40.126417; -88.290333
AffiliationsMotor Racing Network
OwnerSaga Communications
(Saga Communications of Illinois, LLC)
Sister stationsWLRW/W250BL, WREE, WYXY
WebcastListen Live
Websitewixy.com
extra921.com (HD2)
hits997.com (HD3)

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]

eXtra program format[edit]

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]

History[edit]

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.[4]

See also[edit]

  • WYXY — sister station 99.1 WIXY Classic

References[edit]

  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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