WXXL

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WXXL
WXXL logo.png
City Tavares, Florida
Broadcast area Greater Orlando - Central Florida
Frequency106.7 MHz ( HD Radio)
BrandingXL106.7
SloganOrlando's #1 Hit Music Station
Musically Driven...Community Inspired (HD2)
Relaxing Favorites (HD3)
Programming
Format
Ownership
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C.)
WFLF, WJRR, WMGF, WRSO, WRUM, WTKS-FM, WYGM, W283AN
History
First air date
February 12, 1969
Former call signs
WLBE-FM (1969–1975)
WDGM (1975–1977)
WHLY (1977–1987)
WCAT-FM (1987–1988)
WHLY (1988-1990)
Call sign meaning
XXL, abbreviation for "Double Extra Large"
Technical information
Facility ID29569
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT251 meters (823 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
28°33′33.5″N 81°35′38.2″W / 28.559306°N 81.593944°W / 28.559306; -81.593944
Latitude and Longitude:

28°33′33.5″N 81°35′38.2″W / 28.559306°N 81.593944°W / 28.559306; -81.593944
Links
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Website xl1067.iheart.com
https://prideradioorlando.iheart.com/ (HD2)

WXXL (106.7 MHz, XL106.7) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Tavares, Florida, and serving the Greater Orlando - Central Florida radio market. The station airs a Top 40/CHR radio format and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. The studios and offices on Maitland Center Drive in Maitland.

WXXL has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100,000 watts, the maximum for non- grandfathered FM stations. [1] The transmitter is on Story Road at Veterans Memorial Park in Winter Garden. [2]

History

It first began broadcasting in 1969 under the call sign WLBE-FM, as an MOR-format radio station. The station first gained noticed as a Top 40 radio station in the mid 1980s as Leesburg-licensed WHLY-FM, using the moniker Central Florida's Y-106. Among the personalities at the station in this era were Shadow, who hosted a music-intensive morning show, and program director Rick Stacy, now at WOCL 105-9 Sunny FM.

By 1987, adult-focused Top 40 WBJW BJ105 remained the ratings and revenue leader in Orlando, and Y-106 was still viewed as a teen and young-adult station. This resulted in the shift in call letters to WCAT-FM and the nickname The Cat, in a failed attempt to woo older listeners. The WHLY call letters returned, but the damage had been done. Furthermore, the rise of dance music, early hip-hop, hair bands and adult rock compounded the station's struggles. The station began broadcasting under the "WXXL" callsign in December 17, 1990, as it was to become Orlando's new CHR radio station for the Central Florida area.

Former logo of the radio station from 1990-2007

The original morning show for WXXL was Doc and Johnny in the Morning, later The XL Morning Zoo with Doc and Johnny, starring Jeffrey "Doc Holliday" Duncan and Johnny Magic.

The morning show was a staple of the station from 1990 through 2007, when Jeff resigned and jumped ship to Cox Radio, initially taking over the morning show at WWKA before taking a talk radio show on WRSO.

Programming

Johnny has remained at WXXL, initially with Jayde Donovan until she moved to WPOI in Tampa to coincide with their jump to the CHR format. Jayde eventually moved to WPLJ in New York as part of The Todd And Jayde Morning Show.

Johnny currently headlines the WXXL morning show as Johnny's House with co-hosts Selena Medea, Brian Grimes, Sondra Rae, and “Detroit”. [3]

In recent years, WXXL has started bringing club disc jockeys in to mix music during late nights, and on Friday night beginning at rush hour. WXXL is also Orlando's station for On Air with Ryan Seacrest middays and American Top 40 on Sunday mornings.

WXXL is consistently one of the top Nielsen-rated stations in the Orlando market, typically competing with WOMX-FM, a Hot AC station.

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