|Broadcast area||South Central Pennsylvania|
|Branding||105.7 The X|
|Slogan||Central PA's Only Real Rock Station|
|First air date||1948|
|HAAT||215 meters (705 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||Coordinates: (NAD27)|
|Former callsigns||WNOW-FM (1948–1973)|
|Owner||Cumulus Media |
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||WHGB, WWKL, WNNK-FM, WZCY-FM|
WQXA-FM (105.7 FM, "105.7 The X") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve York, Pennsylvania. Owned by Cumulus Media, it broadcasts an active rock format serving South Central Pennsylvania. Its studios are located at 2300 Vartan Way in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the station's broadcast tower is located near York at ( ).
On August 8, 1947, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a new station on 105.7 MHz. The Helm Coal Company was granted a construction permit for the new station on May 12, 1948. The station was granted its first license on May 31, 1950, with the WNOW-FM call sign. On August 1, 1957, the station's license was transferred to WNOW, Inc.
The station was known as "Q106" in the 1980s. On November 1, 1991, the call sign was changed to WQXA-FM. In the early 1990s the station's branding changed to "Hot 105.7" along with a format change to Dance Music. In 1995, the format changed from Dance Music to active rock with a branding change to "105.7 The Edge". Later the format changed to modern rock with a branding change to "105.7 The X".
In 1997, Citadel Broadcasting purchased the station. In 2011, the United States Department of Justice approved the purchase of Citadel Broadcasting by Cumulus Media. The sale was completed September 18, 2011.
WQXA-FM is short-spaced to WJZ-FM 105.7 The Fan (licensed to serve Catonsville, Maryland) as they operate on the same channel and the cities they are licensed to serve are only 48 miles (77 km) apart. The minimum distance between two Class B stations operating on the same channel according to current FCC rules is 150 miles (240 km). Both stations use directional antennas to reduce their signals toward each other.
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- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WQXA
- Radio-Locator information on WQXA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQXA
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