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Encyclopedia > KXXR
KXXR
93X logo
City of license Minneapolis, Minnesota
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding 93X
Slogan 93X Rocks
First air date 1960s
Frequency 93.7 FM (MHz) (Also on HD Radio)
93.7-2 FM KXXR-HD2 Comedy (HD Radio)
Format Commercial; Active rock
Power 100,000 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning 93X Rocks
Former callsigns WAYL (1960s-1980s), KLXK (1980s-1990), KRXX (1990-1994), KEGE (1994-1997)
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations KQRS, WGVX/WGVY/WGVZ
Webcast Listen Live!
Website 93x.com

KXXR (93X, 93.7 FM) is an active rock radio station broadcasting to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. It is owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which also owns KQRS and the three station trimulcast known as "Love 105". Its transmitter is located in Shoreview, Minnesota. Image File history File links KXXR_logo. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Commercial Radio Hong Kong is one of the two commercial radio broadcasting company in Hong Kong (the other being Metro Radio). ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... A webcast is a live media file distibuted over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... Shoreview is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ...

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History

Through much of its early history, the station was known as WAYL, airing a beautiful music format. When the format fell out of flavor nationwide during the 1980s, the frequency enjoyed success with several rock music formats. For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...


WAYL

WAYL signed on the air during the 1960s and originally broadcast on 96.1 FM. Later in the decade, WAYL was operating with a beautiful music format at 93.7, later adding an AM sister station when the owners purchased WYOO (980 AM) in 1976. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... AM 980 KKMS is a Salem Communications-owned radio station broadcasting to the Minneapolis-St. ...


WAYL-FM becomes KLXK, then 93X

In 1987, WAYL became classic hits KLXK, with the beautiful music format moving to 980 AM. KLXK was clearly influenced by another young station, WKLH in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which had recently adopted a similar format. KLXK enjoyed modest success, but rival KQRS had retooled their format to include a large amount of classic rock product, and also had the top-rated morning show in the market. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Classic hits is a popular music radio format, a variation on the classic rock theme that provides most of the playlist of classic rock with an addition of contemporaneous R&B and pop hits as well, striking a balance between the mostly 70s-focused classic rock genre and the more... WKLH (96. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett (D) Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ...


KLXK eventually decided to attack KQRS from another front. In 1991, 93.7 flipped to hard rock with the call sign KRXX ("93X"). Their co-owned AM station had earlier flipped to a similar hard rock format as KMZZ, initially airing the syndicated Z-Rock network for a time before briefly switching to a locally-based automated heavy metal format ("Mega Rock 980") and finally simulcasting 93X by 1993. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... Z Rock was a radio network based out of Dallas, Texas in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s that played heavy metal and hard rock music. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


KQRS buys KRXX, flips it to "The Edge"

Former 93.7 The Edge logo

Cap Cities/ABC, the owner of rival KQRS-FM, took control of 93X pending purchase (but not KMZZ, which was sold separately later) from Entercom on February 4, 1994. The selling price was $20 million, then a record for highest amount ever paid for a radio station in the market. Two days later, 93X began playing "It's The End of The World" by R.E.M. and repeated it over and over throughout the weekend. Confused listeners flocked in droves to the KRXX studios in Eagan, Minnesota that Saturday to see what was going on. Some listeners thought the DJ's were being held hostage and reportedly, more than 50 calls regarding KRXX were logged to 911. Finally, on Sunday at 8pm, 93.7 began simulcasting KQRS' weekly alternative rock show, "Over the Edge", leading the way for "93.7, The Edge", which billed itself as "Minnesota's New Music Alternative" The new KEGE-FM call letters were soon registered for the new station. The move to create The Edge was due to the growing popularity of modern rock format nationwide, and to thwart Cargill Communications' pending plans to roll out the format on the new Rev 105. The Edge came on the air almost two years after KJJO switched to country music, and it did what KJ104 couldn't - it became a massive ratings success. At one point, KEGE had the highest overall Arbitron market ratings of any modern rock station in the country. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... KQRS (92. ... Entercom Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the band. ... Location in Dakota County and the state of Minnesota. ... This article is about the year 911 A.D.; for the emergency telephone number, see 9-1-1. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ... Modern rock or Nu-breed is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... Drive 105 is an adult album alternative (Triple-A) radio station—arguably, a tiny radio network—serving the Minneapolis-St. ... KZJK (104. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


A station-sponsored annual concert known as the EdgeFest (later 93XFest) debuted soon after, and took place annually in Somerset, Wisconsin. It was so popular that even rival Rev 105 gave away tickets for it (though not mentioning the "Edgefest" name). When KEGE went back to being 93X and the "Edge" name was retired in the Twin Cities, the festival briefly continued as "Edgefest" and was later rechristened 93XFest. The annual festival in Somerset continued until 2004, when "93X Riverfest" replaced it. Somerset is a village located in St. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The return of 93X

Following the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that relaxed ownership restrictions, ABC purchased KEGE's rival, "Rev 105" in March 1997 and immediately began broadcasting hard rock on that station as "X105". Later that year, the two stations did a format swap of sorts, and 93.7 returned to being known as 93X, with new call letters KXXR, with The Edge's format moving over to the 105 frequencies and rechristened as "Zone 105". The Telecommunications Act of 1996[1] was the first major overhaul of United States telecommunications law in nearly 62 years, amending the Communications Act of 1934, and leading to media consolidation. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ...


93X continues to this day, and has enjoyed great ratings success as it helps protect sister station KQRS against budding rivals. This arrangement is often referred to in Twin Cities radio circles as the "Wall of Rock."


External links

  • 93X
  • TwinCitiesRadioAirchecks.com A site for airchecks of WAYL, KXXR's predecessor , and many Twin Cities stations from the 60'sand 70's.

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KXXR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (454 words)
This article has been tagged since February 2006.
93X (KXXR 93.7 FM) is a hard rock radio station broadcasting to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
It is owned by KQRS (in turn owned by Disney), who also owns Drive 105.
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