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WXLM
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City of license Montauk, New York
Broadcast area New London, Connecticut, eastern Long Island
Branding News/Talk 104.7 FM
Frequency 104.7 MHz
First air date 1993
Format News/Talk
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 96 meters
Class A
Facility ID 7996
Former callsigns WBEA (1993-2001)
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations WMOS, WQGN, WSUB
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wxlm.fm

WXLM (News/Talk 104.7) is a News-Talk station licensed to Montauk, New York and serves the New London, Connecticut area. It features Rush, Savage, and other conservative talk show hosts.

The station is owned by Citadel Communications and broadcasts at 104.7 MHz with 6 kW from a tower in nearby Montauk, New York.

On March 17 2008, WXLM switched frequencies to 104.7 FM. Sister station WMOS 104.7 The Wolf switched frequencies to 102.3 FM. No change to the format was made.

History

The 104.7 frequency first signed on in 1993 as WBEA, then based fully in Montauk. Initially, the station launched with an adult contemporary format near identical to that which had been heard on WHFM prior to its change to a relay of WBAB the previous year. However, within a year the format evolved to a Hot Adult Contemporary format with the Beach Radio name.

Beach Radio saw a level of success not seen by other stations located on the east end of Long Island as it rated not only in the full Long Island book on a regular basis, but in that of the New London, Connecticut market (where it had a city-grade signal) as well. Even with this, the various owners of WBEA kept Long Island as their main focus.

When then-WBEA owner AAA Entertainment purchased WBAZ and WBSQ in 2000, company began to realign its formats among its signals. After moving WBAZ to WBSQ's signal in May 2001, it was announced that WBEA would move to former WBAZ signal at 101.7 MHz with the 104.7 signal becoming a New London rimshot. During the interim period, 104.7 had the temporary WCSO calls.

In June 2001, AAA entered a deal with Mohegan Sun to program and operate the then-WCSO with AAA keeping technical operations. With the deal came a new format, classic rock, and the new calls of WMOS. AAA would later sell WMOS and sister WWKX in the Providence market to Citadel Broadcasting in 2003 for $16 million.

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