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City Richmond, Virginia
Broadcast area Central Virginia
Branding XL102
Slogan Richmond's Rock Station
Frequency 102.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 98.5 W253BI (Richmond, relays HD2)
First air date March 4, 1949[1]
Format Alternative Rock
HD2: Country "Big 98.5"
HD3: Contemporary Christian "The Journey"
ERP 20,000 Watts
HAAT 241 Meters
Class B
Facility ID 11961
Transmitter coordinates 37°36′52.0″N 77°30′56.0″W / 37.614444°N 77.515556°W / 37.614444; -77.515556Coordinates: 37°36′52.0″N 77°30′56.0″W / 37.614444°N 77.515556°W / 37.614444; -77.515556
Callsign meaning W (Richmond's) Radio XL-excellence
Affiliations Elliot in the Morning
Owner Entercom Communications
(CBS Radio East Inc.)
Sister stations W241AP, W253BI, WBTJ, WRNL, WRVA, WRVQ, WTVR-FM
Webcast WRXL Webstream
WRXL-HD2 Webstream
Website WRXL Online
WRXL-HD2 Online (HD2)

WRXL is an Alternative Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, serving Central Virginia. WRXL is owned and operated by Entercom Communications.[2]


On October 1, 2012, WRXL rebranded from "102.1 The X" back to "XL 102", WRXL's branding from 1976 to 2002.[3]

On November 1, 2017, iHeartMedia announced that WRXL, along with all of their sister stations in Richmond and Chattanooga, will be sold to Entercom due to that company's merger with CBS Radio.[4] The sale was completed on December 19, 2017.[5]

HD Radio[edit]

WRXL also broadcasts two HD subchannels:

  • WRXL-HD2 carries a country station, called "Big 98.5 Country", which is designed to feed the translator W253BI at 98.5 FM. The station premiered July 27, 2015.
  • WRXL-HD3 retransmits "The Journey" (WRVL, Lynchburg), playing contemporary Christian music.[6]


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