Talk/Classic Country “1490 The Outlaw” WXTG Hampton/Norfolk VA will flip to a simulcast of AAA “102.1 The Tide” WXTG-FM Virginia Beach next week. The Daily Press reports that Chuck Hall is ending its LMA and scrapping its option to buy the station that operated from his Langley Speedway. WXTG featured Imus In The Morning, Classic Country, and Motor Racing programming to promote the racetrack, which suspended car races in 2016. Owner Davis Media will return the station to a simulcast of their WXTG-FM when the take over.
Langley Speedway’s Speedway Media Group is acquiring 1490 WXTG Hampton/Norfolk, VA from Davis Media for an undisclosed price. WXTG, which most recently had been simulcasting soon-to-be former sister AAA “102.1 The Tide” WXTG-FM Virginia Beach, flipped to a Classic Country/Racing mix on August 1 as Speedway Media Group began operating it via LMA. The new “1490 The Outlaw” is resurrecting a previous identity and format used by the station. Chuck Hall was GM of then 1490 WLRT prior to its sale to Red Zebra Broadcasting in July 2007 and is now the GM of Langley Speedway and the revived “Outlaw“. WXTG is carrying the syndicated Imus In The Morning and a local Saturday afternoon program from the speedway. The station will also carry programming from Moto...[Read More]
Update 8/1: 102.1 WXTG-FM flipped to a simulcast of 92.3 WTYD at 4pm this afternoon. Despite originally stating that 1490 WXTG will also join the Tide simulcast, the station will retain its “Game” Sports format without its local programming. The station carries Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick, CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome, and NBC Sports Radio programming. Original Report 7/30: Local Voice Media (formerly known as Davis Media) has agreed to acquire Sports “102.1 The Game” 1490 WXTG Hampton and 102.1 WXTG-FM Virginia Beach from Red Zebra Broadcasting. The pair will flip to AAA in the next couple days simulcasting LVM’s “92.3 The Tide” WTYD Deltaville/Williamsburg. The move will return the AAA format to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach market for...[Read More]