Format change: 92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick, MD becomes simulcast of DC’s 102.3 WMMJ

102.3 WMMJ’s new logo

As of May 1, suburban DC-area 92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick, MD has flipped from sports to a simulcast of 102.3 WMMJ Bethesda, MD.  WMMJ tweaked its name to reflect the change: “Majic 102.3 and 92.7.”  Both frequencies are local grade at my home.

Strategically, the addition of WWXT makes sense, as WMMJ’s signal is fairly weak in the south and southeast suburbs of DC, where WWXT is strong.

The 92.7 frequency has been home of several simulcasts over the years.  From before I started DXing in 1999 until 2001, it was WMJS “Easy 92.7,” airing an easy listening format.  From 2001-2006 it was WBZS “La Mega 92.7, 94.3” with a Spanish format, simulcasting with nearby 94.3 WBPS Warrenton, VA.  The 92.7/94.3 pairing continued, under the WWXT and WWXX calls, when both frequencies began simulcasting 980 WTEM, DC’s ESPN Radio affiliate.  With WWXT now rebroadcasting WMMJ, 94.3 WWXX retains its sports simulcast with WTEM by itself for now.

WWXT previously aired monaural audio as ESPN Radio.  It is now stereo to better reflect its new music format.  Unlike WMMJ, WWXT does not broadcast RDS or HD Radio.

My Local FM Stations page has been updated with this format flip.

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