WXLC is an FM radio station that operates on the 102.3 frequency, based in Waukegan, Illinois. The format is currently hot adult contemporary. WXLC broadcasts throughout Lake County, Illinois and Kenosha County, Wisconsin. WXLC also penetrates the Illinois counties of Cook and McHenry in addition to Racine County in Wisconsin as well.
The station was originally known as WKRS-FM, but changed to WEFA in 1963 and later WXLC in 1981 which stands for "Across Lake County". The X illustrates "across." Its 2 towers are clearly visible on Route 120, east of US 41.
It has featured several formats over the years, but has never strayed far from top 40/contemporary music. Many Chicago area radio personalities and other DJs nationwide can trace their careers back to WXLC at one time or another. Nick Farella (1948–2005) was a Chicago broadcaster (WMAQ) as well as a longtime Program Director at the station.
For many years, WXLC was known as "Hot 102.3 FM."
Current On-Air Line Up:
12a - 5a Diane Ebert
5a - 9a Jimmy Novak & Lisa Tyler (Jimmy & Lisa Morning Show)
9a - 3p Frank Wright
3p - 7p Haynes Johns
7p - 12a Jason Cornell