WINX-FM Washington DC

96.3 WINX-FM Washington DC 

96.3 FM began back in the 1940s as Rockville Md. based WINX, as an FM simulcast of WINX 1600AM. It had the slogan, "Sounds like Washington", to reflect the station's local ownership. WINX was originally owned by the Washington Post during the 1940s and early 1950s. United Broadcasting Corporation bought the station in the 1950s and moved the station from Washington to Rockville. During the 1950s the station played a wide variety of music and was known as the "Rockville Music Library". In the early 1960s, with the popularity of the FM band still fifteen years in the future, the AM station switched to a top 40 format and took the FM along in simulcast. It was one of Washington's most popular stations. Station owners The Washington Post Company later moved WINX-FM to Washington DC and paired it with their established WTOP-AM and the calls were changed to WTOP-FM. For a while the station broadcast CBS Radio's early seventies "Young Sound" programming.

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