|City of license||Alexandria, Virginia|
|Branding||"ESPN Deportes 730"|
|Slogan||"Solo Deportes, Solo En Espanol"|
|First air date||1945|
|Format||Spanish Sports Radio|
|Power|| 8,000 Watts daytime|
25 Watts nighttime
|Sister stations(s)||WTEM, WTNT, WWRC, WWXT, WWXX|
|Affiliations||ESPN Deportes Radio|
|Owner|| Red Zebra Broadcasting |
(Red Zebra Broadcasting Licensee, LLC)
|Sister Stations||WTEM, WTNT, WWRC, WWXT, WWXX|
|Webcast||Listen Live to ESPN Deportes 730|
|Website||WXTR 730's Website|
WXTR is a Spanish Sports Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Alexandria, Virginia, serving Metro Washington. WXTR is O&O by Red Zebra Broadcasting.
WXTR itself signed on as WPIK back in the 1940s. For many years this station operated as the AM side to country station WXRA 105.9 FM & for another period as WPKX "Kix Country." For a time 730 simulcasted 105.9's next incarnation, classic rock, as WCXR. For a short while in the mid-80's, 730 was WCPT & featured a soul oldies format. It was also WRMR with a nostalgia format for a very short while (calls which were later used in the Cleveland, Ohio market). In the late 1980s the station flipped to a CNN news format, which was soon followed by a business news (a la the WBZS calls), brokered financial advice format which lasted until April 1999. Then, Mega Communications bought the station & installed a Mexican/tropical music format as "Radio Capital". The call letters changed again in October 2000 to WKDL, calls that were previously held on what is currently WFED-AM. This format, along with its' FM sisters, lasted until the launch of "Triple X" in July 2006. The WXTR calls were installed @ this point; the call letters were used in the past on different stations in the Washington area on 2 different stations (@ 104.1 FM & 820 AM).
On October 24 2006, Red Zebra filed an application to increase WXTR's power to 28,000 watts in the daytime & 20,000 watts in the night hours. The power boost would give WXTR coverage comparable to the other major AM stations in the capital. At present, WXTR is all but unlistenable @ night, since it must reduce it's power to 28 watts in order to protect clear-channel CKAC in Montreal. In addition, Red Zebra planned to acquire WGYS 103.9 FM in Braddock Heights, Maryland & WGMS 104.1 FM in Waldorf, Maryland via a recent acquisition with Bonneville International, but called the deal off weeks later.