WBSX is an FM radio station licensed to the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, broadcasting to the Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Hazleton radio market on 97.9 MHz. WBSX airs an active rock music format branded as “97-9 X” (pronounced as “Ninety-Seven Nine X”.The station made a dramatic switch in 1994 to a rock music format.
The radio station first signed on the air in 1949 as WAZL-FM, the FM sister station to WAZL AM also located in the city of Hazleton. During the early 1970s, the station switched to what was branded as a “beautiful music” format (which was a form of Easy Listening or Elevator Music) and the call sign WVCD. The station was automated with no live DJs or announcers during this time. the station returned to a more current-based rock format under the call sign of WBSX, and branding as “97-9 X” with an alternative rock format (which was moved over from 93.7 FM). By 2007, the station adopted its current active rock format. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.