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Vermont Public Radio
Broadcast area Vermont and bordering areas of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Quebec
Frequency see table below
Repeaters see table below
First air date 1977
Format Public Radio
ERP WVPA - 290 watts
WRVT - 2,800 watts horiz, 2,500 watts vert
WVPR - 1,800 watts
WBTN - 3,000 watts
WVPS - 48,800 watts
WNCH - 100 watts horiz, 1,600 watts vert
WOXR - 2,700 watts
WVTQ - 96 watts
WVTI - 1,420 watts
HAAT WVPA - 568 meters (1,860 ft)
WRVT: 405 meters (1,330 ft)
WVPR: 657 meters (2,160 ft)
WBTN: 34 meters (110 ft)
WVPS: 828 meters (2,720 ft)
WNCH: 688 meters (2,260 ft)
WOXR: 327.2 meters (1,073 ft)
WVTQ: 731 meters (2,400 ft)
WVTI: 207 meters (680 ft)
Class see table below
Callsign meaning Vermont Public Radio
WVPA and WVPS are variations
BenningToN
Rutland VT
NorwiCH
W OXR (see above)
VT (postal abbreviation for Vermont) I
Former callsigns WVPA:
WBJU (3/19/1999-4/20/1999)
WBTN-FM:
WHGC (1978-1997)
WNCH:
WVPC (9/4-9/24/2003)
WOXR: WAVX (7/8/2004-9/26/2007)
WVTQ: WJAN (1990-2007)
Owner Vermont Public Radio
Webcast VPR Webcast
Website www.vpr.net

Vermont Public Radio (VPR) is a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont. In addition to locally produced programming, the station broadcasts programming from NPR, PRI, and American Public Media. VPR has studios in Colchester, Montpelier and Norwich.

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History

Vermont Public Radio first signed on in 1975 from studios at the historic Windsor House in Windsor. Despite criticism that Vermont was too small and too rural for a listener-supported public radio station, the network has expanded to eight stations on two networks covering almost all of Vermont as well as parts of New York, New Hampshire and Quebec. Since the mid-1990s, it has been one of the most listened-to public radio stations per capita in the country, despite being one of the smallest members in the NPR system and the smallest NPR member station/network in New England.

VPR

Vermont Public Radio's news and information service, branded as simply "VPR," carries most of the more popular news and talk programs from NPR, as well as several local shows.

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Local Shows on VPR

  • Vermont Edition with Jane Lindholm (daily call-in newsmagazine)
  • All the Traditions with Robert Resnik
  • Jazz In The Evening with George Thomas
  • My Place with Joel Najman

Stations

Station Frequency Class City Founded[1] Facility ID
WVPS 107.9 C Burlington February 25, 1981 69952
WVPR 89.5 B Windsor 1977 69951
WRVT 88.7 C2 Rutland March 13, 1987 69953
WVPA 88.5 C3 St. Johnsbury March 19, 1999 85029
WBTN-FM 94.3 A Bennington August 21, 1978 9310

Translators

WVPS

Translators of WVPS
Callsign MHz City of license Power
(W)
Class
Additional Information
W231BQ 94.1 Montpelier, Vermont 250 D FCC
W234BD 94.7 Bolton, Vermont 10 D FCC
W258AW 99.5 Middlebury, Vermont 38 D FCC
W258BJ 99.5 Island Pond, Vermont 35 D FCC

WVPR

Translators of WVPR
Callsign MHz City of license Power
(W)
Class
Additional Information
W223AV 92.5 Manchester, Vermont 10 D FCC
W227CA 93.3 Rupert, Vermont 10 D FCC
W233AR 94.5 Brattleboro, Vermont 10 D FCC
W258AZ 99.5 Newbury, Vermont 10 D FCC

WRVT

Translators of WRVT
Callsign MHz City of license Power
(W)
Class
Additional Information
W237BF 95.3 Middlebury, Vermont 38 D FCC

VPR Classical

Since 2007, VPR has broadcast classical music on a separate network. The main station is WOXR (90.9 FM), which is licensed to Schuyler Falls, New York and serves the Burlington/Plattsburgh area.

The former WAVX took the WOXR calls and VPR Classical format at 9:09 AM on August 31, 2007. VPR President Mark Vogelzang, when asked about the new call letters' origin, said that they were an "homage" to New York City classical music station WQXR.[2]

VPR Classical continues to air on its original full-power home station, WNCH (88.1 FM) in Norwich, as well as full-power WVTQ (95.1 FM) in Sunderland and WVTI (106.9 FM) in Brighton. It is also available on VPR HD Radio throughout Northwestern Vermont via WVPS HD-2 (107.9-2 FM).

Local Shows on VPR Classical

  • Classical with Cheryl Willoughby
  • Classical with Walter Parker
  • Classical with Joe Goetz
  • Interlude with Peter Fox Smith
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with Peter Fox Smith

Stations

Station Frequency Class City Founded[1] Facility ID
WOXR 90.9 C2 Schuyler Falls, NY July 8, 2004 78628
WNCH 88.1 B Windsor September 4, 2003 84441
WVTQ 95.1 A Sunderland October 3, 1990 54687
WVTI 106.9 A Brighton July 4, 2007 165996

Translators

WOXR

Translators of WOXR
Callsign MHz City of license Power
(W)
Class
Additional Information
W233BD 94.5 Burlington, Vermont 27 D FCC

WNCH

Translators of WNCH
Callsign MHz City of license Power
(W)
Class
Additional Information
W280CS 103.9 Hanover, New Hampshire 250 D FCC
W295AL 106.9 Woodstock, Vermont 100 D FCC
W295AU 106.9 Manchester, Vermont 10 D FCC

WVTQ

Translators of WVTQ
Callsign MHz City of license Power
(W)
Class
Additional Information
W266AK 101.1 Rupert, Vermont 10 D FCC

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Exact dates reflect the date on which the FCC issued a license for the station. The station will normally have been operating under program test authority for some months prior.
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott (2007-08-27). "NorthEast Radio Watch by Scott Fybush". FybushMedia.com. http://www.fybush.com/NERW/2007/070829/nerw.html. Retrieved 2007-08-27.  

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