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City of license Burlington, Vermont
Broadcast area Burlington-Plattsburgh, Montpelier-Barre-Waterbury, Lebanon-Rutland
Branding Star 92.9
Slogan '80s, '90s & Today
Frequency 92.9 MHz
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 46,000 watts
HAAT 824.0 meters
Class C
Facility ID 35232
Transmitter coordinates 44°31′40.00″N 72°48′58.00″W / 44.52778°N 72.81611°W / 44.52778; -72.81611
Callsign meaning EZ Favorites[1]
Affiliations Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Vox Communications
(Vox AM/FM, LLC)

WEZF (92.9 FM band, "Star 92.9") is an English-language American radio station located in Burlington, Vermont. The station has an adult contemporary music format, playing music from the late 1960s thru now.

Owned and operated by Vox Communications (it was a Clear Channel Communications station until 2008), it broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 46,000 watts (class C) using an omnidirectional antenna. WEZF is the only full commercial class C radio station in Vermont. The advantage of having both the effective radiated power ERP and a transmitting antenna location on top of Vermont's highest mountaintop, Mount Mansfield, affords WEZF a tremendous reach throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Quebec (including Montreal), and some parts of western Maine. No other commercial radio station licensed in Vermont has a coverage area as large.

WEZF has usually switched to an all-Christmas music format in the weeks preceding December 25. WEZF went on the air on July 19, 1969 and was originally known as WVNY-FM; that call sign is now used by a local television station previously co-owned and known as WVNY-TV, which signed on the air before its FM counterpart. [1]. WEZF was unique in that the station was originally launched as an offshoot of WVNY-TV, and was never had a companion AM station. This unique situation made WEZF the first stand-alone FM station in Vermont. Most FM stations were originally launched by a companion AM station. The station originally had a beautiful music format, changing to soft adult contemporary in the 1980s, and retained the 93 WEZF branding. In 1995, the station rebranded as 92.9 WEZF and shifted to more of a mainstream AC station. By 1999, the station changed formats to hot AC as "Star 92.9" and returned to adult contemporary in 2003, when sister WVTK changed formats to top 40 as Kiss FM, taking the hard-edged content away from WEZF. Its WVTK sister now airs a gold-based AC format.

WEZF still broadcasts where once WEZF and WVNY originated from in historic Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, Vermont. WEZF, along with sibling stations WCPV, WXZO, WEAV, WVTK, WXZO, WCVR, and WTSJ, are involved with a pending sale from Clear Channel Communications to locally owned Vox Communications. One of the current principal owners in Vox Communications originally launched both WCPV in late 1994, and after that the radio station now known as WXZO.


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