The Full Wiki

More info on WNCK

WNCK: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

WCRB logo (de facto WNCK logo)
City of license Nantucket, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Cape Cod
Branding 99.5 All Classical
Frequency 89.5 MHz
Format Classical (WCRB simulcast)
ERP 500 watts
HAAT 36 meters
Class A
Facility ID 87830
Transmitter coordinates 41°17′6.00″N 70°8′39.00″W / 41.285°N 70.14417°W / 41.285; -70.14417
Callsign meaning NantuCKet
Former callsigns WAZK (2001-2002)
Affiliations National Public Radio, Public Radio International
Owner Nantucket Public Radio Inc
(operated by WGBH Educational Foundation)
Webcast Listen Live

WNCK (89.5 FM) is a classical music radio station, licensed to Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA, and serving the Cape Cod area. The station is currently owned by Nantucket Public Radio Inc.[1][2]

It simulcasts programming from Boston's WCRB. WNCK formerly had translators at 93.9 in Hyannis, MA and 100.7 in Harwich Port, MA, but these were recently taken over by religious broadcaster WRYP.

Apart from being programmed by the WGBH Educational Foundation, which owns WCRB, WNCK is not connected with WCAI, WNAN, and WZAI, the WGBH-owned and operated Cape and Islands NPR stations.

Previously, WNCK was a simulcast of WGBH's primary radio service, offering a mixed-format of classical, jazz, folk, blues, Celtic music, and news. Upon the completion of WGBH's acquisition of WCRB on December 1, 2009, WNCK switched its programming source to that station in an effort to improve WCRB's signal. (Concurrent with the acquisition, WGBH's own classical music programming, as well as the folk and blues programming, were replaced with increased news programming, essentially rendering the simulcast on WNCK largely redundant to WCAI, specifically the WNAN transmitter.)[3]


External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address