The Point (radio network)

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The Point
Broadcast areaNorthern Vermont
BrandingIndependent Radio, The Point
Slogan"Independent Radio"
FrequencySee § Frequencies
Translator(s)See § Frequencies
Repeater(s)See § Frequencies
FormatAdult Alternative
OwnerNortheast Broadcasting
(Montpelier Broadcasting, Inc.)
WebcastListen Live

The Point ("Independent Radio, The Point") is a radio network operating in the state of Vermont. The station first signed on as a single frequency local Montpelier station (WNCS) in 1977. It was started by Jeb Spaulding who is the current Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges and former State Treasurer of Vermont and Secretary of Administration under Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Although at that time there was no designated Adult Album Alternative format, The Point's programming format has been solidly Adult Album Alternative/Progressive for its entire history.

The Point has won numerous national awards over the course of its history, including trade publication Radio and Records' AAA Station of the Year (markets 101+) in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, which was the publication's final year of operation. In 2008, The Point was inducted into the trade publication F.M.Q.B.'s Hall Of Fame for AAA Stations in markets 51 and smaller, and in 2013 The Point was named F.M.Q.B.'s AAA Station of the Year (markets 50+).


The Point broadcasts on eight FM and one AM. They are:

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
m (ft)
Class First air date Broadcast area Former call signs
WDOT 95.7 FM Danville, Vermont 4001 3,800 75 m (246 ft) A 1989 Danville
Saint Johnsbury
WSHX (1989-1999)
WIFY 93.7 FM Addison, Vermont 83867 21,000 108 m (354 ft) C3 2014 Addison
WWFY (1996-1999)
WRRO (1999-2001)
WXAL-FM (2001-2005)
WUSX (2005-2010)
WNCS 104.7 FM Montpelier, Vermont 43655 1,900 634 m (2,080 ft) C2 1977 Montpelier
WRJT 103.1 FM Royalton, Vermont 37761 1,350 208 m (682 ft) A 1995 Royalton
White River Junction
Lebanon-Hanover, NH
WFAD 1490 AM Middlebury, Vermont 53612 1,000 (unlimited) C 2016 Middlebury
Broadcast translators of WNCS
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W227AQ 93.3 Burlington, Vermont 220 D FCC
W262AA 100.3 Montpelier, Vermont 100 D FCC
Broadcast translators of WRJT
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W299AM 107.7 Lebanon, New Hampshire 20 D FCC
Broadcast translators of WFAD
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W266CU 101.1 Middlebury, Vermont 250 D FCC

All of the stations are owned by Montpelier Broadcasting Inc., which, in turn, is owned by Northeast Broadcasting, Inc., (based in Bedford, New Hampshire), which also owns WCAT and WWMP in Burlington; WSKI in Montpelier; and other stations in Manchester, New Hampshire, in Andover, Athol, and Gardner, Massachusetts, and in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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