WBTN-FM

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WBTN-FM
CityBennington, Vermont
BrandingVermont Public Radio
Frequency94.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)93.5 W228BL (South Bennington, Vermont, relays HD2)
First air dateAugust 21, 1978
FormatFM/HD1: Public radio; News/talk, jazz
HD2: Classical
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT34 meters (112 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID9310
Transmitter coordinates42°56′53″N 73°10′34″W / 42.948°N 73.176°W / 42.948; -73.176Coordinates: 42°56′53″N 73°10′34″W / 42.948°N 73.176°W / 42.948; -73.176
Callsign meaningBenningToN
Former callsignsWHGC (1978-1997)
AffiliationsNPR
Public Radio International
American Public Media
OwnerVermont Public Radio
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.vpr.net

WBTN-FM (94.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Bennington, Vermont. The station is owned by Vermont Public Radio, and is an affiliate of their News and Information network.[1] The station signed on as WHGC in 1979, airing an Adult Contemporary format. In 1990, the format was flipped to Album Rock, and the station's motto was "The Heart of Rock". In 1995, the format was changed to Top 40 as "The Mix", and the call letters were later changed to WBTN-FM in 1997. In 1999, the station was purchased by Vermont Public Radio as part of its effort to build a two-channel network.[2] While WAMC in Albany, New York has long claimed Bennington as part of its primary coverage area, VPR's purchase of WBTN gave this part of Vermont access to Vermont-based public radio programming for the first time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio Stations & Coverage Maps, Vermont Public Radio. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  2. ^ Totten, Shay (2007-05-10). "VPR is making waves". Vermont Guardian. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved 2017-02-04.

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