North Country Public Radio

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North Country Public Radio
Broadcast area North Country, New York and bordering areas of Vermont, Ontario and Quebec
Branding NCPR
Slogan Stories. Music. Life.
Translator(s) see below
First air date 1968
Format Public Radio
Owner St. Lawrence University
Webcast NCPR Webcast (M3U)
NCPR Webcast (PLS)
Website www.northcountrypublicradio.org

North Country Public Radio is a National Public Radio member regional radio network headquartered in Canton, New York. The member-supported station is owned by St. Lawrence University and serves the Adirondack North Country region of northern New York. Its studios are located in the Noble Medical Building on the SLU campus.

The flagship station, WSLU in Canton, signed on in 1968. It was a charter member of NPR; then as now it was the smallest NPR member in New York. It adopted the name North Country Public Radio in 1984. Later in the decade, it built a series of low-powered translators to expand its signal. However, as much of the surrounding area was among the few areas of the Northeastern United States without public radio, it began building full-powered repeaters in the 1990s. It now comprises 30 FM transmitters and translators serving the North Country, parts of western Vermont and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec with regional and national news, public affairs programs, and an eclectic variety of music. Major cities in its coverage area are Watertown, Plattsburgh and Burlington.

In May 2011, North Country Public Radio also launched WREM, a radio station in Canton which offers a distinct program schedule sourced from Public Radio Exchange.[1]

Stations[edit]

Location Frequency Call sign
Canton 89.5 FM WSLU
Cape Vincent 88.1 FM WSLZ
Peru 88.1 FM WXLU
Tupper Lake 88.3 FM WXLS
Watertown 88.9 FM WSLJ
North Creek 89.9 FM WXLG
Saranac Lake 90.5 FM WSLL
Gouverneur 90.5 FM WSLG
Bristol, VT 90.5 FM WXLQ
Malone 90.9 FM WSLO
Blue Mountain Lake 91.3 FM WXLH
Boonville 91.7 FM WXLB
Lowville 89.7 FM WXLD
Lake Placid 91.7 FM WXLL

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Ends, NERW Rolls On". NorthEast Radio Watch, May 23, 2011.

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