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City of license Nantucket, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Cape Cod
Frequency 89.5 MHz
Format Classical
ERP 500 watts
HAAT 36 meters
Class A
Facility ID 87830
Transmitter coordinates 41°17′6.00″N 70°8′39.00″W / 41.2850000°N 70.1441667°W / 41.2850000; -70.1441667
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 broadcasts the NPR programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered and classical music the rest of the day.

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]

On June 19, 2014 WNCK dropped its simulcast with WCRB and added the NPR programs "Morning Edition" and "All THings Considred" while airing classical music the rest of the day and all weekend.[4]


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