The Point (radio network)

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The Point
City of license
Broadcast area Northern Vermont
Branding Independent Radio, The Point
Slogan "Independent Radio"
Frequency
  • WNCS: 104.7 MHz (flagship station)
  • WDOT: 95.7 MHz
  • WRJT: 103.1 MHz
Repeaters see below
First air date
Format Adult Alternative
ERP
  • WNCS: 1,900 watts
  • WDOT: 3,800 watts
  • WRJT: 1,350 watts
HAAT
  • WNCS: 634 meters (2,080 ft)
  • WDOT: 75 meters (246 ft)
  • WRJT: 208 meters (682 ft)
Class
  • WNCS: C2
  • WDOT: A
  • WRJT: A
Facility ID
  • WNCS: 43655
  • WDOT: 4001
  • WRJT: 37761
Former callsigns WDOT: WSHX (1989-1999)
Owner Northeast Broadcasting
(Montpelier Broadcasting, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website pointfm.com

The Point ("Independent Radio, The Point") is a small 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 currently 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 (AAA)/Progressive for its entire history.

The Point has won numerous national awards over the course of its history, including Radio and Records' AAA Station of the Year (markets 101+) in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. 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 six frequencies, all FM. They are:

Broadcast translators of WNCS
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W227AQ 93.3 Burlington, Vermont 50 D FCC
W262AA 100.3 Montpelier, Vermont 100 D FCC
Broadcast translators of WRJT
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W299AM 107.7 Lebanon, New Hampshire 20 D FCC

All of the stations are ultimately owned by Steven Silberberg's Northeast Broadcasting (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.

External links[edit]

WNCS
WDOT
WRJT
Broadcast translators