WXXX

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WXXX
WXXX logo.png
City of license Burlington, Vermont
Branding 95 Triple X
Slogan "Vermont's hit radio station"
Frequency 95.5 MHz
Format Top 40
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 72 meters
Class C3
Owner Sison Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.95triplex.com

WXXX (95.5 FM, "95 Triple X") is a U.S. radio station based in Colchester, Vermont, and licensed in South Burlington. On air and in advertisements the station is known as "95 Triple X." The primary format of the station is Top 40.

History[edit]

From the 1950s into the 1970s the 1310am WXXX call sign was licensed in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.[1]

On November 16, 1984, WXXX (95 Triple-X) signed on-the-air. Its first song was Start Me Up (The Rolling Stones). WXXX signed-on at 3 kW on 95.3FM. At that time it was owned by several well-known Vermont Broadcasters such as Howard Ginsberg, John Hughes and John Nichols. They sold the station in 1986 to a Boston-based company. It was subsequently sold again to Atlantic Ventures, another Boston-based company. After that it was purchased by the owners of WVMT(AM) in Burlington. In the early 1990s WXXX upgraded their signal and moved to 95.5 FM. Although the station is licensed to South Burlington, the stations offices and studios are located in Colchester along with co-owned WVMT. This radio station was the birthplace of many radio careers like John Brooks, Lana Wilder, Jon "Jag" Gray, Mike Czarny, Michael Maze, Artie the One Man Party, Matthew "LA" Reid, Michael Mann, Troy Shannon, Keith Rice, John "Lucas" Grinnell, Scott Osbourne, Jeff Thomas, Lisa B, Josh "JB Goode" Goodman, Ken Benson, Rob Dawes, Skip Church, Walt Speck, Joe Taylor and Rob Poulin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Stations by City: Mississippi". Radio Broadcasting History. 

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Coordinates: 44°30′32″N 73°10′59″W / 44.509°N 73.183°W / 44.509; -73.183