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.
First air date March 7, 1968
Format Public Radio
Owner St. Lawrence University
Webcast NCPR Webcast (M3U)
NCPR Webcast (PLS)

North Country Public Radio is a National Public Radio member regional radio network headquartered in Canton, New York. The member-supported network is owned by St. Lawrence University and is the NPR member for 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 for the first time on March 7, 1968. It was a charter member of NPR; then as now it was the smallest NPR member in New York. It adopted the on-air name North Country Public Radio in 1984. In the same year, it built the first of several low-powered translators; much of the surrounding area was among the few areas of the Northeastern United States that was still without public radio. It began building full-powered repeaters in the 1990s.

It now comprises 15 full-power FM transmitters and 19 low-powered 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 Glens Falls in New York, as well as Burlington, Vermont.

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]


Location Frequency Call sign
Canton 89.5 FM WSLU
Cape Vincent 88.1 FM WSLZ
Peru/Plattsburgh 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
Indian Lake 105.9 FM WXLE


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

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