North Country Public Radio

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North Country Public Radio
Broadcast areaNorth Country, New York and bordering areas of Vermont, Ontario and Quebec
BrandingNCPR
SloganStories. Music. Life.
FrequencySee § Stations
Translator(s)See § Translators
First air dateMarch 7, 1968[1]
FormatPublic Radio
OwnerSt. Lawrence University
WebcastNCPR Webcast (M3U)
NCPR Webcast (PLS)
Websitewww.northcountrypublicradio.org

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.[1][2] It was a charter member of NPR.[2] It adopted the on-air name North Country Public Radio in 1984.[1] In the same year, it built the first of several low-powered translators;[1][2] much of the surrounding area was among the few areas of the Northeastern United States that was still without public radio. Its first full-powered repeaters, WSLO in Malone and WSLL in Saranac Lake began broadcasting in 1989, with additional stations signing on in the early 1990s.[2]

It now comprises 15 full-power FM transmitters and 18 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.[3][4] Major cities in its coverage area are Watertown, Plattsburgh, and Glens Falls in New York, as well as Burlington, Vermont.[3]

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.[5]

Stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency Location ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
WSLG 90.5 FM Gouverneur, New York 2,000 63 meters (207 ft)
WSLJ 88.9 FM Watertown, New York 280 91 meters (299 ft)
WSLL 90.5 FM Saranac Lake, New York 600 107 meters (351 ft)
WSLO 90.9 FM Malone, New York 200 106 meters (348 ft)
WSLU 89.5 FM Canton, New York 40,000 91 meters (299 ft)
WSLZ 88.1 FM Cape Vincent, New York 2,000 92 meters (302 ft)
WXLB 91.7 FM Boonville, New York 100 107 meters (351 ft)
WXLD 89.7 FM Lowville, New York 220 80 meters (260 ft)
WXLE 105.9 FM Indian Lake, New York 590 −61.5 meters (−202 ft)
WXLG 89.9 FM North Creek, New York 200 608 meters (1,995 ft)
WXLH 91.3 FM Blue Mountain Lake, New York 78 527 meters (1,729 ft)
WXLL 91.7 FM Lake Placid, New York 100 −32 meters (−105 ft)
WXLQ 90.5 FM Bristol, Vermont 160 181 meters (594 ft)
WXLS 88.3 FM Tupper Lake, New York 110 433 meters (1,421 ft)
WXLU 88.1 FM Peru/Plattsburgh, New York 1,000 341 meters (1,119 ft)

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W204BJ 88.7 Old Forge, New York 19 54.6 m (179 ft) D FCC
W205BW 88.9 Paul Smiths, New York 55 25 m (82 ft) D FCC
W211BU 90.1 Keene, New York 10 −56.5 m (−185 ft) D FCC
W212BQ 90.3 Morristown, New York 55 46.1 m (151 ft) D FCC
W217AE 91.3 Alexandria Bay, New York 65 4.8 m (16 ft) D FCC
W217CC 91.3 Elizabethtown, New York 80 −176 m (−577 ft) D FCC
W219BG 91.7 Long Lake, New York 9 76 m (249 ft) D FCC
W224BI 92.7 Wells, New York 10 −129.2 m (−424 ft) D FCC
W228BO 93.5 Lake George, New York 8 384.2 m (1,260 ft) D FCC
W237BR 95.3 Schroon Lake, New York 110 −98.6 m (−323 ft) D FCC
W242AZ 96.3 Keene Valley, New York 10 −361.1 m (−1,185 ft) D FCC
W247BB 97.3 Newcomb, New York 10 68.3 m (224 ft) D FCC
W247BJ 97.3 Glens Falls, New York 38 14.5 m (48 ft) D FCC
W248BL 97.5 Speculator, New York 10 180.7 m (593 ft) D FCC
W262BO 100.3 Clayton, New York 90 36.4 m (119 ft) D FCC
W271AW 102.1 Jay, New York 10 −215.8 m (−708 ft) D FCC
W272BL 102.3 Carthage, New York 43 9.3 m (31 ft) D FCC
W282AV 104.3 North Creek, New York 10 −137.4 m (−451 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chaisson, Bill. "North Country Public Radio celebrates 50th anniversary", Lake Placid News. March 16, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "NCPR: A Brief History", North Country Public Radio. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "NCPR: on the Air and on the Map", North Country Public Radio. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "About NCPR", North Country Public Radio. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "World Ends, NERW Rolls On". NorthEast Radio Watch, May 23, 2011.

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