WANC

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WANC
City Ticonderoga, New York
Broadcast area Glens Falls/Plattsburgh/Burlington
Branding WAMC, Northeast Public Radio
Frequency 103.9 MHz
First air date 1982
Format Public Radio
ERP 1,550 watts
HAAT 116 meters
Class A
Facility ID 70842
Transmitter coordinates 43°49′55.00″N 73°24′28.00″W / 43.8319444°N 73.4077778°W / 43.8319444; -73.4077778
Callsign meaning W Adirondack North Country (variation of WAMC)
Former callsigns WXTY (1982-1990)
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner WAMC, Inc.
Website http://www.wamc.org/

WANC is a public radio station licensed to Ticonderoga, New York and owned by WAMC, Inc. The station broadcasts at 103.9 MHz at 1,550 watts effective radiated power, and is a repeater of WAMC-FM serving the southern Champlain Valley.

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WANC originally signed on in 1982 as WXTY as a sister to WIPS, with a Top 40 radio format. However, the station was only a rimshot into major nearby cities. It was never significant in either Burlington, Vermont or Plattsburgh, New York due to the presence of several other top 40 stations at the time, including WGFB "B100", WQCR "Q99" and upstart WXXX "95 Triple X".

In August 1990, Alan Chartock purchased WXTY from the then-owners of WIPS for $400,000. It became a repeater of WAMC-FM under the WANC calls for the southern Champlain Valley and Glens Falls/Lake George area.

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