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City Bennington, Vermont
Branding Vermont Public Radio
Frequency 94.3 MHz
First air date August 21, 1978
Format Public radio; News/talk, jazz
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 34 meters (112 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 9310
Callsign meaning BenningToN
Former callsigns WHGC (1978-1997)
Affiliations NPR
Public Radio International
American Public Media
Owner Vermont Public Radio
Webcast Listen Live
Website vpr.net

WBTN-FM (94.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Bennington, Vermont. The station is owned by Vermont Public Radio, and is an affiliate of their News and Information network.[1] The station signed on as WHGC in 1979, airing an Adult Contemporary format. In 1990, the format was flipped to Album Rock, and the station's motto was "The Heart of Rock". In 1995, the format was changed to Top 40 as "The Mix", and the call letters were later changed to WBTN-FM in 1997. In 1999, the station was purchased by Vermont Public Radio as part of its effort to build a two-channel network.[2] While WAMC in Albany, New York has long claimed Bennington as part of its primary coverage area, VPR's purchase of WBTN gave this part of Vermont access to Vermont-based public radio programming for the first time.


  1. ^ Radio Stations & Coverage Maps, Vermont Public Radio. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  2. ^ Totten, Shay (2007-05-10). "VPR is making waves". Vermont Guardian. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 

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Coordinates: 42°56′53″N 73°10′34″W / 42.948°N 73.176°W / 42.948; -73.176