Coordinates: 44°31′32.1″N 72°48′52.4″W / 44.525583°N 72.814556°W / 44.525583; -72.814556
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Broadcast areaBurlington, Vermont metropolitan area
Frequency101.7 MHz
Branding101.7 WCVT Classic Hits Vermont
FormatClassic hits
  • Radio Vermont Group/Ken Squier
  • (Radio Vermont Classics, L.L.C.)
First air date
February 28, 1976 (1976-02-28)
Former call signs
  • WRFB (1976–1990)
  • WVMX (1990–1997)
Call sign meaning
"Classic Vermont"
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID58564
ERP1,000 watts
HAAT811 meters (2,661 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
44°31′32.1″N 72°48′52.4″W / 44.525583°N 72.814556°W / 44.525583; -72.814556
Translator(s)102.5 W273AM (Montpelier)
Public license information
WebcastListen live

WCVT (101.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format, branded as "101.7 WCVT Classic Hits Vermont". Licensed to Stowe, Vermont, United States, the station serves Northern Vermont including the Burlington metro area, along with Montpelier and St. Johnsbury. It is owned by the Radio Vermont Group, which was formerly controlled by NASCAR broadcaster Ken Squier.[2]


The station went on the air as WRFB on February 28, 1976,[3][4] and became WVMX on October 28, 1990.[5] On July 2, 1997, the station changed its call sign to the current WCVT.[5] When the station's call sign changed, its format did as well, and it began airing classical music.

In June 2014, Radio Vermont announced that WCVT would drop the classical format in July, citing the growth of the noncommercial VPR Classical network.[6] The station launched a full service classic hits music format branded as "101 The One" on July 1; ahead of the launch, the new format was described by owner Ken Squier as "a new adult service local to Vermont".[7] On September 28, 2020, the station re-branded as "101.7 WCVT Classic Hits Vermont", while retaining a deep-library classic hits format.


Broadcast translator for WCVT
Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W273AM 102.5 FM Montpelier, Vermont 140188 250 −1.3 m (−4 ft) D 44°14′40.2″N 72°34′35.3″W / 44.244500°N 72.576472°W / 44.244500; -72.576472 (W273AM) LMS


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WCVT". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "WCVT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "New FM Station Figures To Begin Broadcasts Soon". Rutland Daily Herald. February 8, 1976. p. 4:5. Retrieved November 23, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Stowe FM Station Plans Programming, Format". The Times Argus. March 5, 1976. p. 16. Retrieved November 23, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b "WCVT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  6. ^ http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermonts-sole-commercial-classical-station-will-change-formats Vermont's Sole Commercial Classical Station Will Change Formats
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (June 12, 2014). "WCVT/WEXP To Become The One". RadioInsight. Retrieved June 12, 2014.

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