WCVT

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WCVT
Broadcast areaBurlington-Plattsburgh
Frequency101.7 MHz
Branding101-7 WCVT Classic Hits Vermont
Programming
FormatFull-service classic hits
Ownership
Owner
  • Radio Vermont Group/Ken Squier
  • (Radio Vermont Classics, L.L.C.)
WLVB, WDEV, WEXP (FM)
History
First air date
October 28, 1990 (as WVMX)
Former call signs
WVMX (1990–1997)
Call sign meaning
Classic Hits Vermont
Technical information
Facility ID58564
ClassC2
ERP1,000 watts
HAAT811 meters (2,661 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
44°31′32.00″N 72°48′54.00″W / 44.5255556°N 72.8150000°W / 44.5255556; -72.8150000Coordinates: 44°31′32.00″N 72°48′54.00″W / 44.5255556°N 72.8150000°W / 44.5255556; -72.8150000
Translator(s)102.5 W273AM (Montpelier)
Links
WebcastListen live
Website101theone.com

WCVT (101.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a full-service 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-Plattsburgh market, along with the Montpelier-Saint Johnsbury market. It is owned by the Radio Vermont Group, controlled by NASCAR broadcaster Ken Squier.[1]

History[edit]

Current logo (Mar 2022) as a classic hits station

The station went on the air as WVMX on October 28, 1990. On July 2, 1997, the station changed its call sign to the current WCVT.[2] 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.[3] The station launched a full service classic hits music format branded as "101 The One" on July 1; the new format features what Ken Squier described as "a new adult service local to Vermont."[4]

On September 28, 2020 the station re-branded as 101.7 WCVT Classic Hits Vermont, while retaining a deep library classic hits format.

Translator[edit]

Broadcast translators of WCVT
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W273AM 102.5 Montpelier, Vermont 140188 250 D 44°14′40″N 72°34′37″W / 44.24444°N 72.57694°W / 44.24444; -72.57694 (W273AM) FCC LMS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCVT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WCVT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermonts-sole-commercial-classical-station-will-change-formats Vermont's Sole Commercial Classical Station Will Change Formats
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (June 12, 2014). "WCVT/WEXP To Become The One". RadioInsight. Retrieved June 12, 2014.

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