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WIKE logo.png
City Newport, Vermont
Broadcast area Orleans County; Memphrémagog RCM
Frequency 1490 kHz C-QUAM AM stereo
First air date October 12, 1952
Format Country music
Audience share 3.1 (Fa'06, R&R[1])
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 49400
Transmitter coordinates 44°56′28.00″N 72°13′35.00″W / 44.9411111°N 72.2263889°W / 44.9411111; -72.2263889
Affiliations Cumulus Media Networks
Owner Vermont Broadcast Associates, Inc.
Sister stations WMOO

WIKE (1490 AM) is a radio station located in Newport, Vermont. It currently broadcasts a country music format at 1 kw 24 hours a day. It is owned by Vermont Broadcast Associates, Inc.

WIKE, along with 29 other Nassau Broadcasting Partners stations in northern New England, was purchased at bankruptcy auction by Carlisle Capital Corporation, a company controlled by Bill Binnie (owner of WBIN-TV in Derry), on May 22, 2012. The station, and 12 of the other stations, were then acquired by Vertical Capital Partners, controlled by Jeff Shapiro.[2][3] Soon after taking over, Vertical resold WIKE and WMOO to Vermont Broadcast Associates.[4]

The sale of WIKE and the other 12 stations was consummated on November 30, 2012, at a purchase price of $4.4 million.[citation needed] The resale of WIKE and WMOO was consummated on January 1, 2013, at a purchase price of $760,000.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Montpelier-Barre-Waterbury Market Ratings". Radio & Records. 
  2. ^ "Carlisle Capital Corp. Wins Bidding For Rest Of Nassau Stations". All Access. May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (May 22, 2012). "Nassau Broadcasting Auction Results". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 24, 2012.  (updated May 23, 2012)
  4. ^ "Georgia AM Trio Sold". All Access. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 

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