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City Plattsburgh, New York
Broadcast area Burlington, Vermont / Plattsburgh, New York
Branding Big Hits Kool 105
Frequency 105.1 MHz
First air date August 22, 1994 (1994-08-22)[1] (as WEXP-FM)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 23,500 watts
HAAT 103 meters (338 ft)
Class C3
Facility ID 68692
Transmitter coordinates 44°31′31.00″N 73°31′7.00″W / 44.5252778°N 73.5186111°W / 44.5252778; -73.5186111
Callsign meaning W KOoL
Former callsigns WAEE (1993–1994)
WEXP-FM (1994–1995)
Owner Hall Communications
Sister stations WBTZ, WOKO, WJOY, WIZN
Webcast Listen Live
Website wkol.com

WKOL (105.1 FM; "Kool 105") is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. The station, which signed on in 1994 as WEXP-FM, is licensed to Plattsburgh, New York, United States, and serves the Burlington / Plattsburgh area. WKOL is owned by Hall Communications, Inc.[2]


The station was assigned the call letters WAEE on July 23, 1993; on March 18, 1994, the station changed its call sign to WEXP-FM.[3] The station signed on August 22, 1994 with an album-oriented rock and adult album alternative format under the ownership of UBC Inc.[4] and branded as "Experience 105.1".[5] After UBC ran into financial problems, Hall Communications, owner of WOKO and WJOY in Burlington, agreed to purchase WEXP-FM in February 1995 and assumed control on June 13, 1995;[5] on that date, the station was assigned its present WKOL call sign.[3] "Experience 105.1" programming ended on June 15, 1995;[5] on June 22, WKOL returned to the air as "Kool 105" with an oldies format.[6]


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-309. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "WKOL Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ a b "WKOL Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1995 (PDF). 1995. p. D-286. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Bailey, Craig (January 30, 1998). "WEXP 105.1 FM, Burlington, Vt.". The Poor House. Archived from the original on May 29, 1998. 
  6. ^ Donoghue, Mike (June 14, 1995). "WEXP sells for $1.1 million". The Burlington Free Press. p. 5. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 

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