WKVT (AM)

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WKVT
WKVT (AM) logo.png
City Brattleboro, Vermont
Branding 1490 WKVT
Slogan Brattleboro's Station
Frequency 1490 kHz
Translator(s) W262CL (100.3, Brattleboro)
First air date 1959
Format Progressive talk
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 57781
Transmitter coordinates 42°50′51″N 72°34′56″W / 42.84750°N 72.58222°W / 42.84750; -72.58222
Owner Saga Communications
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
Sister stations WKVT-FM
Website 1490wkvt.com

WKVT (1490 AM, "1490 WKVT") is a radio station licensed to serve Brattleboro, Vermont. The station is owned by Saga Communications and licensed to Saga Communications of New England, LLC. It airs a mostly progressive talk format.[1]

The station has been assigned the WKVT call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[2] WKVT is simulcast on W262CL FM 100.3 in Brattleboro.

WKVT is part of a network of progressive talk stations throughout the northeastern Unites States that are owned by Saga Communications (others including WNYY in Ithaca, New York, WHMP in Northampton, Massachusetts, WHNP in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts and WHMQ in Greenfield, Massachusetts); these, in turn, were among the last progressive talk stations still on the air in early 2017. Because of the migration of most progressive talk shows to off-air platforms, Saga announced plans to begin dropping the format in February 2017; WNYY was the first to change,[3] followed by WHNP,[4] with most of the other stations in the network likely to follow.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ Reynolds, Nick (January 11, 2017). "A Progressive Talk Station Goes Off Air. No, It's Not A Conspiracy.". Ithaca Times. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ Lazer 99.3 adds second signal
  5. ^ Fybush, Scott (January 16, 2017). Prog Talk Fades Away. NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

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