WXXX

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WXXX
WXXX logo.png
City South Burlington, Vermont
Broadcast area Champlain Valley
Branding 95 Triple X
Slogan "Burlington and Plattsburgh's New Hit Music Station"
Frequency 95.5 MHz
First air date November 16, 1984
Format Top 40
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 72 meters (236 feet)
Class C3
Callsign meaning XXX নেকেট= Triple X (the branding of the station)
Affiliations United Stations Radio Networks
Owner Sison Broadcasting
Sister stations WVMT
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.95triplex.com

WXXX (95.5 MHz, "95 Triple X") is an FM radio station licensed to South Burlington, Vermont and serving the Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York. On air and in advertisements the station is known as "95 Triple X." The station is owned by Sison Broadcasting, and it airs a Contemporary hit radio/Top 40 format. Studios and offices are on Mallets Bay Avenue in Colchester, Vermont.

History[edit]

From the 1950s into the late 1970s the WXXX call sign was assigned to an AM station at 1310 kHz in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.[1] (That station is no longer on the air.)

On November 16, 1984, WXXX (95 Triple-X) first signed on the air. The first song was "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones. WXXX was at first authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to operate at 3,000 watts on 95.3 MHz. At that time it was owned by several well-known Vermont broadcasters including Howard Ginsberg, John Hughes and John Nichols. They sold the station in 1986 to a Boston-based company. It was subsequently sold again to Atlantic Ventures, another Boston-based firm. After that it was purchased by the owners of 620 WVMT in Burlington, Vermont. In the early 1990s WXXX upgraded its signal, increasing power to 25,000 watts and moving one notch up the dial to 95.5 MHz.[2] Although the station is licensed to South Burlington, WXXX's offices and studios are located in Colchester along with co-owned WVMT.

WXXX was the birthplace of many radio careers including John Brooks, Lana Wilder, Jon "Jag" Gray, Jonathan Channell, Mike Czarny, Michael Maze, Artie the One Man Party, Matthew "LA" Reid, Michael Mann, Troy Shannon, Keith Rice, John "Lucas" Grinnell, Scott Osbourne, Jeff Thomas, Lisa B, Josh "JB Goode" Goodman, Dena Yasner, Ken Benson, Rob Dawes, Skip Church, Walt Speck, Joe Taylor and Rob Poulin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Stations by City: Mississippi". Radio Broadcasting History. Archived from the original on January 29, 1998. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/finder?sr=Y&s=C&call=wxxx&nav=&x=12&y=2

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Coordinates: 44°30′32″N 73°10′59″W / 44.509°N 73.183°W / 44.509; -73.183