The Point
Broadcast area
Northern Vermont
BrandingIndependent Radio, The Point
Programming
FormatAdult album alternative
Ownership
OwnerNortheast Broadcasting
Coverage
StationsSee § Frequencies
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitepointfm.com

The Point ("Independent Radio, The Point") is a radio network operating in the state of Vermont. The station first signed on as a single frequency local Montpelier station (WNCS) in 1977. It was started by Jeb Spaulding who later served as Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, State Treasurer of Vermont, and Secretary of Administration under Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Although at that time there was no designated Adult Album Alternative format, The Point's programming format has been solidly Adult album alternative/progressive rock for its entire history.

The Point has won numerous national awards over the course of its history, including trade publication Radio and Records' AAA Station of the Year (markets 101+) in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, which was the publication's final year of operation. In 2008, The Point was inducted into the trade publication F.M.Q.B.'s Hall Of Fame for AAA Stations in markets 51 and smaller, and in 2013 The Point was named F.M.Q.B.'s AAA Station of the Year (markets 50+).

Frequencies

The Point broadcasts on six FM and one AM. They are:

Call sign Frequency City of license State Facility ID Class Power
(W)
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
First air date Broadcast area Former call signs
WIFY 93.7 FM Addison Vermont 83867 C3 21,000 108 m (354 ft) 2014 Addison
Middlebury
Burlington
WWFY (1996-1999)
WRRO (1999-2001)
WXAL-FM (2001-2005)
WUSX (2005-2010)
WDOT 95.7 FM Danville Vermont 4001 A 3,800 75 m (246 ft) 1989 Danville
Saint Johnsbury
WSHX (1989-1999)
WFAD 1490 AM Middlebury Vermont 53612 C 1,000 (unlimited) 2016 Middlebury
WNCS[a] 104.7 FM Montpelier Vermont 43655 C2 1,900 634 m (2,080 ft) 1977 Montpelier
Burlington

Notes:

Broadcast translators of The Point
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license State Facility ID Rebroadcasts
W227AQ 93.3 Burlington Vermont 145050 WNCS
W266CU 101.1 Middlebury Vermont 154466 WFAD
W262AA 100.3 Montpelier Vermont 43656 WNCS

All of the stations are owned by Montpelier Broadcasting Inc., which, in turn, is owned by Northeast Broadcasting, Inc., (based in Bedford, New Hampshire), which also owns WCAT and WWMP in Burlington; WSKI in Montpelier; and other stations in Manchester, New Hampshire, in Andover, Athol, and Gardner, Massachusetts, and in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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