|Branding||Independent Radio, The Point|
|Format||Adult album alternative|
|Stations||See § Frequencies|
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+).
The Point broadcasts on six FM and one AM. They are:
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||State||Facility ID||Class||Power
|First air date||Broadcast area||Former call signs|
|WIFY||93.7 FM||Addison||Vermont||83867||C3||—||21,000||108 m (354 ft)||2014||Addison
|WDOT||95.7 FM||Danville||Vermont||4001||A||—||3,800||75 m (246 ft)||1989||Danville
|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
|City of license||State||Facility ID||Rebroadcasts|
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.