Jun 8, 2010

WOXM, Classical 90.1 in Vermont, takes to the airwaves

There's a new pubradio music station today: Vermont Public Radio's Classical 90.1 WOXM, which signed on this morning (June 8). It launched with a performance by pianist Annemieke Spoelstra live from Middlebury College. The station brings VPR Classical to more than 83,000 listeners in most of Addison County. VPR also finalized its purchase in May of WCVR 102.1 FM, based in Randolph; that should begin broadcast this summer, also as VPR Classical. It's Vermont’s only classical music network featuring local hosts. Station spokesperson Michelle Jeffery told Current the station has been in the process of bolstering its classical offerings since 2007, when VPR split its news and music services. It received a license to build a full-power transmitter that year and completed a successful capital drive to fund that $350,000 project for WOXM.

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