|Owner||Southern Vermont College|
|Power|| 1,000 watts (day)|
85 watts (night)
|Airdate||September 23, 1953|
WBTN (1370 AM) is a news/talk-formatted radio station licensed to Bennington, Vermont. The station is owned by Southern Vermont College.
Progressive talk programmingEdit
The station carries a variety of community-oriented talk programming. They were listed as a Thom Hartmann affiliate.
The station was sold by Vermont Public Radio to Robert Howe in 2000, and turned into a commercial operation. Howe donated the station to Southern Vermont College in 2002 in hopes that the station would be the cornerstone of a communications program. During the five years the station was operated by the college, its operations have lost about $450,000. The college trustees voted in early 2008 to end direct operations of the station no later than September, with options including an outright sale or a lease of the station.
In May, 2008, a non-profit community group paid Southern Vermont College $100,000 to convert WBTN to a non-profit operation, while still airing local news, serving the local educational institutions and offering internships to college students. They’ll sell underwriting and seek public radio-like contributions from listeners.
- wbtn.com (currently inactive)
- Label for WBTN at ltradio.blogspot.com
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WBTN
- Radio Locator Information on WBTN
- Query Arbitron's AM station database for WBTN
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