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.
|City||South Burlington, Vermont|
|Broadcast area||Burlington, Vermont–Plattsburgh, New York|
|Branding||95 Triple X|
|Slogan||"Burlington and Plattsburgh's New Hit Music Station"|
|Format||Top 40 (CHR)|
|Affiliations||United Stations Radio Networks|
|Owner||Sison Broadcasting, Inc.|
|Operator||Vox AM/FM, LLC|
|WVMT, WCPV, WEAV, WEZF, WVTK, WXZO|
First air date
|November 16, 1984|
Call sign meaning
|XXX = Triple X (the branding of the station)|
|HAAT||72 meters (236 ft)|
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. Although the station is licensed to South Burlington, WXXX's offices and studios are located in Colchester along with co-owned WVMT. WXXX and WVMT were sold in October 2018 to Vox AM/FM LLC pending FCC approval; Vox began operating the stations under a local marketing agreement on January 1, 2019. The next day, as part of some major lineup changes, 95 Triple X began carrying Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. It is worth noting that in 2005 Elvis Duran referenced the previous morning show for copying Phone Taps and using them as their own.
WXXX was the birthplace of many radio careers including Jonny Brooks, Lana Wilder, Jon "Jag" Gay, Jonathan Channell, Michael Czarny, Michael Maze, Artie The One Man Party, Matthew "LA" Reid, Michael Mann, Troy Shannon, Keith Rice, Johnny "John Lucas" Grinnell, Scott Osbourne, Jeffrey Thomas, Lisa B., Joshua "J.B. Goode" Goodman, Dena Yasner, Kenny Benson, Robert Dawes, Skipper Church, Walter Speck, Joseph Taylor, with Marcus "Mark In The Morning" Esbjerg, and Rob Poulin.
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- HowardGinsberg, Birthday of 95 TripleX, WXXX-FM South Burlington, VT, retrieved 2019-01-21
- "WXXX-FM 95.5 MHz - South Burlington, VT". radio-locator.com.
- Vox AM/FM Acquires WVMT/WXXX Burlington VT Lance Venta, radioINSIGHT, October 15, 2018
- "WXXX And WVMT Make Lineup Changes Following Vox Acquisition". RadioInsight. 2019-01-02. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
- "95 Triple X in the Big Apple". radiodiscussions.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
- WXXX - Official Website
- Station info at Ontheradio.net
- WXXX in the FCC's FM station database
- WXXX on Radio-Locator
- WXXX in Nielsen Audio's FM station database
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