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.

WXXX
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CitySouth Burlington, Vermont
Broadcast areaBurlington, VermontPlattsburgh, New York
Frequency95.5 MHz
Branding95 Triple X
Slogan"Burlington and Plattsburgh's New Hit Music Station"
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
AffiliationsUnited Stations Radio Networks
Ownership
OwnerSison Broadcasting, Inc.
OperatorVox AM/FM, LLC
WVMT, WCPV, WEAV, WEZF, WVTK, WXZO
History
First air date
November 16, 1984
Call sign meaning
XXX = Triple X (the branding of the station)
Technical information
ClassC3
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT72 meters (236 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
44°30′34″N 73°10′57″W / 44.50944°N 73.18263°W / 44.50944; -73.18263Coordinates: 44°30′34″N 73°10′57″W / 44.50944°N 73.18263°W / 44.50944; -73.18263
Links
Webcasthttps://lightningstream.com/player.aspx?call=WXXX-FM
Websitewww.9riplex.com

HistoryEdit

From the 1950s into the late 1970s the WXXX call sign was assigned to an AM station at 1310 kHz in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.[1] (That station is no longer on the air.)

On November 16, 1984, WXXX (95 Triple-X) first signed on the air. The first song was "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] The next day, as part of some major lineup changes, 95 Triple X began carrying Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.[5] It is worth noting that in 2005 Elvis Duran referenced the previous morning show for copying Phone Taps and using them as their own.[6]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Radio Stations by City: Mississippi". Radio Broadcasting History. Archived from the original on January 29, 1998. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  2. ^ HowardGinsberg, Birthday of 95 TripleX, WXXX-FM South Burlington, VT, retrieved 2019-01-21
  3. ^ "WXXX-FM 95.5 MHz - South Burlington, VT". radio-locator.com.
  4. ^ Vox AM/FM Acquires WVMT/WXXX Burlington VT Lance Venta, radioINSIGHT, October 15, 2018
  5. ^ "WXXX And WVMT Make Lineup Changes Following Vox Acquisition". RadioInsight. 2019-01-02. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  6. ^ "95 Triple X in the Big Apple". radiodiscussions.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.

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