Vermont Public Radio says its on track to expand its secondary classical service statewide this Friday.
VPR President/GM Mark Vogelzang told Radio World that today, Thursday, is planned for technical updates, after the Wednesday closing of its purchase of WAVX(FM), from Christian Ministries Inc.
VPR signs the station on 90.9 MHz back on Friday morning as WOXR. The addition extends VPR Classical to the greater Burlington/Plattsburgh region.
While the WOXR transmitter won’t initially be digital, an IBOC upgrade is planned for the winter, he said. “We’ll be providing an HD multicast service,” at that time also, Vogelzang said.
According to the VPR Web site: VPR Classical debuted in 2004 on 88.1 in Norwich and is currently available in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, Sunderland, Manchester, Bennington, Newbury and Middlebury.
VPR also recently started broadcasting at WVTQ, 95.1 MHz, in Manchester on a full-power transmitter, and at 93.3 MHz, using a new low-power translator in Rupert; both translators serve the southwest part of the state.
VPR Classical is also available via HD Radio mulitcasts in northern Vermont at 107.9-HD2 and in the Upper Valley region at 89.5-HD2. The service is also streamed online.