Friday, May 14, 2010

VPR Community Gathering in Randolph

After years of waiting, VPR Classical is coming to Orange County this summer. A few months ago Vermont Public Radio entered into a purchase agreement to buy WCVR 102.1 FM, based in Randolph, and the FCC recently gave the agreement a thumbs up. The closing will take place in late June, and we’ll be on the air soon after that.

This new frequency will bring VPR Classical to a large swath of central Vermont centered around Randolph, from Northfield south to Woodstock, from Route 100 in the west almost to I-91 in the east. The station will reach a population of approximately 93,000.

I’ll be in Randolph at Chandler Music Hall on Friday, May 21st at 4:00, and I hope you can join me to learn more about this major expansion of VPR Classical. You could make an evening out of it by also attending that night’s performance at Chandler, The Next Generation, which features outstanding young musicians.

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on VPR Classical, VPR, and public radio in general. Hope to see you there!

If you can't make the event, we'll be holding additional community gatherings in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details!

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