Station: 1390 WVAA Burlington Vermont, USA
Format: Classic Country
Featured Air Personality: Ken Gilbert (WAQY, WTIC-FM, WDRC, WDRC-FM, WKNE-FM, WDOT, WZRT, WVAA, WVTK)
Contributor: Ken Gilbert
Airchexx Entry: 1,452
“We help take away the stress”
Contributor Ken Gilbert is well known for his talents as a Top 40 jock – at WAQY “Wacky 102”, WTIC-FM and WDRC (AM) FM. But as this shows, he’s an all around personality who fits any format. From Oldies to CHR to this live Country format. Which brings up an interesting point. 1390 is one of those ‘graveyard’ frequencies where low powered community oriented AM stations traditionally went off the air at dusk or 11pm… or ran flea power after dark. In the post Telcom ’96 era, it is very rare to hear an AM station with a music format of any kind, and even more rare to hear a live or locally tracked format. Here, it’s both. Unique and professional sounding, not something you’d expect. But this IS Burlington Vermont, a market that probably needs all the help it can get. We give the station and the jock five stars, the only negative in this aircheck is that the recording has some distortion, likely caused by recording levels a bit too high. Otherwise, you’ll enjoy both Ken Gilbert AND the Classic Country format that will be a nice slice of at-work or at-home listening.