The NCNow Survey is an unscientific poll of visitors to NorthCountryNow.com who choose to participate.
This week’s question:
If voting were today, which candidate would you choose for North Country Congressman?
Take the NCNow Survey
Results will be posted Monday, Sept. 22.
Last week's question:
18.6 % -- NORTH COUNTRY PUBLIC RADIO, 89.5, WSLU, St. Lawrence University, Canton.
14.8% -- Q-COUNTRY, 102.9, WNCQ, country, Morristown.
9.2% -- B99.3, WSNN, 1980s music, Potsdam.
7.7% -- PAC-98.7, 98.7, WPAC, oldies, Ogdensburg.
6.7% -- THE FOX, 101.5, WRCD, mainstream rock, Canton
5.8% -- WMSA, 1340, news and oldies, Massena.
5.6% -- THE NORTH COUNTRY’S NEWS & TALK AUTHORITY, 92.7, WQTK, Ogdensburg.
5.6% -- All Canadian radio stations
4.7% -- Sirius Radio
4.4% --The Wolf, 95.3, WLFK, country, Gouverneur.
4.1% -- YES-FM, 96.7, WYSX, contemporary hits, Morristown.
2.1% -- Mars Hill Radio, 90.1 and 94.7, contemporary Christian.
1.6% -- WSLJ 88.9, St. Lawrence University, student station
1.6% -- FROGGY, 97.5, Watertown, country
1.2 % -- PUBLIC RADIO REMIX, WREM, 88.7, Canton.
1.1% -- 96.1, WVLF, adult contemporary, Norwood.
1.1% ---97.3, CKON, Native American, country format, Cornwall, Ont.
1% -- WYBG, 1050, news and talk, daylight hours only, Massena.
1% --The Source, 91.1, WTSC, student station, Clarkson University.
.7% -- WSLB, 1400, ESPN Radio, Ogdensburg.
.7% -- WPDM, 1470, CBS Sports Radio, daylight hours only, Potsdam.
.3% -- WRVJ, 91.7 SUNY, Public Radio
.3% -- WCIZ, 93.3 Northern NY Best Choice for Classic Hits
Total responses: 608
Total comments: 131
Some responses posted on Sept. 12 were omitted due to multiple votes for one radio station in a short period of time that far exceeded the average number per day received for the rest of the seven-day survey period.
Here are your comments
96.7 no question is the best. Merz in the morning is great and they give away good prizes! But Kelly is just pain annoying!! I want to scream every time she says "just saying" which is all the time!! But everyone else is great
9/14/2014 10:34 PM
WPDM FM,my favorite until it was sold and now I'm lost as no other radio station seems like home… ugh.
9/14/2014 10:20 PM
Ordering my call number would have been a good idea!
9/14/2014 10:02 PM
Used to listen to 96.7 - not since Ethan Shantie started - he is not enjoyable to listen to - makes way too many mistakes and his laugh is very annoying - Dave Mertz is very good though.
9/14/2014 9:21 PM
K-LOVE 90.1 Watertown &/or 89.7 Plattsburgh
9/14/2014 8:54 PM
An absolutely wonderful station with a great blend of music, local news and NPR coverage. A great asset to the North Country.
9/14/2014 8:36 PM
101.5 the fox from Massena 60`s 70`s tunes
9/14/2014 5:15 PM
Scott Dosztan rocks on the news at B99!!
9/14/2014 4:26 PM
Really... is this the most thought provocative question that the "news room think tank" could have come up with this week? I assume the context ideation could have been "what is your favorite color leaves for fall". A few weeks ago a mundane question was posed of this nature and I noticed the editor's comment section stated "many replies of this weeks question were edited due to irresponsible remarks from the reader " or of that sort! In general reference may I take the liberty to say the replies were assumingly not implied as sarcasm, maybe only to the context of constructive suggestion. You may want to consider this viewpoint from your important readers as your news format as a whole is very informative and the team do their jobs very well. Thanks for taking the time to consider anyway as it is meant in a respectful manner as there are many issues that need public feedback.
9/14/2014 2:08 PM
WPDM lost my vote when they changed. Can't even good news coverage any more.
9/14/2014 1:48 PM
It used to be WPDM for YEARS. But when they changed to 80's rock and changed everything no more.
9/14/2014 10:57 AM
9/14/2014 9:51 AM
WPDM was the best!!! Some of us can't get WMSA. If you live in places like Parishville, Hopkinton, Nichoville you can't get good country radio stations. You can only get CKON once in awhile. They ruined Potsdam radio station!
9/14/2014 8:37 AM
All are propaganda networks that are paid for by the agenda of each
9/14/2014 12:49 AM
I don't listen to the radio any more now that WPDM doesn't have local news & obituaries.
9/13/2014 10:06 PM
I like classical music and we have no stations that play this type of music.
9/13/2014 9:04 PM
I enjoy Todd and the morning crew. Enjoy rest of the day as we.
9/13/2014 4:41 PM
9/13/2014 3:31 PM
106.9 the Bear used to be my favorite...
9/13/2014 1:51 PM
9/13/2014 1:43 PM
Best source for news and in-depth coverage of both local and national events.
9/13/2014 12:57 PM
The only station to play and air local and live Indy Music! No major record label needed!
9/13/2014 10:42 AM
Love Wolfman Ray!
9/13/2014 10:38 AM
NCPR All day, everyday, except: 3-5 on Fri. and Opera on Sat afternoons.
9/13/2014 8:30 AM
It's sure not WPDM it sucks big time
9/13/2014 8:14 AM
Wish I could choose 2 others like WMSA and 96.1
9/13/2014 8:10 AM
I switch back and forth between 96.7 (which I voted for) and 100.3 Ottawa. I like Ethan and Merz in the mornings on 96.7, but switch to 100.3 if I'm tired of listening to some top 40s songs.
9/13/2014 7:08 AM
Sirius radio is the best. A lot of channel choices all in one with no commercials. I especially like the Patriot channel. Mark Levin is the best
9/12/2014 11:34 PM
Too many commercials on local stations, so that is why I like Sirius XM.
9/12/2014 10:02 PM
NCPR has a great mix of local and national news, good music and good talk radio. And, I still give them credit for 'being there' during the ice storm.
9/12/2014 9:26 PM
The best station ever!
9/12/2014 9:20 PM
Wolfman Ray is Awesome!!!
9/12/2014 3:12 PM
92.7 and Sirius are the only worthwhile options.
9/12/2014 2:57 PM
88.7 PRX is the best radio station anywhere!
9/12/2014 2:57 PM
What's wrong with including NCPR an NPR and PBS here?
9/12/2014 2:55 PM
NCPR every time
9/12/2014 12:14 PM
I picked B99.3 since I listen to it on the way to work each morning. However, equally awesome is WSLU (NCPR), which is the first radio station I have ever listened to in the North Country.
9/12/2014 12:09 PM
I like the old time shows like Gunsmoke Johnny Dollar, and X minus One
9/12/2014 11:58 AM
It's my "companion" day and night - when I drive (need some news/features, and when I stay up late (and need some music)
9/12/2014 11:04 AM
Only station I tune in.
9/12/2014 10:17 AM
Country girl; country music! Thanks, Q-Country.
9/12/2014 10:16 AM
Best station there is.
9/12/2014 9:52 AM
My Top 3 favorites are: NCPR FROGGY 97.5 and THE WOLF 95.3
9/12/2014 9:42 AM
NCPR is the best. News. Music. Entertainment. They tie the entire North Country together and cover a wide variety of issues.
9/12/2014 9:40 AM
Is there any other?
9/12/2014 9:30 AM
Pretty much the only station I listen to, with some CBC on the side. Always something interesting and different and no blaring commercials! I also support the station financially.
9/12/2014 9:26 AM
So glad college radio is still on the airwaves. Thanks Clarkson!
9/12/2014 9:26 AM
NCPR is the bomb! Intelligent, friendly radio for all.
9/12/2014 8:57 AM
NCPR! With 96.7 YES-FM second for the latest jam!
9/12/2014 8:52 AM
Why aren't we addressing some real issues, like "where did all the sales tax hike revenue to in St. Lawrence County?" Let's ask our legislators how come they have no clue how much money SLC even has, and why they haven't made cutbacks to deal with the deficit instead of just borrowing more? You know they're going to just hike our taxes again because they can't quit spending!
9/12/2014 8:46 AM
The local stations in Potsdam & Canton need to take lessons from the Canadian stations & play hits from today's music as well as music from the 90's and mix them up with what is already played by their stations. Listening to the same old music every day is boring, which is why I always listen to Canadian rock stations.
9/12/2014 7:45 AM
Love the Wolf man in the morning!
9/12/2014 7:01 AM
After Dave Cady they are all lame.
9/12/2014 5:55 AM
95.3 needs to send stronger signal so Massena can get it
9/11/2014 9:24 PM
Certainly not Potsdam B93. Ruined the station. Bring back the country and the news at regular times!
9/11/2014 9:15 PM
9/11/2014 8:16 PM
I get local news, sports, community support and great old music
9/11/2014 6:34 PM
WMSA was great comfort during the Ice Storm, providing vital information even when no power was available. All that and great music too, how can you go wrong.
9/11/2014 5:01 PM
We need more contemporary hits channels! All that is ever on the radio is country. I love 96.7!
9/11/2014 2:32 PM
B99.3 is a disgrace to the radio world.
9/11/2014 9:49 AM
I used to listen 98.7 but I don't anymore. Don't like to hear that guy with braces.
9/11/2014 9:37 AM
For years WPDM was favorite for our whole family. Now it is no longer geared toward people's wishes in North Country & lacks enough news. Such a shame to lose a long time favorite to new owner's changes for the worse.
9/11/2014 9:02 AM
I used to love WPDM especially the morning show, for news birthdays and anniversaries, but what they have now is a joke! Can't even stomach listening to it.
9/11/2014 8:33 AM
Actually Channel 59 (Willie's Roadhouse)
9/11/2014 8:28 AM
CBC Radio a close second!
9/11/2014 7:14 AM
Sirius radio- The patriot, Conservative news and viewpoints
9/11/2014 7:11 AM
105.7 K-roc out of Kingston, Ontario.
9/10/2014 10:33 PM
Where is 92.7 fm?
9/10/2014 9:48 PM
To the individual wanting to move to South Carolina to get away from cameras. Surveillance cameras are used there also. Maybe someone in law enforcement can display and talk to the communities at a community gathering the benefits of having surveillance cameras. Maybe this would garner more support. Then again maybe not. They are a good thing, I believe.
9/10/2014 8:01 PM
Q102.9 is my favorite. It used to be WPDM/99.3, but I cannot stand their current news (or lack of it) format or the 80's music.
9/10/2014 7:40 PM
No contest here!
9/10/2014 6:11 PM
Pandora and KYA 1260 From San Francisco
9/10/2014 4:42 PM
Also, 102.7, I think it's out of Malone.
9/10/2014 4:29 PM
The only station I listen to...at work…in the car I mix it up.
9/10/2014 2:23 PM
You liberals forgot one. It's 92.7No spin on that station.
9/10/2014 1:41 PM
92.7, so you can hear the real news instead of liberal garbage all day.
9/10/2014 10:09 AM
Pretty darn good station
9/10/2014 10:05 AM
My favorite used to be WPDM until they changed the station's music style, and the news reporting.
9/10/2014 8:29 AM
I also love Bob FM and switch back and forth.
9/10/2014 7:26 AM
College radio is good, but there's only one radio station I've loved for years and years--NCPR!
9/10/2014 2:16 AM
Used to listen to WPDM a lot until they change formats
9/9/2014 9:57 PM
9/9/2014 9:49 PM
Others include: WSLB 1400, WSNN 99.3, and WTNY 93.3.
9/9/2014 6:39 PM
WSNN is the last commercial radio station around here that does comprehensive local news
9/9/2014 6:13 PM
We only listen to Christian music.
9/9/2014 4:42 PM
I like the content on 92.7 but they are a joke sometimes the way they just "fall off" the radio and we are left with silence. What do their advertisers think about that?
9/9/2014 4:29 PM
102.7 Malone is the best station, but you did not list it.
9/9/2014 4:22 PM
Why can't we pick more than one? There's a lot of good stations listed but they are not in the county. Local radio sucks!
9/9/2014 3:25 PM
By far one of the best public radio stations in the US. Thanks Ellen and all the staff!
9/9/2014 2:11 PM
Great station, just too bad we didn't have more local news.
9/9/2014 1:22 PM
Love B99.3! Awesome music
9/9/2014 12:58 PM
I listen to Q Country 102.9 and the Wolf 95.3. They play the best in music if you like country. I used to listen to 99.3 before they switched to rock.
9/9/2014 12:18 PM
I mostly listen to XM radio, however if I didn't have that it would be Yes FM 96.7 or B993
9/9/2014 11:20 AM
WMSA, is turned on 1st thing in the morning then we listen to a few of the others on the list. But some we never knew about.
9/9/2014 10:23 AM
I love the local flavor! Lots fun and love the 80's!
9/9/2014 10:16 AM
92.7 is a decent talk station, but they are off the air too much, or running commercials and shows at the same time so you can't understand who is saying what.
9/9/2014 10:15 AM
It used to be 106.9 The Bear, now I had to switch to country because it's the only decent station around anymore besides 101.5.
9/9/2014 9:50 AM
It is so nice to hear conversation, news and even swap n shop! Traditional radio!
9/9/2014 8:43 AM
And a close 2nd- B99.3
9/9/2014 8:38 AM
Where is 94.1 WOTT
9/9/2014 8:11 AM
So sorry WPDM has chosen to ignore the baby boomers, the only local generation that would listen locally. Thank goodness for WMSA and their oldies... and for including Potsdam news.
9/9/2014 8:05 AM
Heads and shoulders above the rest: NCPR!
9/9/2014 7:41 AM
NCPR is the best! Intelligent radio!
9/9/2014 6:51 AM
NCPR by far!
9/9/2014 5:03 AM
NCPR All the way, baby!
9/8/2014 9:55 PM
9/8/2014 7:47 PM
Bring back mike savage!
9/8/2014 7:41 PM
Nothing good since they changed 106.9 the bear. 94.1 barely comes in.
9/8/2014 5:40 PM
Here we go with another mundane question for us to "deeply ponder over. " Might want to stay tuned to next weeks question that is assumingly geared to maybe Watertown's signal on if we tune in to WWNY on a regular basis? Really? Raise the ba" if you are going to provide a service at least make it cross-section to match readers intellect.
9/8/2014 3:56 PM
Sirius so I don't have to listen to some lame DJ
9/8/2014 3:47 PM
WSNN-FM was the best, until that got screwed up.
9/8/2014 2:28 PM
Pac 98 or NCPR
9/8/2014 2:17 PM
I like soft rock. I like 96.1 but also like 98.7 except toward Christmas time. I mean I like some Christmas songs but not constantly. There should be a good mix.
9/8/2014 1:58 PM
9/8/2014 1:09 PM
I like the 80s format on 99.3 a lot. I also really like CHEZ 106 from Ottawa
9/8/2014 12:44 PM
I like/listen to both Q102.9 and YES96.7 equally.
9/8/2014 12:34 PM
My favorite used to be WPDM but since the disastrous 80's theme took over this once-beloved station, I can't tolerate listening to it! Most from the 80's generation have moved away to find jobs --- it's a mystery who the listeners may be!
9/8/2014 12:22 PM
None , I listen to Satelite Radio, no commercials all music.
9/8/2014 12:03 PM
None. Have to listen to satellite radio to get anything good.
9/8/2014 11:42 AM
You have got to be joking!
9/8/2014 11:18 AM
NCPR and 101.5 the Fox (had to get my #2 in there also) :) I also listen to 88.7 Public Radio Remix, PAC 98.7, and WQTK. But mostly NPR. I wish you had designed your survey so that a person could select more than one, or rank their choices.
9/8/2014 11:09 AM
I almost never listen to the radio; canned garbage that I don't need. On occasion I will listen to Public Radio remix, but not often. Even NCPR is boring, especially the music shows that they have had on now for years.
9/8/2014 10:57 AM
Mostly SIRIUS XM Willies Roadhouse
9/8/2014 10:41 AM
Like pac/the fox/shey106.1-etc.--oldies-lots
9/8/2014 9:38 AM
I never listen to radio.
9/8/2014 9:34 AM
None are my favorite, although I do listen to a few things on NCPR. The rest of them are jokes...just the same old canned music...over and over again. What we really need is a station that plays music from the 1940's and 1950's. Anyone in radio land listening?
9/8/2014 9:16 AM
We wake up to Bob & Tom every morning
9/8/2014 9:01 AM
Usually listen to satellite radio -- "Willie's Roadhouse" or "Bluegrass Junction", Siriumxm
9/8/2014 8:14 AM
92.7, and if they'd get rid of Imus and put on all 3 hours of Glenn Beck I'd like it even better!
9/8/2014 7:58 AM
No one on the air today has a live Local news station since WPDM changed the format. It is pity.
9/8/2014 7:56 AM
92. is the best!
9/8/2014 7:45 AM