The Shires Media Partnership Mission: The Shires Media Partnership, a 501(c)3 owner of 96.5 FM WBTN AM 1370, sees WBTN as the unique voice of the Bennington, Vermont region. The station’s programming and emphasis are to serve the community by being a channel for local voices to inform, educate, and entertain our listening community, on the air and over the internet. WBTN provides live, local and immediate relevant news and programming for our communities. It collaborates with community members and leaders to develop and broadcast locally produced content. It acts as the community on air platform for organizations and county-wide agencies to deliver their messages to the general public. From Entertainment to education and Disasters/Emergencies, WBTN is here to keeping you updated !