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WAMC was founded in 1958 as an affiliate of Albany Medical College. While affilated with Albany Medical College, WAMC's primary purpose was instructional, but a set number of hours each week were alloted to non-medical programming such as musical performances and talkshows. WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern US states including New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Stations and translators are in ten locations throughout the region. WAMC's studios and offices are located in Albany, NY. WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International. Financial support comes from listeners who contribute annually in fund drives and other appeals as well as from underwriting by businesses, grant support for WAMC's National Productions, and governmental sources such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the New York S