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City of license Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Broadcast area Aquidneck Island
Branding Your Sound Foundation
Frequency 90.7 MHz/Channel 214
First air date October 16, 1972
Format Classical music
ERP 360 watts
HAAT 24 meters
Class A
Facility ID 53078
Transmitter coordinates 41°36′6.00″N 71°16′20.00″W / 41.6016667°N 71.2722222°W / 41.6016667; -71.2722222
Callsign meaning John Hugh Diman (school's founder)
Owner Portsmouth Abbey School

WJHD (90.7 FM) is a non-profit non-commercial educational high school radio station broadcasting from a studio located in the school's science building. Licensed to Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA, the station serves the Aquidneck Island area. The station is owned and operated by Portsmouth Abbey School, a Benedictine institution.[1][2]


WJHD-FM first went into service on October 16, 1972. Father Geoffrey Chase served as the station trustee during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. In the late 80s to early nineties, the station operated on a transmitter operating at 360 watts. While this can be consideted as low powered, the proximity to Narragansett Bay allowed for reception in Rhode Island, southern Massachutes and Eastern Connecticut. During most of those years, the station was only operational nights and weekends, playing classical music.[citation needed]

In 1999, Father Edmund assumed responsibility for managing the staff and setting the operating hours. Debuting "The Blue Monk," Edmund's show played requests for faculty, parents, and members of the Rhode Island State Police who were listening while on patrol.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "WJHD Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Radio/TV - Radio in Portsmouth:WJHD-FM". Rhode Island Roads Magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 

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