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.
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.