WNHI

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WNHI
City of license Farmington, New Hampshire
Broadcast area Portsmouth area[1]
Branding Air 1
Slogan Positive Hits
Frequency 106.5 MHz
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 2900 watts
HAAT 148 meters
Class A
Facility ID 86163
Transmitter coordinates 43°24′1.00″N 71°09′27.00″W / 43.4002778°N 71.1575000°W / 43.4002778; -71.1575000
Former callsigns WZEN (1998–2001), WMEX (2001–2008), WKHL (2008)
Affiliations Air 1
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Website http://www.1065wmex.com/

WNHI (106.5 FM) is a Christian Contemporary formatted radio station. Licensed to Farmington, New Hampshire, the station's transmitter is located in New Durham, and studios are located in Rochester. The station serves the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area, and is currently owned by Educational Media Foundation.[2]

The station signed on in 1998 with deep oldies format as WZEN, competing with WQSO. WZEN adopted the WMEX letters shortly after they were dropped by what is now WQOM in 2001. The WMEX call letters, which were also used during the 1980s on what is now 1150/WWDJ in Boston as well as WCLX in Westport, NY in the Burlington, VT market, refer to a popular top-40 station of the 1960s and 1970s on the present-day 1510/WUFC in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2005, the station adjusted to hot AC as "X106", but returned to a more mainstream oldies format as "106.5 WMEX".[citation needed]

On January 28, 2008, AllAccess.com reported that the station was in the process of being sold to the Educational Media Foundation for $1 million. When the sale is finalized, the station had been expected to change call letters and become the first New Hampshire affiliate of EMF's K-LOVE Christian contemporary music network.[citation needed]

On June 2, 2008, the station went out with the Righteous Brothers' "Rock n Roll Heaven" as its last tune. While the station changed its call letters to WKHL, implying that it would join K-LOVE, the station ended up joining sister network Air 1 instead. A few weeks later, the call sign was again changed, this time to the current WNHI.[3]

The WMEX call letters may re-appear again, as a construction permit for a station at 88.1 MHz in Edgartown, MA, will have those call letters.

Personalities[edit]

Former Rochester, NH[edit]

  • Gary James - General Manager and WMEX Morning Personality from 2002 - 2008.
  • Gene Vallee - 2002 Sales Manager and a D.J. voice of WMEX
  • DJ Shadow Walker - On Air Personality from 2005 - 2008

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Former Burlington, VT[edit]

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Former Boston[edit]

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