WNYH

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WNYH
City of license Huntington, New York
Branding Radio Cantico Nuevo
Frequency 740 kHz
Format Spanish Christian
Language(s) Spanish
Power 25,000 watts (day)
43 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 29259
Transmitter coordinates 40°51′4.00″N 73°26′16.00″W / 40.8511111°N 73.4377778°W / 40.8511111; -73.4377778
Callsign meaning W New York Huntington[1]
Former callsigns WGSM (1951-2005)[2]
World's Greatest Suburban Market[1]
Owner Win Radio Broadcasting Corporation
Website radiocanticonuevo.com

WNYH (740 AM "Radio Cantico Nuevo"), is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Christian format. Licensed to Huntington, New York, USA, it serves the Long Island area. The station is owned by Win Radio Broadcasting Corporation, with studios at 131 Jericho Turnpike in Jericho, New York.

History[edit]

WNYH signed on as WGSM in 1951, founded by Edward J. Fitzgerald.[3] Over the years, the station has sported many formats and been owned by many radio groups. Under the former ownership WGSM sported an original Country Music format, with local band showcases on the weekend. Then the station simulcast WMJC 94.3 today's Best country; new ownership and GM approved the switch to becoming the New York area's first Radio Disney affiliate in 1997. WGSM lost the Radio Disney affiliation in December 2000 after WQEW became New York City's Radio Disney affiliate. At that time, WGSM began simulcasting the Adult Standards format of sister station WHLI 1100 AM.

In 2001 WGSM was sold to K Communications for $2.5 million. The format was changed to Korean language programming. Over the next few years, WGSM spent a lot of time on and off the air. In 2004, a Korean group was contacted by two local radio broadcasters, to lease the station. The two met in his Flushing broadcast center, and presented a proposal to Kwon and two associates to lease the station---then still known as WGSM, to flip it to country, with a secret formattics (A blend of Country-Rock) to be confidential until the station was announced operational again. The station was playing Korean language and music. The station was then sold to Win Radio Broadcasting Corporation and changed call letters to WNYH on 1 September 2005.

WNYH began playing an oldies format featuring music from the mid-1940s through the early 1980s.

On 21 October 2008, much of WNYH's broadcast day was leased to One Caribbean Radio, who previously bought time on WSNR 620 AM in Jersey City. Self-proclaimed "Global Mix" music aired sunrise – 10 am and 3 pm – sunset. Between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm programming varied and included infomercials, oldies music, Caribbean music, and brokered talk shows including former All the One Caribbean Radio programming terminated in late March 2009 for an unknown reason. They moved to WSKQ 97.9 FM HD2.

On January 1, 2011 the format was replaced by Radio Cantico Nuevo Spanish Christian format. It is now broadcasting 24 hours.

The station is licensed for daytime broadcast, to protect Toronto, Canada Class-A clear-channel station CFZM (until 2008, CHWO). However, it is authorized to broadcast at night at 43 watts which basically covers the greater Huntington village area.

See also[edit]

Radio Cantico Nuevo is also heard on these stations.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Long Island Radio History: AM Stations". Retrieved April 10, 2013. 

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