Radio SNHU is a student-run college radio station at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. It broadcasts online at radio.snhu.edu, Campus TV Channel 74, and locally on 1620 AM.
The radio station dates back to 1999 when it was named RadioNHC (New Hampshire College would change its name to Southern New Hampshire University in 2001). A group of students formed a student club in the spring of 1999 with the intention of launching a radio station. RadioNHC had its inaugural broadcast on March 22, 2000 and at the time was just the second college radio station in the United States to broadcast exclusively online.
After the name change to Southern New Hampshire University, the radio station needed a new name. A contest among the SNHU student body resulted in the name Radioactive 1620 being chosen and the renamed station was launched its 1620 AM radio signal in September 2001.
1620 Sports was launched in the winter of 2001-2002 with taped delayed and live broadcasts of SNHU basketball, hockey, and soccer games. The broadcast crew was made up entirely SNHU students and staff. In December 2002, the radio station did a live broadcast from Virginia Beach, Virginia, of the 2002 NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Final Four, where SNHU ended up as the runner-up for the national championship.
In 2004 after the graduation of several longtime station members, the radio station was renamed Radio SNHU in order to leverage its closer ties with SNHU. A complete station renovation happened during the Summer of 2004 and was finished in time for the fall semester. Shows now range from Matt and Dan's Sport Talk to The James Fuller Experience, which is a humor-filled hour of talk radio.
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