WCNH

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WCNH
Classical NH logo.png
CityBow, New Hampshire
Broadcast areaConcord, New Hampshire
BrandingClassical New Hampshire
Frequency91.5 MHz
WEVO 89.1 HD-2
First air date2011 (originally low-power 2004-2011)
FormatClassical music
ERP190 watts
HAAT144 meters
ClassA
Facility ID172814
Call sign meaningClassical New Hampshire
OwnerNew Hampshire Public Radio, Incorporated
Sister stationsWEVO
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://www.nhpr.org/programs/classicalnh

WCNH is an FM radio station airing a Classical music format, licensed to Bow, New Hampshire, broadcasting on 91.5 MHz. The station serves the Concord, New Hampshire area, and is owned by New Hampshire Public Radio, Incorporated.[1]

WCNH operates at only 190 watts due to the crowded state of the noncommercial end of the FM dial in New England. Its coverage area is effectively limited to Concord and surrounding areas of Merrimack County. To make up for the shortfall in coverage, it is simulcast on sister station WEVO's second HD channel. It is also streamed worldwide on NHPR's Website.

In 2000, Highland Community Broadcasting was created after New Hampshire Public Radio dropped all classical music programming. The group incorporated as a non-profit and applied for a low-power FM license in August 2000. In July 2003 the FCC granted a license to Highland, for 94.7 in Concord. After 6 months of raising funds, WCNH-LP was constructed and went on the air at 2 p.m. on February 29, 2004. In October 2008 Highland was granted a construction permit for a new non-commercial license for 91.5 MHz in Bow, New Hampshire. In October 2011 that new frequency was launched as WCNH.[2]

In June 2014, Highland sold WCNH to New Hampshire Public Radio, Incorporated for $75,000. The sale was consummated on August 19, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ WCNH fcc.gov. Retrieved November 10, 2012
  2. ^ About us Classical NH. Accessed November 11, 2012

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