WEHM

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"WEHN" redirects here. For the London-based German comedian, see Henning Wehn.
WEHM & WEHN
WEHN logo.jpg
City of license WEHM: Manorville, New York
WEHN: East Hampton, New York
Broadcast area eastern Long Island, southeast Connecticut, southwest Rhode Island
Branding 92-9 and 96-9 'EHM
Slogan Progressive Radio for Long Island
Frequency See table below
First air date WEHM: 2003 (as 92.9 WEHM)
WEHN: 1993 (as 96.7 WEHM)
Format Adult Album Alternative
ERP WEHM: 3,100 watts
WEHN: 4,300 watts
HAAT WEHM: 141 meters (463 ft)
WEHN: 117 meters (384 ft)
Callsign meaning W East HaMpton, W East HamptoN
Former callsigns WEHM:
WCSO (2001-2003)
WWHL (2003)
WHBE (2003)[1]
WEHN:
WVEH (1990-1991)
WQEH (1991-1992)
WEHM (1992-2003)
WHBE (2003-2006)[2]
Former frequencies WEHN: 96.7 MHz (1993-2006)
Owner Lauren and Roger Stone
(LRS Radio, LLC)
Sister stations WBAZ, WBEA
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wehm.com

WEHM (92.9 FM) is an Adult album alternative formatted radio station that is licensed to Manorville, New York and serves eastern Long Island. It broadcasts from a tower in Quogue, New York. WEHM's programming is simulcast on WEHN (96.9 FM) East Hampton, the station which originally had been home to WEHM when it was located on 96.7 MHz. WEHN's signal covers the easternmost parts of Long Island as well as a rimshot signal into the New London-Groton, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island areas.

Both stations are owned by Lauren and Roger Stone, through licensee LRS Radio, LLC, and broadcast from studios in Water Mill, New York alongside sister stations WBAZ and WBEA.

History[edit]

Amagansett studios

WEHM signed on in 1993 at 96.7 MHz licensed in East Hampton to East Hampton Broadcasting. Its ownership was made up of majority owners Leonard Ackerman, a local attorney and than Sony America Chairman Mickey Shulhof with minority interest held by such notables as Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley and others. The station's staff was filled with young but veteran staffers from the neighboring Nassau-Suffolk Arbitron market. Though the allocation had existed for several years prior, the station would sign on with an Adult Contemporary format until inexplicably changing to the eclectic-leaning AAA format. The AAA format was an odd match, given its limited audience and the fact that it was actually gaining significant listenership in the Hamptons with its then-current AC format.

In 2000, then-owner AAA Entertainment obtained a construction permit for a new FM station at 92.9 MHz licensed to Southampton. After several years of planning and development, the 92.9 frequency would sign on in June 2003 and would become WEHM's permanent home that July.[1] At that time, the 96.7 frequency took the WHBE calls[2] and took on a Bloomberg Radio format (a move reportedly done by the influence of Michael Bloomberg).

The two WEHMs would be united in April 2006 when WHBE quietly moved up the dial from 96.7 to 96.9 MHz and began to simulcast WEHM's programming. WHBE changed their call letters to WEHN.

On June 24, 2008, the FCC approved a change in WEHM's community of license from Southampton, NY to Manorville, NY.

Stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP/Power
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates
WEHM 92.9 FM Manorville, New York 52059 3,100 141 m (463 ft) A 40°51′18″N 72°46′11″W / 40.85500°N 72.76972°W / 40.85500; -72.76972 (WEHM)
WEHN 96.9 FM East Hampton, New York 18218 4,300 117 m (384 ft) A 40°59′37″N 72°10′19″W / 40.99361°N 72.17194°W / 40.99361; -72.17194 (WEHN)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WEHM Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "WEHN Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 

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