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CityFarmington, New Hampshire
Broadcast areaSeacoast Region
BrandingAir 1
SloganWorship Now
Frequency106.5 MHz
First air date1999 (1999)
FormatChristian Worship
ERP2,900 watts
HAAT148 meters
Facility ID86163
Transmitter coordinates43°24′1″N 71°09′27″W / 43.40028°N 71.15750°W / 43.40028; -71.15750
Former call signsWZEN (1998–2001)
WMEX (2001–2008)
WKHL (2008)
AffiliationsAir 1
OwnerEducational Media Foundation

WNHI (106.5 FM) is a Christian Worship 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.[1]

The station signed on in 1999 with a deep oldies format as WZEN, competing with WQSO. WZEN adopted the WMEX letters shortly after they were dropped by what is now WQOM (1060 AM) in 2001. The WMEX call letters, which were also used during the 1980s on what is now WWDJ (1150 AM) 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 1510 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (which has since reclaimed the WMEX call sign). 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 was 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.[2]

The WMEX call sign was subsequently assigned to a construction permit for a station at 88.7 MHz in Edgartown, MA (now WMVY), and is now used on WMEX-LP (105.9 FM) in Rochester and WMEX (1510 AM) in Boston.


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


Former Burlington, VT[edit]

  • Dennis Jackson - 1994, Owner (station is now WCLX)


Former Boston[edit]



  1. ^ "WNHI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott (2008-06-30). "Harrisburg's Bruce Bond Charged in Fraud Scheme". NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
  3. ^ a b c "440 Satisfaction Radio People, Radio Stations". 440 Satisfaction. 2008-05-13. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-10-12. WMEX

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