WUNH

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WUNH
City Durham, NH
Broadcast area Seacoast New Hampshire, Southern Maine, Northern Massachusetts
Branding 91.3 FM WUNH Durham
Slogan "The Seacoast Sound Alternative"
Frequency 91.3 (MHz)
First air date 1962
Format Variety
ERP

1,450 watts horizontal
6,000 watts vertical

haat = 78 meters
Class A
Facility ID 69327
Callsign meaning W
University
New
Hampshire
Owner University of New Hampshire
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wunh.org

WUNH is a non-commercial college radio station at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, New Hampshire. The station broadcasts alternative music, sports, and more to the community and surrounding area on 6000 watts.

History[edit]

The first radio broadcasts from campus were agricultural programs sponsored by the cooperative extension service. These were broadcast live over telephone lines to WHEB in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In 1930, a radio station was constructed on the third floor of Thompson Hall, the main administrative building, and students from the Speech and Drama Department formed the Mike and Dial Club (WMDR), producing live dramatic plays and a variety of other shows. In 1952, a new transmitter allowed the campus to send radio signals through electrical lines on campus, and WMDR radio was born. In 1958, the station moved into the newly constructed Memorial Union Building and in 1962 successfully applied for an FM broadcasting license for WUNH. The station signed on as a 10 watt FM educational at 90.3 in 1963.

In 1972, WUNH began FM broadcasting at 1750V/1750H watts and changed its frequency to 91.3. In 1997 the station received classification as a type A radio station, and began broadcasting at 6000V/1400H watts, allowing a coverage area that spans from southeastern to central New Hampshire and extends as far north as Cumberland County in Maine and south to Essex County in Massachusetts.[1] In 2004, the university installed a 300-watt digital transmitter for HD radio.

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Shows[edit]

Shows are run by UNH students and community members. General programming shows include a minimum of 60% new (released within the past 60 days) independently released music. Specialty shows focus on a specific genre. Currently, there are shows dedicated to reggae, classical, jazz, polka, country, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, world, folk, showtunes, hip-hop, electronica, a cappella and metal. WUNH also broadcasts a selection of UNH football, basketball, and hockey contests. Interviews of musicians and members amongst the UNH community are down regularly as well as giveaways.

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Coordinates: 43°09′22″N 70°56′24″W / 43.156°N 70.940°W / 43.156; -70.940