WWNH

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WWNH
Love Radio sign.jpg
City Madbury, New Hampshire
Broadcast area Dover, New Hampshire
Branding Love 1340
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date May 20, 1989
Last air date June 2010
Format Silent
Language(s) English
Power 250 watts
Class C
Facility ID 26343
Transmitter coordinates 43°10′22″N 70°55′00″W / 43.17278°N 70.91667°W / 43.17278; -70.91667
Owner Brian Dodge
(Harvest Broadcasting)
Sister stations WTIJ

WWNH (1340 AM, "Love 1340") was an American radio station authorized to serve the community of Madbury, New Hampshire, United States. WWNH broadcast a contemporary Christian music format to the Dover, New Hampshire, area.[1] The station was owned by Brian Dodge and the construction permit was held by Harvest Broadcasting.[2]

History[edit]

The application for a new AM radio station to serve Madbury, New Hampshire, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was filed in September 1987 by Harvest Broadcasting. This application was accepted for processing on February 25, 1988. The original construction permit for the station was granted on November 10, 1988, with a scheduled expiration date on May 10, 1990.[3] The station was assigned the call sign "WWNH" by the FCC on January 30, 1989.[4]

WWNH first went on the air May 20, 1989;[5] it applied for its license to cover on June 26, 1989, and the FCC accepted the application for filing on the same day.[6] However, Harvest Broadcasting had applied to the FCC in January 1989 for permission to move their transmitter location to its current location. The FCC granted the new construction permit on March 8, 1990, with a scheduled September 8, 1990, expiration date.[7]

WWNH operated under program test authority from the FCC pending further action on its application for a broadcast license. In the late 1990s, the station operated from "a run-down prefab house" in Madbury.[8]

After more than 20 years of unlicensed operation, WWNH fell silent in June 2010.[9] The station's license application was dismissed on August 8, 2017 after Brian Dodge did not comply with the terms of an October 2016 consent decree involving violations at other stations he controlled;[10] the WWNH construction permit was concurrently cancelled.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Brian Dodge Complaint". Boston Radio Archives. June 18, 1997. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BP-19870903AC)". FCC Media Bureau. November 10, 1988. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1995 (PDF). 1995. p. B-259. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-19890626AD)". FCC Media Bureau. June 26, 1989. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BMP-19890131AE)". FCC Media Bureau. March 7, 1990. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ Fybush, Scott (June 21, 1997). "Special Report: The Brian Dodge Complaint". North Weast RadioWatch. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Silent Station List". National Radio Club. January 1, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ Doyle, Peter H. (August 8, 2017). "Notice of License Cancellations" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Broadcast Actions" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 

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