The station started off as RadioNHC during the final years of New Hampshire College. RadioNHC was started as a club at NHC in the Spring of 1999.
After a lot of hard work and time, RadioNHC had its inaugural broadcast on March 31, 2000, out of Chocorua. As the second college radio station in the United States to broadcast exclusively online, RadioNHC could be called a pioneer for college stations around the country.
Radioactive 1620 AM
With the college’s name changed to Southern New Hampshire University in July 2001, the radio station also needed a new name. Radioactive 1620 AM was launched in place of RadioNHC in September 2001, now broadcasting locally on 1620 AM along with a revamped online broadcast.
After the Spring 2004 semester that saw the graduation of several longtime members of the station, the station was renamed to RadioSNHU to leverage our ties with the university. During the summer of 2004, after we got our first usable studio in rooms 1 and 1A in Stark hall, RadioSNHU was born, where it still flowers today.