Some have now migrated from covering a suburb or small town to hundreds of square kilometers radiating from prime new local FM frequencies.
The Radio Heritage Foundation maintains the only comprehensive guide to these local FM stations in the NZ Low Power FM Radio Guide at www.radioheritage.net.
Now with over 1,350 entries, the NZLPFM guide is invaluable for listeners, new stations and existing stations alike. It has also been the basis for a major historical academic review of the LPFM radio scene in New Zealand demonstrating its value for heritage research as well.
We’ve added a number of LPFM stories and images to www.radioheritage.net and you’ll find coverage of One Christian Radio [New Plymouth], Southside 107.7FM [Auckland], Hospital Radio [Timaru], Reef Radio [Auckland] and Howick Village Radio [Auckland]. Check them out today!
At the NZLPFM Blog you’ll also find news about RAG-FM [Raglan], SubFM [Tauranga] and the postage stamp issues promoting World FM [Wellington] and Blockhouse Bay Radio [Auckland]. Access the blog from www.radioheritage.net.
Congratulations to Country Radio Invercargill now on high power 105.2 FM covering Southland with country music, and Pulzar FM [Christchurch] now bringing the latest dance beats to Canterbury on 105.7FM.
Both have come a long way from serving a few listeners, proving that LPFM is not only entertaining Kiwis and building communities but can ‘grow up’ into independent and commercially viable formats with high power FM.
The Radio Heritage Foundation is pleased to support New Zealand’s 1,350 plus micro-broadcasters with free listings in the NZLPFM Radio Guide, free promotion in the NZLPFM Blog, coverage of feature articles at www.radioheritage.net, historic research resources and much more.
We welcome contributions, stories, memorabilia, heritage material, audio, images and more about any LPFM micro-broadcaster in New Zealand. Tell your story to the world!