92.9 (Perth radio station)
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|City of license||Perth|
|Slogan||Perth's '#1 Hit' Music Station|
|Frequency||92.9 MHz FM (1990-)
VHF 9A (2009-)
|First air date||22 April 1937
31 December 1990 (as 6PPM)
|Format||Top 40 (CHR)|
|Callsign meaning||addition of letter to
former callsign 6PM
|Former callsigns||6PM (1937-1990)|
|Former frequencies||990 kHz AM (1937-1990)|
|Owner||Austereo Radio Network
(Consolidated Broadcasting System Pty Ltd)
|Sister stations||Mix 94.5|
92.9 (call sign: 6PPM) is a radio station broadcasting in Perth, Australia. 92.9 is part of the Austereo Radio Network and broadcasts on the 92.9 MHz frequency. Until March 2007, their studios were located at 283 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, however they are now located in a purpose built broadcast centre with sister station Mix 94.5, at 450 Roberts Road, Subiaco.
92.9 was originally 6PM on the AM band, beginning broadcasting on 22 April 1937 and in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s broadcast a Top 40 format on 990 kHz. The station secured significant listener market (AC Neilson) share despite a rival station (96FM) gaining a monopoly on the FM band in the 1980s.
On 31 December 1990, the station was one of two additional Perth radio stations to gain a license to convert to the FM band. They became 92.9 6PM-FM; then subsequently PMFM. The official call sign was changed to 6PPM for regulatory purposes to reflect the move to FM. During most of the 1990s PMFM was Perth's number one radio station.
The 2000s saw PMFM change their name to The All New 92.9, and then to just 92.9. In February 2006, 92.9 changed its logo in line with the rest of the Today Network. In 2007 92.9 and sister station Mix 94.5 moved to a new purpose built building at 450 Roberts Road in Subiaco.
Since being on the FM band, 92.9 has broadcast from a transmitter situated next to the Channel 7 tower from Bickley in the Perth Hills. It shares its transmitter site with sister station Mix 94.5 and 96fm. They use a combiner and share the same antenna array. The original AM transmitter for 6PM was situated at Coffee Point in Applecross. The ERP is at 40 kW Omni-directional, covering the north and south of Perth. As well as covering Perth, 92.9 can be heard as far North as New Norcia, South to Waroona and East to Northam.
Digital Radio 
92.9 is simulcast on Digital Radio in Perth.
See also 
Further reading 
- Business as usual for radio stations says Gary Roberts.Radio stations sold by Jack Bendat to Austereo for $100m. Managing Director Gary Roberts to stay on. Campaign brief Sept.1997, p. 6
- Miraudo, Nadio.Snap, crackle and pop. Popular breadfast radio announcers in competition to win competitive breakfast radio ratings - MIX 94.5 Botica's bunch (Paul Shepherd, Lisa Shaw and Fred Botica), 96 FM's Paul Redmond and Bary Kay battle with 92.9 PMFM's Gary Shannon, Jane Marwick and Bernie Brittain. Sunday times (Perth, W.A.) 6 August 2000, p. 41,