Contact FM

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Contact FM
Logo of Contact FM.jpg
City of license Hamilton
Broadcast area Hamilton
Worldwide (Internet)
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date 1976
Format Student radio
Language(s) English
Power LPFM
Former frequencies 106 MHz, 89.0 MHz, 1440 kHz
Owner Independent Broadcasting Community (Hamilton) Incorporated
Webcast Webcast via TuneIn

Contact FM is a student radio station operating from the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. It broadcasts on the 88.1 MHz frequency. The original Contact FM, owned by the Waikato Students Union, was broadcast on 89.0 MHz from 1985 to 1998. During a period of voluntary student unionism, the WSU subleased the frequency to private ownership, along with selling Contact FM's equipment. The Independent Broadcasting Community relaunched Contact on a low-power frequency 106 MHz, before settling with its current frequency of 88.1 MHz.[1]

The station celebrated its 30th birthday in October 2009.[2] Contact hosts many local Hamilton music events, including the Hamilton Circle Jerk.[3]

Management Committee[edit]

The current Management Committee of the Independent Broadcasting Community (Hamilton) Incorporated, who run Contact FM, is:[4]

Committee Member Position
Nick Johnston Chairperson
Daniel Farrell Treasurer
Lauren Kerr Bell Secretary
Ayman Aneece Officer
Shane Griffin Officer
Luke Jacobs Officer


  1. ^ Neems, Jeff (8 August 2010). "Contact FM wants frequency back". Waikato Times. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. ^ Swainson, Richard (6 October 2009). "Press Release for Contact FM's 30th Birthday". Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  3. ^ "6th Annual Hamilton Circle Jerk". 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  4. ^ "IBC Committee". 12/11/2012. Retrieved 12/11/2012. 

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Coordinates: 37°47′14.85″S 175°18′54.74″E / 37.7874583°S 175.3152056°E / -37.7874583; 175.3152056