List of radio stations in New Zealand

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from FM broadcasting in NZ)
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of radio networks and radio stations operating in New Zealand.

Network stations[edit]

Radio New Zealand stations[edit]

Commercial network stations[edit]

Current network stations

Past network stations

Non-commercial network stations[edit]

Local stations[edit]

Nationwide local stations[edit]

Stations that operate across multiple regions in New Zealand but with local shows in each region.

  • The Hits (Local breakfast in some markets or local programming between 9am and 3pm)
  • More FM (Local daytime only)
  • The Breeze (Has a mixture of local and network shows in some regions)
  • Tourist Information FM (Most stations now off-air, a few still broadcast on 88.2FM)

Northland stations[edit]

Current stations[edit]

Frequency Name Previous names Format Years
88.2 FM Big River FM Ruawai/Aranga
90.0 FM The Rock Rock music
91.6 FM More FM KCC FM
92.4 FM LiveSport BSport Sports radio
93.2 FM Radio Hauraki Classic rock
94.0 FM The Edge
94.8 FM ZM
95.6 FM The Hits Northand Radio Northland, Classic Hits Adult contemporary
98.6 FM Big River FM Dargarville
100.4 FM Radio New Zealand Concert Concert FM Classical
100.7 FM Radio Live Talk radio 2005
101.2 FM Radio New Zealand National National Radio
104.4 FM Radio New Zealand National National Radio
105.2 FM Radio New Zealand Concert Concert FM Classical
106.0 FM Flava Hip-hop / R&B
107.3 FM The Sound Solid Gold Classic rock

Previous stations

Auckland stations[edit]

Main Article: Radio Stations in Auckland

Current stations

Previous stations

Waikato[edit]

Current stations[edit]

Frequency Name Previous names Format Years
87.8 FM Switch FM Radio Community radio 2010 -
88.1 FM Contact FM Student radio 2005 -
89.0 FM Free FM Community radio 2012 -
89.8 FM ZM Hit Music 1997 -
91.4 FM Radio New Zealand Concert Concert FM Classical music 1984 -
92.2 FM More FM Waikato Adult contemporary 1999 -
92.2 FM Nga Iwi FM Urban music 1991 -
93.0 FM The Rock Active rock 1992 -
93.8 FM The Sound Classic rock 1997 -
94.6 FM Life FM Contemporary Christian music 1997 -
95.4 FM Tainui FM Te Reo Irirangi O Tainui, Radio Tainui Urban music 1989 -
96.2 FM Radio Hauraki Classic rock 1999 -
97.0 FM Newstalk ZB Talk radio 1999 -
97.8 FM The Edge Buzzard 98FM Pop music 1991 -
98.1 FM Raglan Community Radio Community radio 1994 -
98.6 FM The Hits 98.6 ZHFM, Classic Hits Adult Contemporary 1990 -
99.4 FM The Breeze Y99.3 Easy Listening 1997 -
100.2 FM Radio Live Talk radio 2005 -
101.0 FM Radio New Zealand National Public radio 1997 -
103.4 FM Niu FM Pacific Mix 2002 -
105.0 FM Coast 50s-70s Pop Music 2011 -
107.1 FM The Yak FM Max FM Student radio 2004 -
107.3 FM George FM Dance radio 2004 -
107.5 FM Twisted Radio
107.7 FM RAG-FM Raglan Rock and roll 2008 -
576 AM The Word Audio Bible 2008 -
792 AM Radio Sport Sports Round-Up Sports talk 1997 -
855 AM New Zealand's Rhema Radio Rhema Christian radio 1988 -
954 AM LiveSport bSport Sports talk 2005 -
1143 AM Radio New Zealand National National Radio
1296 AM Newstalk ZB Talk radio 1993 -
1494 AM AM Network/Southern Star Legislative broadcaster 2007 -

Defunct stations[edit]

Frequency Last known name Previous names Format Years
89.0 FM Backbeat Contact 89FM, UFM, The Generator Student radio 1985 - 2012
89.8 FM 898 Kiwi FM 898FM 1984 - 1993
89.8 FM The Breeze on 89.8 Easy listening 1993 - 1997
93.8 FM Blue Skies 93.8FM 1993 - 1997
94.6 FM 94.6 FM Country Country music 1992 - 1997
97.0 FM Easy Listening i97FM Easy Listening 97FM Easy listening 1992 - 1999
100.2 FM Radio Waikato 1993 - 1994
100.2 FM Radio Hauraki 1995 - 1997
100.2 FM Radio Pacific 1997 - 2005
576 AM Radio Waikato 1993 - 1994
576 AM Radio Liberty 1995 - 1996
576 AM Sports Roundup 1996 - 1997
576 AM Southern Star 1997 - 2007
855 AM Ag Week Radio 1985 - 1988
930 AM Radio Waikato 1971 - 1978
954 AM Country Gold Waikato Radio Waikato 1978 - 1988
954 AM Radio Pacific 1988 - 2005
1170 AM Classic Hits Radio Waitomo 1ZW, King Country Radio 1985 - 2003
1296 AM 1ZH 1978 - 1993
1310 AM 1ZH 1949 - 1978
1512 AM Classic Hits King Country Radio 1978 - 2010
1520 AM King Country Radio 1966 - 1978

Bay of Plenty stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

  • 1XM (Mount Maunganui) 702AM
  • 93 Splash FM
  • BOP FM - Originally 1ZD, Rebranded as Classic Hits 95BOP FM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • BOP 105.4FM - New station no connection to Classic Hits station with similar name. Closed in 2011
  • 92.9 Kiwi FM (Te Puke) - No connection to Kiwi FM network. Became Kiwi 89FM for a short time but now the 89.0FM frequency broadcasts 1XX.
  • 99.3 Cadbury Moro FM Whakatane/Ohope (Summer of 92/93)
  • 99.8 Cadbury Moro FM Tauranga/Mt Maunganui (Summer of 92/93)
  • FM 90.7 - New Zealand's very first FM station a temporary station operated by 1XX during the summer of 1982.
  • Classic Rock 92FM Rebranded as Soild Gold
  • Coastline FM - Rebranded as More FM
  • Tahi 98.2FM Rebranded as Moana 98.2FM
  • Triple X 99FM - Ran from 1997 until mid-1998 by the NZ Radio Group Rebranded as Easy Mix
  • Mix 100FM - Rebranded as The Edge
  • The Bay's Good Time Classics - Ran by the NZ Radio Group
  • 100 FM Country - Networked from FM Country in Auckland but run through Radio Bay Of Plenty Limited (1XX) in Whakatane

Rotorua stations[edit]

Current stations


Previous stations

Taupo stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

Taranaki stations[edit]

Current stations[edit]

Frequency Name Previous names Format Years
89.2 FM Radio Live Radio Live Talk radio
90.0 FM The Hits Radio Taranaki, QFM, Classic Hits Adult contemporary
90.8 FM Radio Hauraki Radio Hauraki Classic rock
91.6 FM Radio New Zealand Classical Concert FM Classical
92.3 FM The Breeze Easy listening
93.2 FM More FM Energy FM Adult contemporary
94.0 FM The Edge
94.8 FM Te Korimako o Taranaki
95.6 FM The Rock The Rock 95.6FM New Plymouth Rock music
96.4 FM Newstalk ZB Newstalk ZB Talk radio
97.2 FM LiveSport BSport Sports radio
98.0 FM The Sound Solid Gold, Easy 98FM Classic rock
98.8 FM ZM
99.5 FM Life FM
100.4 FM The Most Alternative music
101.2 FM Radio New Zealand National National Radio Public broadcasting
103.6 FM Niu FM
104.4 FM Access Radio Taranaki Access Radio Taranaki Community radio 2010 -
105.2 FM Cruize 105.2 Cruize 105.2

Hawkes Bay stations[edit]

Current stations

  • 94FM Wairoa
  • Central FM, independent commercial network covering Central Hawke's Bay, based in Waipukurau, 99.4, 105.2, 106FM
  • Radio Kidnappers Hawke's Bay 1431AM, 104.7FM (access station)
  • Bay FM Hawke's Bay 100.7FM (local commercial station)
  • The Wireless Station Hawke's Bay 1530AM
  • Magic FM (Napier) LPFM station
  • Radio Kahungunu, Hawke's Bay Iwi station, 765AM, 94.3FM
  • Music 106.9 FM Various locations in Hawke's Bay
  • Soundwave FM 87.8 & 107.7(Napier) LPFM station
  • Instrumental FM 87.6 & 107.4(Napier) LPFM station
  • Radio Spice Hastings 88.4 FM Indian language LPFM station
  • Wairoa 88.5 FM

Previous stations

  • 92 More FM - Local More FM station that operated during the 1990s, not affiliated to current More FM station in Hawkes Bay, and subsequently replaced by Solid Gold, now The Sound.
  • Apple Radio, later 77ZK, originally on AM, became Greatest Hits FM96 and then 96FM Classic Rock - Station was then rebranded as Radio Hauraki (with local programming), and finally replaced with 96ZM (networked)
  • Bay City Radio - Rebranded as Classic Hits Bay City Radio in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • The Alligator - later Easy Listening i90FM followed by Easy 90FM and finally Cool 90.3FM before being replaced with Easy Listening i which was rebranded as Viva FM, now called Easy Mix
  • Gold 1530AM followed by Jammin' Oldies 1530 - Station was finally rebranded as the very first Coast station, but still on AM, now 1584
  • Radio Hawkes Bay known as 93FM, then Hot93 - Rebranded as More FM
  • The Beat LPFM station
  • Xtreme 100 and later 99.9 Kick FM - Station was replaced as Radio Hauraki

Gisborne stations[edit]

Current stations

  • Spellbound Harbour Radio 106.8 LPFM station also on tinyurl.com/spellboudradio

Previous stations

  • 2ZG - Rebranded as Classic Hits 90.9FM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • 89FM - Rebranded as More FM
  • B96 Classic Gold - replaced with Solid Gold

Wanganui stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

  • 2ZW and later River City Radio - Rebranded as Classic Hits River City Radio in 2001, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • Ruapehu Radio - Rebranded as Ski FM
  • Star FM - Rebranded as More FM

Manawatu stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

  • 2QQ and later Q91 FM - Replaced ZMFM in 1989 and reverted to ZM in 1997.
  • 2XS FM - Rebranded as More FM
  • 2ZA and later 98FM - Rebranded as Greatest Hits 98FM and later Classic Hits 97.8 ZAFM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • 93 Country FM and later 91.4 Country FM
  • Magic 828 & 98.6FM - Rebranded as The Breeze
  • Manawatu Sounz AM999 - Rebranded as Access Triple Nine and now Access Manawatu
  • Radio Massey
  • ZMFM 90.6 - Simulcast of Wellington ZMFM with local breakfast, replaced with local 2QQ during the late 1980s

Wairarapa stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

  • 2ZD and later Radio Wairarapa - Rebranded as Classic Hits Wairarapa FM in 2001, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • Today FM
  • Hitz 89FM - Rebranded as More FM

Wellington stations[edit]

Current stations


Previous stations

Nelson stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

Marlborough stations[edit]

Previous stations

West Coast South Island stations[edit]

Current stations

  • The Radio Network. Classic Hits West Coast cover Karamea to Haast from Greymouth studios. Broadcasting on 90.7FM, Hokitika 93.1FM, Reefton 97.5FM, Westport 90.9FM, South Westland 90.5FM
  • Coast FM - (no connection to Coast Radio Network.)
  • Z102 102.5FM

Previous stations

  • Radio Scenicland and later Scenicland FM - Rebranded as Classic Hits West Coast in 2001, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.

Canterbury stations[edit]

Main Article: Radio stations in Christchurch

Current stations

  • Compass FM 104.9 North Canterbry
  • Radio Redwood 107.5FM
  • Just FM 107.7
  • The Attic 96.1 - Community radio from the New Zealand Broadcasting School.
  • Country 88FM
  • Newstalk ZB - Local morning show and local news
  • Plains 96.9FM
  • Pulzar FM
  • Port FM (Timaru)
  • Radio Ferrymead
  • Raceway FM 107.2
  • Tahu FM 90.7 FM (Kaikoura) 95.0 FM (Dunedin) 90.5 FM (Christchurch) 89.1 FM (Timaru) 99.6 FM (Invercargill) Sky Radio Channel 423
  • RDU-FM
  • Volcano Radio 88.5FM Lyttelton

Previous stations

  • 3ZB - Rebranded as Newstalk ZB
  • 3ZE (Ashburton) - Rebranded as Classic Hits 92.5 ZEFM
  • 91ZM - Originally a local station in Christchurch until 2001 when station was replaced with Auckland content. Local during the day 2005 - 2009.
  • Canterbury On Air
  • Channel Z - Operated local Channel Z station until 2001 when station was replaced with Auckland based network product.
  • Easy Listening i94.5 - Operated independently from Easy Listening i in Auckland and later rebranded as Lite FM.
  • Fox FM (Ashburton) - Rebranded as Port FM
  • 99 Life FM - Original Life FM station
  • Mai FM 90.5
  • B98 FM - Rebranded as Classic Hits B98 and later Classic Hits 97.7, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • Lite FM - Rebranded as The Breeze
  • Radio Avon and later C93FM
  • Radio Caroline (Timaru) - Rebranded as Classic Hits 99FM
  • Blush 96.1 - Christchurch NZBS "Live Sexy"
  • Radio U and later Radio UFM - Canterbury University Students Assn. Became RDU

Dunedin and East Otago stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

  • 4XO - Rebranded as More FM
  • 4ZB and later ZBFM - Rebranded as Classic Hits 89FM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
  • 93Rox
  • Radio Waitaki (Oamaru) - Rebranded as Classic Hits Radio Waitaki
  • Whitestone FM (Oamaru) - Rebranded as Port FM

Rock it 107.5 Dunedin

Queenstown and Central Otago stations[edit]

Current stations[edit]

Frequency Name Previous names Format Years
88.1 FM The Studio FM Queenstown The Studio FM Underground music
88.4 FM The Zone FM Queenstown The Zone FM Alternative music
89.6 FM Newstalk ZB Queenstown Newstalk ZB Talk radio
90.3 FM More FM Central Otago Radio Central Adult contemporary
90.4 FM The Hits Queenstown Classic Hits, Next FM, Ice FM Adult contemporary
91.2 FM Radio Live Radio Live Talk radio 2005
91.9 FM Classic Gold Alexandra Classic Gold Classic rock
92.0 FM The Breeze Q92 The Breeze Easy Listening
92.2 FM Radio Wanaka Radio Wanaka Adult contemporary
94.3 FM More FM Central Otago Radio Central Adult contemporary
94.6 FM Roy FM 94.6 Roy FM Indie rock
95.2 FM The Edge The Edge
97.6 FM The Sound Solid Gold Classic rock
98.4 FM Radio New Zealand Concert Concert FM Classical music
99.2 FM More FM Queenstown Resort Radio Queenstown Adult contemporary
100.0 FM The Rock The Rock Rock music
101.6 FM Radio New Zealand National National Radio Public broadcasting
729 AM Burn 729AM Ranfurly Burn Radio Community radio

Defunct stations[edit]

Frequency Name Previous names Format Years
91.9 FM Blue Skies FM (Alexandra) Ice FM (Alexandra) 1996 - unknown
99.9 FM Blue Skies FM (Cromwell) Ice FM (Alexandra) 1996 - unknown

Southland stations[edit]

Current stations[edit]

Frequency Name Previous names Format Years
88.3 FM Work Place Radio Te Anau Work Place Radio Te Anau Rock music 2011 -
89.2 FM More FM Foveaux FM Adult contemporary 1991 -
90.0 FM Radio New Zealand Concert Concert FM Classical 1990 -
90.4 FM The Hits 98.8 (Te Anau) 4ZA, Classic Hits Adult Contemporary 1997 -
90.8 FM The Rock The Rock Active Rock 1999 -
91.6 FM The Breeze The Breeze Easy Listening 2007 -
92.4 FM Coast Coast Middle of the Road 2005 -
93.2 FM Radio Hauraki Radio Hauraki Classic rock 2003 -
94.0 FM Radio Live Radio Pacific Talk radio 1992 -
94.4 FM New Zealand's Rhema {Te Anau) Radio Rhema Christian teaching 1996 -
94.8 FM Hokonui Gold (Hedgehope) 4ZG Radio Hokonui Adult Contemporary 1996 -
95.2 FM Hokonui Gold (High Peak) 4ZG Radio Hokonui Adult Contemporary 2006 -
95.6 FM ZM 95.6ZM Hit Music 1997 -
96.0 FM More FM Southland (Te Anau) More FM Adult Contemporary 2007 -
96.4 FM Radio Southland 96.4 Radio Southland Community radio 1992 -
97.2 FM The Edge The Edge Pop Music 1999 -
98.0 FM The Sound Solid Gold Classic rock 1999 -
98.8 FM The Hits 98.8 4ZA, Classic Hits 98.8 ZAFM Adult contemporary 1991 -
99.6 FM Tahu FM Tahu FM Urban contemporary 2000 -
100.0 FM Life fm (Mid Dome) Life FM Contemporary Christian Music 2005 -
101.2 FM Radio New Zealand National National radio Public broadcasting 2004 -
103.6 FM Niu FM Niu FM Urban contemporary 2002 -
105.2 FM Country 105.2 FM Country FM Country Music 2009 -
105.6 FM Life fm (Gore) Life FM Contemporary Christian Music 2010 -
558 AM Radio Sport Radio Sport Sports talk 1998 -
720 AM Radio New Zealand National National Radio Public broadcasting 1935 -
864 AM Newstalk ZB Newstalk ZB Talk radio 1994 -
1026 AM The Word The Word Christian Radio 2007 -
1224 AM LiveSport BSport Sports radio 2007 -
1314 AM AM Network/Southern Star Southern Star Christian contemporary music 2007 -
1404 AM New Zealand's Rhema Radio Rhema Contemporary Christian music 1987 -

Defunct stations[edit]

Frequency Name Previous names Format Years
90.8 FM C91FM C91FM Classic rock 1997-1999
91.6 FM BSport/Radio Trackside Radio Pacific Talk radio 2001 - 2007
92.4 FM Hokonui Gold Hokonui Gold Adult contemporary 1996 - 2005
98.0 Lite FM Lite FM Easy listening 1997 - 1999
98.0 Crossfire FM Southland Polytechnic Student radio 1989 - 1990
88.4 FM Country 105.2 FM Country FM Country music 1999 - 2009
99.8 FM Life fm (Gore) Life FM Contemporary Christian Music 2004 - 2010
558 Classic Hits ZAFM ZAFM Adult contemporary 1996 - 1998
558 Hokonui Gold 4ZG Adult contemporary 1978 - 1996
820 AM 4ZA 4ZA Adult contemporary 1956 - 1978
864 AM 4ZA 4ZA Adult contemporary 1978 - 1994
1026 AM Sports Roundup Sports Roundup Sports radio 1994 - 1999
1026 AM Southern Star Southern Star Christian contemporary music 1999 - 2007
1224 AM More FM Southland Foveaux Radio, Foveaux FM Adult contemporary 1981 - 2007

External links[edit]

  • FMLIST worldwide database of FM stations (see NZL section)
  • FMSCAN worldwide reception prediction
  • MWLIST worldwide database of MW and LW stations
  • MWSCAN worldwide MW and SW reception prediction

See also[edit]