George FM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
George FM
George-FM.png
Broadcast area New Zealand New Zealand
Frequency

96.6 FM: Various
Freeview: Channel 70

Live Stream
First air date 1998

George FM is an Auckland dance music radio station, owned and operated by MediaWorks from Ponsonby Road headquarters and relayed on Freeview[1] and radio frequencies around New Zealand. Seventy-five presenters, including breakfast host Nick Dwyer, present the station's twenty four hour mix of house, breaks, drum and bass, dubstep, electro, soul, downbeat, jazz, funk, indie electronica, hip-hop and other dance and electronica music.

Stations[edit]

George FM was set up in 1998 as a volunteer-run low power station based in a Grey Lynn spare bedroom. It became a commercial station with paid staff by 2003, began to be relayed to other centres in subsequent years, became a Freeview station on 1 May 2008 and was bought out by MediaWorks on 16 February 2009. It continues to retain a laid-back style: news is limited to informal Auckland news, weather, traffic and surf reports hourly during breakfast and drive shows and the choice of music and presenting style is entirely that of programme hosts.

MediaWorks Interactive has launched the new georgefm.co.nz.

Features include What the DJ Played allowing the public to see what the radio is streaming. Listeners can also catch up on entire show playlists. Other features include:

Damn! I Wish I Was Your Cover![edit]

George FM Breakfast's 'Damn! I Wish I Was Your Cover' invites Kiwi artists to cover top George FM hits. The cover is then recorded to be played on-air accompanied with a music video. The following artists have appeared on this feature:

Programming[edit]

High profile shows include the Key To The Groove with Bevan Keys, Aural Trash with Greg Churchill and Angela Fisken,The Magik Sessions with Dick Johnson, and The Shapeshifter Selector with P Diggs and Sambora.

Mondays[edit]

  • 06:00 - 10:00 - George Breakfast with Nick Dwyer (and Dean Campbell and Kirsteen Mackenzie)
  • 10:00 - George Mornings with Aroha
  • 12:00 - The George Selectah with Dan Aux
  • 15:00 - George Drive with Thane Kirby' (and Kara Rickard)
  • 18:00 - People of Paris with Steve * Marc From Paris
  • 20:00 - Soane
  • 22:00 - Urbanology with Substance

Tuesdays[edit]

  • 06:00 - 10:00 - George Breakfast with Nick Dwyer (and Dean Campbell and Kirsteen Mackenzie)
  • 10:00 - George Mornings with Aroha
  • 12:00 - The George Selectah with Dan Aux
  • 15:00 - George Drive with Thane Kirby' (and Kara Rickard)
  • 18:00 - MayaVanya Radio with Maya & Vanya
  • 20:00 - Nuff Said with Tommy Flowers

Wednesdays[edit]

  • 06:00 - 10:00 - George Breakfast with Nick Dwyer (and Dean Campbell and Kirsteen Mackenzie)
  • 10:00 - George Mornings with Aroha
  • 12:00 - The George Selectah with Dan Aux
  • 15:00 - George Drive with Thane Kirby' (and Kara Rickard)
  • 18:00 - Signature Sounds VS Hi-Fi with Tim Richards & Mark Emerson
  • 20:00 - The Beat Mafia with Phillip Haeder & Reuben Rivers-Smith

Thursdays[edit]

  • 06:00 - 10:00 - George Breakfast with Nick Dwyer (and Dean Campbell and Kirsteen Mackenzie)
  • 10:00 - George Mornings with Aroha
  • 12:00 - The George Selectah with Dan Aux
  • 15:00 - George Drive with Thane Kirby' (and Kara Rickard)
  • 18:00 - Big Bad & Heavy Radio with Bulletproof & Dutty Ranks
  • 20:00 - Silk Cuts in Session with Sean Lyons & Jason Howson
  • 22:00 - Umami Radio with DJ iWan

Fridays[edit]

  • 06:00 - 10:00 - George Breakfast with Nick Dwyer (and Dean Campbell and Kirsteen Mackenzie)
  • 10:00 - Key To The Groove with Bevan Keys
  • 12:00 - The Shapeshifter Selectah with Sambora and P Diggs
  • 15:00 - Friday Drive with Sam Hill & Thane Kirby'
  • 18:00 - Our:House Radio with Tim Phin, Jarrod Philips and Rich Carey
  • 20:00 - Knight Rider with Grant Marshall
  • 22:00 - Mike Ross

Saturdays[edit]

  • 10:00 - Morning Sickness with Tim & Tali
  • 12:00 - The Dose with Selecta Sam
  • 14:00 - The Saucer with Sam E
  • 16:00 - The Uptown Boogie with Sambro & T-Rice
  • 18:00 - Young & The Restless Radio with JERM
  • 22:00 - The Hype with DJ Lucas

Sundays[edit]

  • 10:00 - Ear Shot with Cian
  • 12:00 - Logg Cabin Radio with Slave
  • 14:00 - The Sweet Mix Kids
  • 16:00 - Chocolate Sundae with Gene Rivers
  • 18:00 - Bahaco with Bobbito Brazuka
  • 20:00 - The Greatest Show on Earth with Geezer Guy
  • 22:00 - The Melting Pot with G-Rex and Slueth

Full Power[edit]

Low-Power[edit]

Television broadcast[edit]

  • Freeview on Channel 70 (Satellite only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ More than 100,000 Freeview boxes sold! | Freeview | News | Throng

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°51′22″S 174°44′49″E / 36.856036°S 174.746869°E / -36.856036; 174.746869