List of LPFM stations in New Zealand

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A List of LPFM Stations that are low-power broadcasting in New Zealand.

North Island[edit]

Transmitters sorted by location North to South.


  • "Cool FM" on 88.2 in Dargaville. Broadcasting from the towns main centre.
  • "TLC Radio" on 107.3 in Dargaville, plays mostly country music. NZ, Irish & more. Sonny's Live Show Fridays 10am-2pm for requests & dedications. LIVE Streaming
  • "TLC Radio" on 88.0 in Te Kopuru, plays mostly country music. NZ, Irish & more. Sonny's Live Show Fridays 10am-2pm for requests & dedications. LIVE Streaming
  • "Big River FM" on 88.2 in Ruawai.
  • "Heads FM" on 88.1 and 106.4 in Mangawhai. Heads FM holds a community licence for 106.4.
  • "Paihia FM" on 88.0, broadcasting to Paihia and Russel.


  • "The Spirit" 88.1 fm, Waitakere City. The Spirit is an easy listening Christian alternative, the emphasis is on great music and a great Jesus. Program is 95% music with short 90sec programmes on creation, scripture, music and life and a half hour drama each Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Sundays are all-day praise and worship. The Spirit fm has been running since 2004
  • Static FM 88.1, Central Auckland. Run by Bachelor of Communication Studies students majoring in Radio at the Auckland University of Technology, commonly known as AUT.
  • MashFM 106.8,(RDS) Auckland City. (Was XlinkFM).
  • Base FM 107.3 (with RDS) from Ponsonby Rd (George FM building) 37°51′21″S 174°44′48″E / 37.85583°S 174.74667°E / -37.85583; 174.74667

Community Radio, Browns Bay, broadcasting from 689 East Coast Road; hobby station, music programme, with announcements and a few ads on the hour.


  • Soul FM, 107.0 Tauranga / 88.4 Mount Maunganui. Easy listening World music.
  • Valley FM 88.1, 88.1fm Tauranga. Popular music from the '50s to the '80s Specialist NZ content.
  • HISfm, 88.1 Katikati. Community station playing great Christian music, all day, every day.
  • Sub FM, 88.3 Tauranga / 107.7 Windermere. Student radio. Top 40, Urban hip-hop and R&B.


Napier, Hastings and Wairoa[edit]

  • Instrumental FM, 87.6 Bluff Hill, Napier (relay 107.3)



Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Petone[edit]

  • The Cheese FM, 87.9, Stereo, Lower Hutt. Broadcasting to Central Lower Hutt and the CBD Area. Hits of the 80's 90s and Today!. Also available on TelstraClear Digital TV Channel 511
  • Supernova, 107.0, mellower music mix + NZ
  • Calvary Chapel Radio, 106.9, Christian Radio
  • Boom FM, 88.7, Electronica interspersed with classics and kiwi sounds
  • Robot FM, 107.5 mono, Lower Hutt, broadcasting political talks (started May 2006)


South Island[edit]

Transmitters sorted North to South.


  • Calvary Chapel Radio of Nelson, 87.6 and 106.8 Nelson. Sponsored by Calvary Chapel of Nelson.

Picton, Blenheim and Kaikoura Coast[edit]

  • UGM, 107.7 Blenheim. Alternative Radio.

Golden Bay[edit]

  • UGM, 106.8 Golden Bay. Alternative Radio.

Hanmer Springs[edit]

  • Alpine FM, 88.8 Hanmer Springs


Christchurch, Akaroa[edit]

Rolleston & Lincoln[edit]

  • Thunder FM,107.0 Rolleston / Lincoln, Christchurch - Modern rock and top 40 hits.
  • Rollywood FM, 88.0 Rolleston, Christchurch - Run by Rolleston Youth Action Group.

Timaru & Oamaru[edit]

  • Hospital FM, 88.4, Timaru
  • Just Country FM, 87.7, Timaru
  • Just Country FM, 106.7, Timaru
  • Hospital FM, 107.5, Timaru
  • Waimate FM, 88.1, Waimate
  • Heritage Radio, 88.3, Oamaru
  • RockaBilly Radio, 88.4, South Oamaru
  • Just Country FM, 88.7, Oamaru
  • Heritage Radio, 107.0, Oamaru


  • Country Radio 87.7, South Dunedin, Dunedin
  • Radio Sustainable, 87.9, Dunedin
  • Classic Gold FM, 88.2, Mosgiel
  • Critical Analysis Broadcasting, 88.3, North Dunedin
  • Southern Star 107.0, Mosgiel
  • Loco FM, 107.0, CBD, Dunedin
  • Total FM, 107.3, Dunedin
  • Rock It 107.5 FM 107.5, South Dunedin & Port Chalmers
  • George FM 107.7, CDB, Dunedin

Palmerston, Otago[edit]

  • Puketapu Radio, 88.7 (Stereo version of high-power 756 AM signal)[1]

Ranfurly, Central Otago[edit]

  • Puketapu Radio, 88.7 (Stereo version of high-power 756 AM signal)[1]


  • Cromwell 107 FM, 107.0, Cromwell, Stereo
  • Classic Gold, 107.7, Cromwell, Mono, broadcast from Alexandra
  • PURE ROCK FM, 88.1, Cromwell, Stereo, Rock, no talk, ads, +/-250 Hz stability.
  • Country Radio 88.7, Cromwell


  • Radio Clutha, 88.4, Balclutha, (Owned by Hokonui Gold in Gore, leased by The Radio Network which in turn is owned by Clear Channel Being a commercial station also operates high power on 91.3 covering South Otago.



  1. ^ a b FM repeaters and frequency Regularly announced on Puketapu Radio

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