List of radio stations in New Zealand
- 1 Network stations
- 2 Local stations
- 2.1 Nationwide local stations
- 2.2 Northland stations
- 2.3 Auckland stations
- 2.4 Waikato stations
- 2.5 Bay of Plenty stations
- 2.6 Rotorua stations
- 2.7 Taupo stations
- 2.8 Taranaki stations
- 2.9 Hawkes Bay stations
- 2.10 Gisborne stations
- 2.11 Wanganui stations
- 2.12 Manawatu stations
- 2.13 Wairarapa stations
- 2.14 Wellington stations
- 2.15 Nelson stations
- 2.16 Marlborough stations
- 2.17 West Coast South Island stations
- 2.18 Canterbury stations
- 2.19 Dunedin and East Otago stations
- 2.20 Queenstown and Central Otago stations
- 2.21 Southland stations
- 3 External links
- 4 See also
Radio New Zealand stations
Commercial network stations
Current network stations
- George FM
- Kiwi FM
- Newstalk ZB
- Radio Hauraki
- Radio Live
- Radio Sport
- The Edge
- The Rock
- The Sound
- Mai FM
Past network stations
- BSport - rebranded as LiveSport
- Radio Pacific - rebranded as BSport
- Channel Z - superseded by Kiwi FM
- Easy Listening i - rebranded as Viva FM
- Easy Mix - Closed down in 2012
- Solid Gold - rebranded as The Sound
- The Wolf
- Viva FM - rebranded as Easy Mix
Non-commercial network stations
Nationwide local stations
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)
- Big River FM Awa Whanui Northland
- The Flat FM
- Kaitaia Country (KCR)
- Radio Ngatihine
- Radio Tautoko
- Sunshine FM
- Te Hiku
- The Alternator
- The Cruise
- Magic Music FM 88.3 fm and 107.1 Whangarei
- 93ZM - Originally local
- KCC FM - Rebranded as More FM
- Radio Northland - Rebranded as Classic Hits and then The Hits in 2014
- Soundwaves 100FM
- The Zone 89X
- HUMM 106.2 FM - Auckland's Only Hindi FM Station
- TyFM - Internet streaming
- Planet FM - 104.6 FM
- 91ZM - 91.0 FM - Network station with announcers producing a local Auckland and network show simultaneously.
- Base FM
- BLENZ 107.4 FM - Stillwater
- 95bFM - 95.0 FM
- Boosh FM
- The Breeze 93.4 FM - Network station with announcers producing a local Auckland and network show
- The Hits 97.4FM - Network station with some announcers producing a local Auckland and network show simultaneously.
- Fleet FM
- George FM - 96.6 FM
- GOfm 107dot1
- Mai FM
- Radio Waatea
- Radio 531P.I - 531 AM
- Radio Samoa
- Radio Tarana
- Howick Village Radio 88.1FM
- Botany Radio 107.1FM
- Real Good Life
- Ruia Mai
- Static 88.1
- Times FM
- The Flat 87.9FM
- The Flea 88.2
- Twisted Radio
- Up FM
- Waiheke Radio
- West Coast Radio (WCR) 87.6 FM
- 1476 Airport Radio
- 1ZB - Rebranded as Newstalk 1ZB and then Newstalk ZB
- 1ZM - Rebranded as Classic Hits 1251 creating the very first Classic Hits station and a 9 year absence of the ZM brand in Auckland
- 89 Stereo FM and later Triple M and 89X
- Beach FM
- Big 106.2
- Cool Blue 96.1FM
- Country 94.2 and later Country 100FM
- Magic 91FM
- Oasis 94.2FM
- The Breeze 91FM - Completely separate product to current The Breeze station in Auckland.
- 1XI Radio i on 1590AM in 1970, moved to 1332AM as Radio i1332, moved to 91.8FM as Radio i FM92, moved to 98.2FM as Radio i98FM, rebranded as Easy Listening i98FM, before networking as Easy Listening, then Viva FM, then Easy Mix until 2012.
- Radio Liberty
- Red FM 95.4 - Ran by Mai FM in the early 2000s
- Reo Atu Motu
- Retro Hit Radio (Manukau)
- Soul FM
- Today 99.8FM
- Free FM 89.0FM
- Contact 88.1 FM
- Nga Iwi FM
- Radio Tainui
- Raglan Community Radio 98.1FM
- RAG-FM 107.7
- 1ZH and later ZHFM - Rebranded as Classic Hits 98.6 ZHFM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- 1ZW Radio Waitomo
- 898 FM and later Kiwi FM (no connection to current Kiwi FM network)
- Contact 89FM (frequency sold by the Waikato Students' Union and became UFM, The Generator and Backbeat, now succeeded by Free FM)
- Blue Skies FM
- Buzzard 98FM - Rebranded as The Edge 97.8FM
- King Country Radio (Taumarunui) - Rebranded as Classic Hits King Country Radio in 2001, closed down in 2010.
- Radio Forestland (Tokoroa) - Rebranded as Classic Hits Radio Forestland in 2001, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- Radio Liberty
- 1XW Radio Waikato
- The Breeze 89.8FM - Completely separate product to current The Breeze station in the Waikato.
- The Edge 97.8 FM - Original home of The Edge, station moved to Auckland in 2001.
- The Rock 93FM - Original home of The Rock, station moved to Auckland in 1999.
- Y99.3 FM - Rebranded as The Breeze
- 89.8ZM - Ran local breakfast until 1999 now networked.
Bay of Plenty stations
- One Double X - 1XX (Whakatane) 90.5FM & 1242AM, 92.9FM Ohope Beach and 89.0FM Te Puke
- Bayrock 97.7 & 99.3 (Whakatane)
- Gold FM 96.4 (Waihi 96.4 Waihi Beach 88.3 Hauraki 88.0 Coromandel 96.4)
- Tumeke FM 96.9 (Formerly The Sun 96.9FM) (Whakatane)
- Moana 98.2FM (Formerly Tahi 98.2FM) (Tauranga)
- The Difference
- Sun FM 106.5 (Whakatane)
- Moana 1440AM (Tauranga)
- Village Radio 1XT
- 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
- Classic Rock 98.3FM
- Gospel FM 88.3 FM
- Lakes 96FM - Rebranded as More FM
- Mai FM 96.7 - moved to 99.1 now on 105.5
- Radio Geyserland - Rebranded as Classic Hits 97FM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- Rock 99FM
- 94.3 The Fish
- Kis FM - Rebranded as More FM
- Radio Lakeland and later Lakeland FM - Rebranded as Classic Hits Lakeland FM in 2001, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- Radio Taupo
- Easy 98FM
- Energy FM - Rebranded as More FM
- Radio Taranaki and later QFM - Rebranded as Classic Hits in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- The Rock 95.6FM - Originally local but joined The Rock Network in 1997.
Hawkes Bay 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 FM Indian language LPFM station
- Wairoa 88.5 FM
- 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
- Spellbound Harbour Radio 106.8 LPFM station also on tinyurl.com/spellboudradio
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 2ZE (Eketahuna)
- More FM - Local daytime only
- Newstalk ZB - Local Saturday morning sports show
- Arrow FM - Local access radio
- 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
- Atiawa Toa FM
- KIX FM Commercial Free Classic Rock
- Groove 107.7FM
- Human FM
- Hutt Radio 106.1 FM Community and Access Station
- Mix FM
- Newstalk ZB - Runs local morning talk show.
- Radio Active
- Samoan Capital Radio
- Te Upoko O Te Ika
- The Cheese 87.9 FM
- Up FM
- THE VBC 88.3FM Wellington Student and Community Radio Station.
- Wellington Access Radio INC
- World FM 88.2
- 2ZB - Rebranded as Newstalk ZB
- B90 FM - Rebranded as Classic Hits 90FM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- Channel Z - Original home of Channel Z replaced with Auckland based network product in 2001.
- Greater Wellington FM and later renamed to Fox FM
- Hit Radio X105
- Pirate FM
- Radio Kapiti, holiday broadcaster
- Radio Windy - Rebranded as The Breeze
- The Heat 91.7FM, later renamed to as The Box 91.7 followed by 92 Hitz FM
- The Quake 97.5
- Hi-Fi FM - Wellington High School radio station.
- ZMFM - Originally local 24/7, networked since the early 2000s. Nationwide breakfast from Wellington between 2001 and 2014.
- Cadbury Moro FM
- Fifeshire FM - Rebranded as More FM
- Radio Nelson - Rebranded as Classic Hits 89.8 & 90.4FM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- The Planet 97FM - Replaced with ZM
- Boulder Radio - Merged with Harvest Radio to form Fresh FM
- Harvest Radio - Merged with Boulder Radio to form Fresh FM
- Easy FM - Rebranded as The Breeze
- Radio Marlborough - Rebranded as Classic Hits 96.9 in 2001, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- Sounds FM - Rebranded as More FM
- X-Static 89FM - Became Sounds FM
West Coast South Island 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
- Radio Scenicland and later Scenicland FM - Rebranded as Classic Hits West Coast in 2001, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- Compass FM 104.9 24 hour music and news Community station for North Canterbury
- 'Radio Redwood 107.5FM'(Good Music FM)
- JUST FM 107.7 Community radio Information, Entertainment www.justfm.co.nz
- The Attic 96.1 - Community based Radio, run by New Zealand Broadcasting School.
- Country 88FM
- Newstalk ZB - Local morning show all other shows from Newstalk ZB network.
- Plains 96.9FM
- Pulzar FM
- Port FM (Timaru)
- Radio FerrymeadR
- Raceway FM 107.2 Community radio Information, Entertainment www.racewayfm.co.nz
- 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
- Volcano Radio 88.5FM Lyttelton
- 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
- Big River Radio (Balclutha)
- Country Radio 88.7
- GoldRush1440 (Lawrence)
- Radio Clutha (Balclutha)
- Radio Dunedin
- Radio One
- Total FM, 107.3, Dunedin
- RushFM (Lawrence)
- 4XO - Rebranded as More FM
- 4ZB and later ZBFM - Rebranded as Classic Hits 89FM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- 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
- Burn 729AM (Ranfurly)
- Classic Gold 91.9 FM (Alexandra)
- The Studio FM (Queenstown)
- Radio Wanaka (Wanaka)
- Roy FM 94.6 (Wanaka)
- 96.7 Blue Skies FM (Alexandra)
- Ice FM (Cromwell)
- Radio Central (Alexandra) - Rebranded as More FM
- Resort Radio (Queenstown) - Rebranded as More FM
- Q92FM (Queenstown) - Rebranded as Q92 The Breeze
- The Fusion FM (Wanaka)
- Wanaka Rox (Wanaka)
- 4ZA - Rebranded as Classic Hits 98.8 ZAFM in the 1990s, rebranded as The Hits in 2014.
- 4ZG Radio Hokonui - Sold to private owner and became Hokonui Gold
- Foveaux FM - Rebranded as More FM
- eFM - Southern Institute of Technology student radio station that operated in 2001.
- Summa FM (temporary Summer Station)
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