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MORE FM
Broadcast area 22 markets in New Zealand
Slogan "The Best Mix from the '80s to Now"
First air date 1991, in Wellington
Format Adult contemporary music, Pop music
Owner MediaWorks Radio
Webcast More FM webcast
Website More FM website

MORE FM is a New Zealand radio network playing adult contemporary music or Pop music. It is operated by MediaWorks New Zealand.

MORE FM broadcasts in 22 centres throughout New Zealand with local programming in most markets between 6am and 1pm and networked programming the rest of the day. Christchurch, Nelson and Manawatu also have their own local shows from 1pm to 7pm.

According to the MediaWorks Radio corporate website, MORE FM targets a 25-44 year-old audience and seeks to maintain a local presence in the markets in which it operates. Sponsorship of the five Super Rugby franchises, especially by the original five stations, is an important component of the network's brand.[1]

MORE FM History[edit]

MORE FM first began in Wellington on the 6th of May 1991 as a local radio station. In the early nineties MORE FM began broadcasting in Christchurch and Auckland both as local stations separate from the Wellington station. In the late nineties MORE FM's parent company The MORE FM Group was sold to CanWest Mediaworks who at the time were the owners of TV3 New Zealand, the sale also included The Breeze in Wellington and Channel Z. Programming was extended to Dunedin in 1997 as a local station but networked from Christchurch during breakfast and evenings. A fifth MORE FM station was started in the Waikato in 1999 as a totally local station.

In 2000 CanWest Mediaworks purchased RadioWorks which at that stage was operating 4 network brands across New Zealand and a local station in most markets across New Zealand. In 2004 MediaWorks began nationalising many of their local stations previously marketed as LocalWorks stations. Many of the easy listening stations were rebranded as The Breeze and the other stations which typically played Adult Contemporary or Hot AC music were rebranded as MORE FM, the change saw MORE FM extended to more than 15 markets with all stations initially retaining their local announcers. The number of stations was later expanded to 22 after MediaWorks purchased other independent stations and rebranded to MORE FM.

Evening and overnight network programming began in January 2005. The 'MORE FM Most Wanted' Night show was originally hosted by Dominic Bowden until the middle of 2005 and then by Tarsha Tolson until the middle of 2007 when Tarsha moved to Wellington to co-host the MORE FM breakfast show. The overnight show was originally hosted by Asher Bastion until he left to go to Life FM in June 2006 where he is currently Programme Director. Originally weekend evening and overnight programming remained local in each region but this was replaced with network based shows in late 2005. On Friday and Saturday nights MORE FM now operates a nationwide all request 'Club Classics' party mix show, hosted by professional DJ duo Sandon James and Rich Wilson - better known as the "Sweet Mix Kids". Weekend's are now seeing more network programming from Auckland, part of a growing trend for radio in New Zealand. Most stations now have no local programmes on a Sunday with the station entirely networked from Auckland across the weekend, with the exception of a Saturday morning breakfast show.

In August 2009 the first Network Drive show was created. The Wellington weekday Drive show team, 'Josh & Tom' Josh van Berkel and Tom McKenzie (ex-Classic Hits South Canterbury) were re-located to Auckland and their show was networked into 19 of the 22 MORE FM markets over the following months.

In March 2011 Josh & Tom announced they were leaving MORE FM. The structure of the day was reworked ending the traditional Breakfast/Day/Drive line up. From the 4th April 2011 the More FM stations are local in all markets with the network starting at 1pm, an hour earlier, consisting of a 1pm-4pm Afternoon show hosted by former MORE FM Waikato breakfast host Stu Tolan and a 4-7pm Drive show hosted by media personality Clarke Gayford. The main exception to this rule is the Christchurch More FM which operates as 92.1 More FM Canterbury. This station operates a live and local program from 6am-7pm every day of the week.

In October 2011, MORE FM's new breakfast show for Auckland, Waikato & Wellington was announced. The new breakfast show commencing November 7, 2011 was hosted by Marc Ellis, Amber Peebles & Stu Tolan. The 'local' host from 10am to 1pm reads local news and weather in their respective region as part of the networked breakfast show from 6am to 10am. In December 2012 Amber Peebles left the show to pursue a television project. Her replacement was Hayley Holt. Marc Ellis left the show in October 2013 with Stu and Hayley joined by Joe Cotton for the remaining of the show until December 2013, when it was announced it would be axed and replaced with Si and Gary from MORE FM Christchurch in 2014.

The MORE FM Network[edit]

Most MORE FM stations have their own local programming between 6am and 1pm weekdays. After 1pm almost all regions take a networked afternoon show with Dan Bernstone, followed by a networked drive show hosted by Joe Cotton and Dean Young. The network shows are based in Auckland, with the exception of an optional network Mornings show, which is based in Palmerston North. Christchurch, Manawatu and Nelson continue with a local programme until 7pm. After 7pm all markets take a networked night show with Shawn and an overnight show.

The More FM Network Lineup[edit]

The station line up is:

Breakfast Monday - Friday 6am - 10am Local In Most Markets with weather every 30 minutes with Angie Skerrett and local weather read by local breakfast announcers. Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch & Nelson: Simon Barnett and Gary McCormick. Central Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka: Margo Berryman & Henry Youngman
Daytime Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm Local in most markets. A Network show with Geoff Stagg is heard in selected regions
Afternoons Monday - Friday 12pm - 3pm Dan Bernstone (Christchurch, Manawatu & Nelson each have local afternoon shows)
Drive Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm Joe Cotton and Dean Young (Christchurch, Manawatu & Nelson each have local drive shows)
Early Evening Monday - Friday 6pm - 7pm Best of More FM Breakfast with Simon Barnett and Gary McCormick - NATIONWIDE
Nights Monday - Friday 7pm - 12am Shawn Cleaver
Overnights Monday - Sunday 12am - 5am AUTOMATED
Saturday Breakfast Saturdays 6am-10am Local Breakfast show
Saturday Daytime Saturdays 10am-2pm Dane Anderson (Network Show), Local Shows in some markets
Saturday Afternoon Saturdays 2pm-7pm Cam McNaughton
Saturday Nights Saturdays 7pm-12am The Sweet Mix Kids
Sunday Breakfast Sundays 6am-10am Local shows in some markets
Sunday Daytime Sundays 10am-2pm Dane Anderson
Sunday Afternoons Sundays 2pm-7pm Cam McNaughton
Sunday Nights Sundays 7pm-12pm Shawn Cleaver

MORE FM Stations[edit]

More FM stations
Market Transmitter(s) Frequency (MHz)
Northland Hikurangi
Horokaka
Maungataniwha
Cottle Hill Drive
Russell
91.6
91.6
91.6
92.0
95.2
Auckland Sky Tower 91.8
Waikato Ruru 92.2
Tauranga Kopukairua 93.4
Rotorua Pukepoto
Paeroa Range
95.9
89.2
Gisborne Wharekopae
Wheatstone Road
90.1
98.9
Taupo Tuhingamata 93.6
Hawke's Bay Mount Erin 92.7
Taranaki Mount Egmont 93.2
Wanganui Bastia Hill 92.8
Manawatu Wharite 92.2
Horowhenua Heights Road 104.2
Wairarapa Otahoua
Popoiti
Castlepoint
89.5
105.5
105.9
Kapiti Coast Forest Heights 90.3
Wellington Fitzherbert
Haywards
Kaukau
95.3
99.7
99.7
Nelson Grampians
Mount Murchison
Mount Campbell
92.8
94.1
92.0
Marlborough Wither Hills
Mount Freeth
Kaikoura Peninusla
92.9
94.7
89.9
Christchurch Sugarloaf
Southshore
Mount Pearce
92.1
94.9
99.1
Queenstown Peninsula Hill
Mount Maude
Kingston
92.0
99.4
97.2
Central Otago Obelisk
Cromwell
90.3
94.3
Dunedin Mount Cargill 97.4
Balclutha Kuriwao 93.7
Southland Hedgehope
Mount Prospect
89.2
96.0

Northland[edit]

91.6 MORE FM Northland is a radio station serving the Whangarei urban area and the entire Northland Region. Before the re-branding to MORE FM in 2005 this station was known famously as KCC FM.

Local Weekday Shows

  • Breakfast 5:30am – 10:00am: John Markby and Angela "Flash" Gordon
  • Bay of Islands Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Pete Gentil

Local Weekend Shows

  • The Saturday Brunch with Charmaine Soljak 6:00 am – 7:30 am and 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • The Saturday Sports Desk with Sevy and Tommo 7:30 am – 9:00 am Saturday

PAST ANNOUNCERS

  • Lana Searle
  • Jason Tikau
  • Dave Nicholas
  • Estelle Clifford
  • Angie Skerritt

Auckland[edit]

91.8 MORE FM Auckland is a radio station serving the Auckland urban area and can be heard in parts of Waikato, such as Paeroa. MORE FM Auckland came to be in August 1993. It's sole transmitter is at the top of the Sky Tower in central Auckland.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Mornings 9:00am – 12:00pm: Nicki Sunderland
  • Afternoons 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Dan Bernstone

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am

Previous Breakfast Announcers:

  • Jeremy Corbett
  • Jesse Mulligan
  • Joe Cotton
  • Hayley Holt
  • Peter Dakin
  • Kim Adamson
  • Hilary Barry
  • Amber Peebles
  • Marc Ellis
  • Stu Tolan

Previous local non-breakfast Announcers:

  • Lance Dunne
  • Robert Scott
  • Tarsha Tolson

Waikato[edit]

92.2 MORE FM Waikato is a radio station based in central Hamilton. MORE FM was started in the 1990s as a totally local station in the Waikato region. Waikato will be one of the first regions to take the networked breakfast from Auckland.

The sole transmitter for More FM Waikato is at Ruru, approximately 25 km east of Hamilton.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Daytime 9:00am – 1:00pm: Mornings with Kendall Forbes

PAST ANNOUNCERS

  • Dave Fitzgerald
  • Lana Searle
  • Stu Tolan
  • KM Adams
  • Tauha Te Kani (Toast)
  • Nick Trott
  • Ronny Philips
  • Blair Dowling
  • Ross Flahive
  • Jeff Newton
  • Jan Maree
  • Hale Speedy

Tauranga[edit]

93.4 MORE FM Tauranga is a local radio station based in central Tauranga, broadcasting across the Bay of Plenty region. Before the re-branding to MORE FM, this local station was known as 93.4 Coastline FM. Former Breakfast hosts Vance "Vinnie" Aston and Kirstin "Kirt" Richards both left their show on 21 December 2012 with Vinnie pursuing new opportunities and Kirt moving to the station's Sales team. They were replaced by former Classic Hits Taupo breakfast host Brendon Weatherley and More FM Manawatu breakfast radio personality Bel Crawford.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Bel Crawford and Brendon Weatherley
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Jolene James

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Chris James
  • Saturday Daytime 10:00am – 2:00pm: Tim Williams

Previous Breakfast Hosts:

  • Vinnie Aston
  • Kirt Richards
  • Laura Drummond
  • Hamish Denton
  • Carly Shorter

Previous Non-Breakfast Hosts:

  • Jesse Archer
  • Nick Rutherford
  • Dan Weck
  • Dom Agnew

Rotorua[edit]

Rotorua's 95.9 MORE FM is a local radio station based on Ranolf Street in central Rotorua, broadcasting across the Rotorua region. The main transmitter is at Pukepoto, 9 km east of central Rotorua. A second transmitter in the Paeroa Range broadcasts to Reporoa, Broadlands, Ngakuru, Waikite Valley and Tokoroa on 89.2, and can also be picked up across most parts of the Northern side of Taupo. This station was formerly Lakes 96FM. Other than Te Arawa FM, the Morning Fix with Andy George becomes the only other local breakfast show, with opposition station 'The Hits' losing all breakfast locality from Monday 28 April 2014.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 5:00am – 10:00am: The Morning Fix with Andy George

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Mornings 6:00am – 10:00am: Quentin McIntosh / Lewie Tregoweth / Andy George

Gisborne/Wairoa[edit]

MORE FM Gisborne/Wairoa is a local radio station broadcasting from the heart of Gisborne City. The station was originally branded as 89FM and owned by Gisborne Media Centre, RadioWorks purchased the assets of Gisborne Media Centre in February 2005 and in May 2005 rebranded the station as MORE FM. Originally on 89.3, MORE FM Gisborne moved to 89.9 (rural coverage) and 98.9 (city coverage) in early 2007. Another repeater (also on 98.9) was set up to service the northern Hawkes Bay town of Wairoa in April 2007. The 89.9 frequency was adjusted to 90.1 in late 2010.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Bevan Chapman
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Alisha Birrell

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Zoey May, and also features the More Sport Saturday Sport show between 7-8am.

Taupo[edit]

93.6 MORE FM Taupo is a radio station based in Taupo, broadcasting across the Central Plateau. The MORE FM brand replaced the previous local branded 93.5 KIS FM. MORE FM Taupo take great pride in putting a tremendous amount of focus on their surrounding community and play an extremely active role in local events such as The New Zealand Ironman & The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge . The station has regularly made the finals at the New Zealand Radio Awards in a variety of different categories including winning Best Provincial Breakfast Show in 2010, 2012 & 2014 plus being named Provincial Station of The Year in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Andrew Leiataua
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Christian Shearer

Local Weekends Shows:

  • Weekend Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00pm: Dougal Morison
  • Saturday Daytime 10:00 - 2:00pm: Dougal Morison

Taranaki[edit]

93.2 MORE FM, was formerly 93.2 Energy FM, named after the energy province. Broadcasts from central New Plymouth and broadcasts to all of Taranaki and can be heard in North Wanganui

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Ken Swann and Anna Richardson
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Nichola Maclean

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Erin Johnston or William Johnston alternate (not related); Including The Best of The Morning Fix with Ken and Anna 9am-10am (highlights and interviews from the week)

Hawke's Bay[edit]

92.7 MORE FM Hawke's Bay is a local radio station based in Hastings, New Zealand, broadcasting across Hawke's Bay. The MORE FM brand replaced the previous local station HOT 93FM, which began broadcasting in December 1983 as Radio Hawke's Bay 93FM.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: MORE FM BREAKFAST with Waggs and Megan
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: MORE FM MORNINGS with Chelsie Koeford

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Justin Rae

Previous Breakfast hosts:

  • Gareth Lischner
  • Dave Nicholas
  • Alisha Neilson
  • Mark McCarron
  • Amy Nilsson

Previous non-breakfast hosts:

  • Natasha Knox
  • Hayden Matthews

Wanganui[edit]

92.8 MORE FM Wanganui (formerly Star FM) is a local radio station based in central Wanganui.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Jason "Jase" Granville and Sue Miller
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Sue Miller

Manawatu[edit]

92.2 MORE FM Manawatu is a local radio station based in the Hub Mall in central Palmerston North broadcasting across the Manawatu region. Before the MORE FM re-branding in 2005, this station was a very famous heritage station known as 2XS FM. The station's transmitter is located atop Wharite Peak in the Ruahine Range, approximately 20 km northeast of Palmerston North.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: "Mike West in the Morning" – Mike West, Gareth Pringle and Renee Pink
  • Drive 3:00pm – 7:00pm: Justin Evans

Weekend announcers include Justin Evans, Gareth Pringle, Sam West and Renee Pink

More FM Manawatu maintains a mostly local lineup during daytimes, the exception being Geoff Stagg hosting the morning show. The station has also been well represented in the annual New Zealand radio awards. At the 2008 awards the station won Best Regional Radio Station and were finalists for Best Regional Breakfast Show (Mike West in the Morning) and Best Regional Non-Breakfast Host (Tania Burgess, who previously hosted the 10–3 pm show). In 2010 they won Regional Station of the Year, Best Regional Non-Breakfast Show for Justin and Kendall (Justin Evans and Kendall Forbes), and Best Community Campaign for the "Ron A Thon". In 2011 they won Regional Station of the Year, Best Regional Breakfast Show, Best Programmer for Darren Wallace, Best Regional Sales Team, and were finalists for Best Regional Non-Breakfast. In 2012 they won Best Regional Breakfast Show and in 2013 they won Regional Station of the Year. In 2014 they won Best Regional Breakfast Show and Best New Broadcaster: On Air - Renee Pink.

Horowhenua[edit]

104.2 MORE FM Horowhenua is a local radio station based in central Levin broadcasting to the Horowhenua district. Before the MORE FM re-branding in 2005 this station was named Horowhenua's 95FM. Dave Key presents the live breakfast show, with the rest of the day being networked.. On 21 October 2010 the station was subject to Govt frequency change and now broadcasts from 104.2 MHz

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Dave Key

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Unknown

Kapiti[edit]

MORE FM Kapiti began broadcasting in the 1990s on 99.6 MHz as a relay of the MORE FM programme from Wellington but with locally generated commercial breaks. In 2004 when RadioWorks rebranded many of their local stations as MORE FM local station 2XX FM became 90.2 MORE FM and the existing MORE FM station was replaced with a relay of the Wellington The Breeze programme with locally generated commercials. 2XX once broadcast on 1377 AM as well as 90.2 MHz. In August 2010 after a government ordered frequency realignment, Kapiti became 90.3 MORE FM.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Ray Heron Breakfast Show

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday 6 am - 10am: Unknown

Wairarapa[edit]

Wairarapa's 89.5, 105.5 & 105.9 MORE FM is a radio station based in Masterton broadcasting to the Wairarapa province. The station was founded by Paul Henry in 1991 as " 89.3 TODAY FM - Never far away, the promise of today. Paul Henry hosted the breakfast show with the Breakfast Crew, Ian McNae, John Shearer & Georgina Beyer. 3 News' Anchor Hilary Barry wrote and presented local news, with former MP Georgina Beyer also a newsreader on TODAY FM. Local identity Rick Long hosted a morning talkback show and Geoff Anderson and Kevin Golding hosted the day and drive shows. Overnight More FM Wellington was simulcast on TODAY FM. In 1992 Paul Henry sold the station to PORT FM in Timaru. The station introduced a new slogan, 89 TODAY FM - The Music Leader. After six months the station moved to Masterton and was rebranded as HITZ 89FM Wairarapa's Best Music. XS Corporation in Manawatu purchased the station in the mid-1990s. This saw big changes for the station with resources, personalities and a further commitment to the region from parent station, 92.2XS FM in Palmerston North. Martin Good was introduced to the Wairarapa as host of a new breakfast show and former local Gareth Pringle was appointed to a new drive and weekend show. These changes were popular and combined with a reduction in local programming on rival station Wairarapa FM, HITZ 89FM emerged as the new market leader, for the first time, a position maintained today by MORE FM.

In 2010, the main frequency of 89.3 was adjusted to 89.5 MHz in line with government frequency requirements. The station broadcasts on 89.5 MHz from the Otahoua transmitter near Masterton, and on 105.5 MHz from the Popoiti transmitter north of Martinborough to serve the said town. MORE FM began broadcasting to the Castlepoint Beach region on 105.9 MHz in 2010.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 5:00am – 10:00am: The Brent Gare Breakfast Show, local news with Aaron Lavery, sport with Brent Gare.

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Chris Cogdale and the Totally Serious Sport Show with Trev's Sports, from 8am, since 1992.

Wellington[edit]

Wellington is the birthplace of the MORE FM brand, with the first broadcast of a More FM station occurring there on 6 May 1991 as 99/100 MORE FM. "Not Too Heavy Not Too Soft". The station went to air with award winning Breakfast Host Simon "Swampy" Marsh and Anemarie Gold. The station later became known as 94.7/100 MORE FM following a change in frequency. Today the station is known as 95.3/99.7 MORE FM, again following a change in frequency.

In 2007 the 98.9 MHz frequency originally used by More FM Wellington was relocated to 94.7 MHz (formerly used by Channel Z) and provided coverage to the Hutt Valley area of Wellington. The more powerful 100 MHz frequency provided coverage to the majority of the Wellington urban area, and could often be heard at the top of the South Island and into the southern Wairarapa. In 2010, the station frequencies were moved to 95.3 and 99.7 respectively after a nationwide reorganisation of the FM band. The main transmitter is located atop Mount Kaukau in Khandallah, 6 km north of central Wellington, and broadcasts on 99.7. Two secondary transmitters are located at Haywards on 99.7, to infill much of the Hutt Valley, and at Fitzherbert (between Naenae and Wainuiomata) on 95.3, to infill Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata.

After its establishment in Wellington, the More FM brand spread across the country to Christchurch and then Auckland, although the programme was not networked. This would happen several years later.

The first networked weekday drive show (hosted by Josh Van Berkel & Tom McKenzie) was originally based from this station before relocating to Auckland. The day is now completely networked.

Nelson[edit]

92.8 MORE FM Nelson is a local radio station broadcasting from the heart of Nelson city to the Tasman District; including Motueka & Takaka on 92 MHz and Murchison on 94.1 MHz. Before the MORE FM re-branding in 2005 this station was known famously as Fifeshire FM. To this day the station broadcasts from the historic Fifeshire House however the breakfast show is currently Si & Gary (local news & weather by Daniel Tipping) fed from More FM Christchurch.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Daytime 9:00am – 2:00pm: Dan Tipping. Breffni O'Rourke (now with Media Work's sister station - The Breeze)
  • Drive 2:00pm – 7:00pm: Blair Kiddey

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 7:00am – 9:00am: Jonathan Cloudesley or Blair Kiddey (Mostly Sports Talk)

Marlborough[edit]

MORE FM Marlborough is based in Blenheim and is the most recent addition to the MORE FM group of stations. At the end of 2007 MediaWorks purchased Marlborough Media which included two local stations, Sounds FM and Easy FM. Easy FM was rebranded as The Breeze earlier in 2008 and in August 2008 Sounds FM was rebranded as MORE FM. MORE FM Marlborough broadcasts on 92.9 MHz in Blenheim where the station is based, on 94.7 in Picton and also on 89.9 MHz in Kaikoura.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Glenn Kirby and Natasha Knox
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Josh Fogden

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Glenn Kirby

Christchurch[edit]

92.1 MORE FM Christchurch is a radio station broadcasting across Canterbury. The station was one of the original More FM stations. The station broadcasts on 92.1 across Canterbury and on 94.9 in Sumner/Redcliffs and 99.1 in Akaora.

The station was started as an adult contemporary (AC) format station and continues with that format to this day. More FM Christchurch was operated by the Frader Group Limited. The first hosts of the morning show were James Daniels and Ken Ellis who had moved from 91ZM. The show was also broadcast on Christchurch local TV station, Cry TV in its early shows.

MORE FM became one of the major radio stations in Canterbury when on 1 April 1997 the successful breakfast hosts Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford moved from The Radio Network's 91ZM to MORE FM.[2] The popular Christchurch based breakfast show Si and Gary will be broadcast into Auckland, Waikato, Wellington as well as Christchurch and Nelson from 2014.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Daytime 10:00am – 2:00pm: Dave Nicholas
  • Drive 2:00pm – 6:00pm: Lana Searle and Jason Gunn

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Chris Bond
  • Saturday Daytime 2:00pm – 7:00pm: Dave Nicholas
  • Sunday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Luke Valentine
  • Sunday Daytime 2:00pm – 7:00pm: Kieron Atkinson
  • Other Part-Time announcers include: Caitlin Hewitt, Adam Percival and Bridget De Goldi

More FM Canterbury is one of the few More FM stations to not carry the afternoon networked shows.

Dunedin[edit]

97.4 MORE FM Dunedin is a radio station broadcasting across Dunedin. MORE FM was originally broadcast in Dunedin on 98.2 and was locally presented, except for the Christchurch 'Si & Gary' breakfast show which was networked. In 2004 as part of the MORE FM brand roll out across the country, it moved to the 97.4 MHz frequency, and replaced Dunedin radio station 4XO, creating 97.4 MORE FM Dunedin. An integration of the former presenters of 4XO & 98 MORE FM were can now be heard on the station. The 98.2 MHz frequency is now Dunedin's Easy Listening Breeze 98.2 MHz – another of RadioWorks' networked stations.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Damian Newell & Kellie Ashdown
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Sonia Van De Klundert

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday 6:00am – 2:00pm: Trev Hill

Previous Breakfast hosts:

  • Breffni O'Rourke
  • Grant Millman
  • Nicky Rennie

Previous Non-Breakfast Hosts:

  • Tracey Chambers
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Gareth Lischner
  • Jason "J.T." Tikao
  • Aaron Simmonds
  • Gary Pointon

Balclutha[edit]

Local Balclutha radio station Big River Radio operates as part of the MORE FM network on 93.7 MHz. The station broadcasts locally between 5 am and 1 pm and relays Dunedin's MORE FM outside these hours. In recent years the station has been branded as MORE FM's Big River Radio during local programming. The station plays all the same songs in the same sequence as the other MORE FM stations even during local programming.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 5:00am – 1:00pm: Brad Jeffrey

Central Otago[edit]

Central Otago's MORE FM, which is based from Alexandra replaced Radio Central in 2004. The station broadcasts on 90.3 and 94.3 MHz and covers Alexandra, Cromwell and other parts of Central Otago. Following the rebrand to More FM the station remained local between 6am and 7pm, this was in line with other More FM stations at the time. In September 2008 all copywriting and audio production moved from the Alexandra office to the Queenstown "hub." More recently all local programming on this station has been replaced with programming from Q92 MORE FM in Queenstown.

Queenstown and Wanaka[edit]

Q92 MORE FM Queenstown began broadcasting in Queenstown on 99.2 MHz after local station Resort Radio was rebranded as MORE FM. More FM Queenstown also broadcasts on 99.4 MHz in Wanaka. In 2009 MORE FM traded places with Q92 The Breeze on the FM dial. The Breeze was started in Queenstown after Radioworks purchased local station Q92 FM and rebranded the station as Q92 The Breeze. The swap also saw the local breakfast announcers on The Breeze (Margo and Emma) move to MORE FM Queenstown, with The Breeze in Queenstown now taking a networked breakfast. Since this change Emma has left MORE FM. The change also saw MORE FM in Queenstown become Q92 MORE FM.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Margo Berryman and Henry Youngman
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Janey Newlands

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Weekend Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Philippa Collins (Flip)

Southland[edit]

89.2 MORE FM Southland broadcasts to the Southland region. The location of transmission is the BCL site at Hedgehope. The station was originally started by a group of local investors as Foveaux Radio (4XF, 1224 kHz) in 1982, the station was bought by Radio Otago in the late 1980s and started broadcasting as "89.2 Foveaux FM" in the early 1990s.

Foveaux FM became Southland's 89.2 MORE FM in January 2005 as part of RadioWorks' move to rebrand all 'heritage' stations as MORE FM. MORE FM also continued to broadcast on 1224 AM until October 2007 when BSport launched on this frequency. The 91.6 MHz frequency that Radio Pacific (BSport's predecessor) broadcast on was used to launch The Breeze into Southland. In December 2007 Southland's More FM began broadcasting in the Te Anau area on 96.0 MHz.

Local Weekday Shows:

  • Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Gretchen Blomfield and Simon Edwards
  • Daytime 10:00am – 1:00pm: Simon Edwards

Local Weekend Shows:

  • Saturday Breakfast 6:00am – 10:00am: Chris Newbold

Previous Breakfast hosts:

  • James McRobie

MORE FM News & Sport[edit]

A news and sport bulletin is broadcast on all MORE FM stations seven days a week. The news is supplied from the Radio Live news room and is sub edited by MORE FM. During weekday Breakfast, 6am - 9am the bulletin is every half hour. From 9am - 6pm weekdays and 6am - 6pm on weekends the bulletin in at the top of the hour only. After news, the presenter often reads out traffic and weather for Auckland listeners.

Presenters include Angie Skerrett (6am - 10am) and Jennifer Bainbridge (11am - 6pm) during the week. Geoff Bryan, Tracey Donaldson, Louise Pagonis, Jenny Marcroft and Liz Parsons present across the weekend.

Previous Nationwide Announcers[edit]

Announcer Show Duration Reason for Leaving Last known station
Amber Peebles Network breakfast show 2011-2012 Left to pursue television project
Asher Bastion All Nighter 2005–2006 Moved to Life FM Life FM Programme Director
Dane Anderson All Nighter 2006-2012 "Company cost cutting" Remains a 10-2pm Weekend Network Host on the station
Dominic Bowden "The MORE FM Most Wanted" Night show January 2005 – June/July 2005 Left to focus on New Zealand Idol commitments at TVNZ Currently employed by More FM Parent Company Mediaworks TV division to Host The X Factor New Zealand
Josh Van Berkel Network Drive show (with Tom McKenzie) 2009–2011 Moved to Christchurch
Lee Plummer Network Night show and Saturday 10-2pm host 2007–2011 Went on maternity leave. Was expected to make a return the following year, but was cut in favour of Joe Cotton Weekend Announcer on The Breeze
Tarsha Tolson Night show 2005–2007 Moved to Wellington Breakfast Show Breakfast host on Wellington's 94.7/100 More FM until 2011
Tom McKenzie Network Drive show (with Josh Van Berkel) 2009–2011 Moved to The Edge FM Mai FM - Breakfast Show Producer

Defunct MORE FM stations[edit]

Hawke's Bay's 92 MORE FM was New Zealand's first franchised MORE FM radio station and began transmission from its Napier studios in 1994 and continued until the mid to late 1990s when the MORE FM name was dropped to become 'Hawke's Bay's 92FM'. The station broadcast on 91.9 MHz from studios in Hastings Street and featured Peter Mac (now The Breeze Christchurch) and Nicki Sunderland on breakfast. Other announcers included Kyllee Higgins (now Kyllee King-Turner), Scotty Mac, Nik Menzies, Cath White, James Milner, Kev Stanton and Greg Wattam. The station's slogan was 'More Music, More Variety' which was in line with the other MORE FM stations around the country at that time. The station was operated as a franchise by Radio Otago. In 1996, 92 MORE FM was relocated to Hastings where it joined fellow Radio Otago station Hot 93 in the BNZ Building. Live content was reduced around this time with the night show being fully automated. In 1997 Radio Otago sold their 7 North Island stations to Energy Enterprises, at this point the MORE FM branding was dropped and later the station was replaced with network station Solid Gold FM. Solid Gold has since been rebranded as The Sound.

Kapiti's 99.6 MORE FM began transmission across the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua regions around 1994 and remained on air until 2004 when it was replaced by The Breeze. The station's programming was generated from MORE FM in Wellington, although it ran an entirely separate program to the Wellington station outside of breakfast. Voicebreaks were recorded in advance by the announcer in the Wellington studio. Localised weather forecasts, station IDs and jingles also helped create a local sound. Interestingly, 99.6 MORE FM played a slightly different music mix to the Wellington station where its programming originated from, although they both shared the 'More Music, More Variety' and later 'Today's Best Music Mix' slogans.

Dunedin's 98 MORE FM began broadcasting in Dunedin around 1997. The breakfast show, originally presented by Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford was a simulcast from Christchurch's 92 MORE FM. Other shows were a mixture of locally produced shows and shows prerecorded also from MORE FM in Christchurch. 98 More FM was replaced with a simulcast of The Breeze Christchurch when local station 4XO was rebranded as 97.4 MORE FM.

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