List of radio stations in New Zealand

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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.

Northland stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

Auckland stations[edit]

Main Article: Radio Stations in Auckland

Current stations

Previous stations

Waikato stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

  • The Rock 93FM - Original home of The Rock, station moved to Auckland in 1999.
  • UFM
  • Y99.3 FM - Rebranded as The Breeze
  • 89.8ZM - Ran local breakfast until 1999 now networked.

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
  • 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
  • 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

Previous stations

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 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
  • 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]

Previous stations

Wanganui stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

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
  • 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
  • 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.

Canterbury stations[edit]

Main Article: Radio stations in Christchurch

Current stations

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
  • 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
  • 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

Previous Stations

Southland stations[edit]

Current stations

Previous stations

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]