The network was started with the opening of a station on the Central Coast of New South Wales in 1999 and then expanded to take on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Parts of NSW, Gold Coast, and Australian Capital Territory. It consists of 29 stations linked via the Optus D2 Satellite.
Raw FM's programming is aimed at the 14-30 age group who have a passion for dance music and the latest trends in technology, fashion and lifestyle. The station broadcasts a mix of Electro House, Indie Dance, Club Hits and Urban sounds and features programs from Roger Sanchez, Above and Beyond (band), Global Dance Session, Tori Mac, Club Raw hosted by Coombsie, as well as live broadcasts from major clubs and events in its broadcast areas. The service is delivered by Optus D2 satellite through Globecast to each location in its broadcast network.