The Edge (New Zealand)

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The Edge
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Broadcast area New Zealand
Branding The Edge
Slogan Hit Music Now & Turn It Up
First air date 1 December 1992
Format Pop Music
ERP N/A
Class Terrestrial/Internet
Owner MediaWorks New Zealand
Website http://www.theedge.co.nz
The Edge TV
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Launched 27 June 2014
Owned by MediaWorks New Zealand
Picture format PAL (576i) 16:9
Country New Zealand
Broadcast area national
Sister channel(s) TV3, FOUR
Availability
Terrestrial
DVB 64-QAM on band IV
Satellite
DVB QPSK on 12644 MHz
Cable
DVB QAM

The Edge is a youth-oriented New Zealand radio network, music television channel and entertainment website owned and operated by MediaWorks New Zealand. It was founded in Hamilton as Buzzard 98FM, was rebranded as the The Edge in 1994, and has been based in Auckland since 1999. In June 2014 it launched a companion TV channel called Edge TV.[1]

History[edit]

In September 2000, show host Iain Stables paid a fine for impersonating a Liverpool detective as part of an elaborate practical joke on his co-workers.[2] In November 2004, the co-host of the station’s award winning show, Morning Madhouse, took an indefinite leave from his job after and apparent falling out with his co-hosts. [2] In the summer of 2014 the station launched a companion station called Edge TV which featured pop culture programming on television.[3][1] The new TV station broadcast on the Sky Channel 114 and the Freeview channel 11. The TV channel featured "traditional music TV" programming that consisted mainly of music videos and host commentary.[3][1]

Frequencies[edit]

Official radio frequencies[edit]

Market Location Transmitter Frequency Air date
1. Northland Whangarei Maungataniwha & Parahaki 94.0 FM 2002
2. Auckland Auckland Sky Tower 94.2 FM 2003
3. Coromandel Whangamata Tirohanga Drive 93.1 FM
4. Waikato Hamilton Ruru 97.8 FM 1994
5. Bay of Plenty Tauranga Kopukairua 99.8 FM
6. Rotorua Rotorua Pukepoto 99.9 FM
7. Taupo Taupo Whakaroa 88.8 FM 2000
8. Gisborne Gisborne Gisborne 97.7 FM
9. Hawke's Bay Napier Mount Erin 98.3 FM
10. Taranaki New Plymouth Mount Egmont 94.0 FM
11. Whanganui Wanganui Bastia Hill 106.4 FM
12. Manawatu Palmerston North Wharite 93.0 FM
13. Wairarapa Masterton Popoiti 95.9 FM
14. Kapiti Paraparaumu Ngarara 97.5 FM 2010
15. Wellington Wellington Fitzherbert & Kaukau 91.7 FM 2008
16. Nelson Nelson Grampians 88.8 FM
17. Marlborough Blenheim Wither Hills 104.9 FM 2009
18. Canterbury Christchurch Sugarloaf 95.3 FM 1999
19. Otago Dunedin Mount Cargill 91.8 FM 1999
20. Queentsown Wanaka Mount Maude 98.6 FM
21. Queenstown Queenstown Peninsula Hill 95.2 FM
22. Southland Invercargill Hedgehope 97.2 FM 1999

Franchised radio frequencies[edit]

Market Location Operator Frequency
1. Ashburton Ashburton Port FM 93.3 FM
2. Canterbury Twizel Port FM 99.8 FM
3. South Canterbury Timaru Port FM 95.5 FM
4. North Otago Oamaru Port FM 96.0 FM

Other audio channels[edit]

Channel Availability
Sky Digital Available nationwide through Sky Digital Channel 420.
Optus D1 Available free nationwide through a Digital receiver.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Edge TV takes off". stuff.co.nz. stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Bust-up puts radio star on leave". New Zealand Herald. 6 November 2004. 
  3. ^ a b "The Edge TV: What you need to know". nzherald.co.nz. www.nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 11 July 2014.