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 1994
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 in 1994, is based in Auckland. In June 2014 it launched a companion TV channel called Edge TV.[1]

History[edit]

In September 2000, show host Lain 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]

North Island frequencies[edit]

Market Location Transmitter Frequency Founding
01. Northland Whangarei Maungataniwha & Parahaki FM 094.0 2002
02. Auckland Auckland Sky Tower FM 094.2 2003
03. Coromandel Whangamata Tirohanga Drive FM 093.1
04. Waikato Hamilton Ruru FM 097.8 1994
05. Bay of Plenty Tauranga Kopukairua FM 099.8
06. Rotorua Rotorua Pukepoto FM 099.9
07. Taupo Taupo Whakaroa FM 088.8 2000
08. Gisborne Gisborne Gisborne FM 097.7
09. Hawke's Bay Napier Mount Erin FM 098.3
10. Taranaki New Plymouth Mount Egmont FM 094.0
11. Whanganui Wanganui Bastia Hill FM 106.4
12. Manawatu Palmerston North Wharite FM 093.0
13. Wairarapa Masterton Popoiti FM 095.9
14. Kapiti Paraparaumu Ngarara FM 097.5 2010
15. Wellington Wellington Fitzherbert & Kaukau FM 091.7 2008

South Island frequencies[edit]

Market Location Transmitter Frequency Founding
01. Nelson Nelson Grampians FM 088.8
02. Marlborough Blenheim Wither Hills FM 104.9 2009
03. Canterbury Christchurch Sugarloaf FM 095.3 1999
04. Otago Dunedin Mount Cargill FM 091.8 1999
05. Queentsown Wanaka Mount Maude FM 098.6
06. Queenstown Queenstown Peninsula Hill FM 095.2
07. Southland Invercargill Hedgehope FM 097.2 1999

Franchised frequencies[edit]

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

Other 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.