1079 Life

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1079 Life
1079 Life logo.png
Broadcast areaAdelaide, South Australia
SloganYour Music
Frequency107.9 MHz FM Radio
First air date1993
FormatHot AC/Christian radio
OwnerChristian Radio Incorporated
Website1079 Life

1079 Life (callsign: 5RAM) is a Christian radio station in Adelaide, South Australia. 1079 Life broadcasts on the 107.9 MHz frequency.


According to the radio station's own website, the length of time it took to acquire a "broadcast licence for Adelaide's only Christian radio station" was 20 years.[1] 1079 Life has been operating full-time (on-air) from October 1993.[1]

1079 Life was original called "Alta Mira FM", and later renamed to "Life FM". In September 2016, Life FM rebranded and changed its name to "1079 Life", dropping the FM in the title in recognition of the emergence of digital radio, not just the FM band.[2]

The station has been an incubator for local media talent in Adelaide, most notably Brenton Ragless, who began with 1079 Life and then moved to the Nine Network where he now reads the news.[2]


The station's motto is Adelaide's Good Taste Radio.

As well as playing Adult Contemporary and Christian music, 1079 Life offers news, sport, music programs and talk programs. 1079 Life won a SACBA award for Community Engagement in 2014.[3]

Saturday and Sunday afternoons in winter, 1079 Life usually broadcast one of the SANFL football matches. The station has won 3 SANFL Media Awards, "Best Commentary" in 2004 & 2008 and "Best Radio Interview" in 2007. 1079 Life also simulcasts Nine News from 6pm weeknights.

Related stations[edit]

100.7 Riverland Life FM based in Loxton was formed with help from 1079 Life in Adelaide.

1079 Life Adelaide also broadcasts Lift Radio on DAB digital radio.


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