List of radio stations in Waikato

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This is a list of radio stations in the Waikato Region of New Zealand.

Most Waikato stations originate from Hamilton, Thames and Taupo.[1]

Hamilton[edit]

The following stations broadcast in the Hamilton area.

FM stations[edit]

Frequency[1][2] Name[3] Format[4] Owner Transmitter[1][4] Broadcasting on frequency since[5] Previous stations on frequency[5]
89.0 Free FM Access Radio - Local 2012 Free FM is previously known as Community Radio Hamilton and re-launched to 89fm - a full power FM frequency after 21 years of broadcasting on 1206AM and 106.7FM.

1986-1998 Contact 89FM
1998-2001 UFM
2001-2007 The Generator
2007-2010 Backbeat 89FM
2010-2011 Rush 89FM

89.8 ZM Hit Music 1997 1984 - 1993 898 FM and later known as 898 Kiwi FM
1993 - 1997 The Breeze on 89.8
91.4 Radio New Zealand Concert Classical 1984
92.2 More FM Waikato Adult Contemporary 1999
92.2 Nga Iwi FM Hit Music/Urban/Iwi 1991
93.0 The Rock Active Rock 1992
93.8 The Sound (formally Solid Gold) Classic rock 1997 1993 - 1997 Blue Skies 93.8FM
94.6 Life FM Contemporary Christian music 1997 1992 - 1997 94.6 FM Country
June 1997 Fieldays Radio

(Temporary station used during Fieldays)

95.4 Tainui FM Urban/Iwi 1989 1989 - 1993 Te Reo Irirangi O Tainui 1993 - 2000 Tainui FM 2000 - 2011

Radio Tainui 2011 Tainui FM

96.2 Radio Hauraki Classic rock 1999
97.0 Newstalk ZB Talk radio 1999 1992 - 1993 Easy Listening 97FM
1993 - 1999 Easy Listening i97FM
97.8 The Edge Pop Music 1994 1991 - 1994 Buzzard 98FM (same station but rebranded to the very first The Edge station in 1994)
98.1 Raglan Community Radio[6] Community Radio Raglan Community Radio Inc.[7] 2006 from 1994 was on 96.6
98.6 The Hits Adult Contemporary 1990 Formally ZHFM, Classic Hits 98.6 ZHFM
99.4 The Breeze Easy Listening 2003 1997 - 2003 Y99.3 (Same station but rebranded as The Breeze and format changed from Adult Contemporary)
100.2 Radio Live Talk radio 2005 1993 - 1994 Radio Waikato (not to be confused with Radio Waikato station operating in the 1980s)
1995 - 1997 Radio Hauraki
1997 - 2005 Radio Pacific
105.0 Coast 50s-70s Pop Music 2011
105.8 Mai FM Urban 2014

AM stations[edit]

Frequency[1][2] Name[3] Format[4] Owner Transmitter[1][4] Broadcasting on frequency since[5] Previous stations on frequency[5]
531 Radio 531 P.I
576 The Word Christian Radio 2008 1993 - 1994 Radio Waikato (no connection to Radio Waikato station operating in the 1980s)
1995 - 1996 Radio Liberty
1996 - 1997 Sports Roundup
1997 - 2007 Southern Star
792 Radio Sport Sports talk 1998 1997 - 1998 Sports Roundup
855 Radio Rhema Christian Radio 1988 1985 and 1988 Ag Week Radio (temporary station used during Fieldays).
954 LiveSport and Radio Trackside Sports talk 2010 1978 - 1986 Radio Waikato (originally on 930AM from 1971 - 1978)
1986 - 1988 Country Gold Waikato 954 (same station but change of format)
1988 - 2005 Radio Pacific
2007 - 2010 BSport (Same station but rebranded as LiveSport)
1143 Radio New Zealand National 1978 Station broadcast on 1140 prior to 1978
1296 Newstalk ZB Talk radio 1993 1978 - 1993 1ZH (Station broadcast on 1310AM from 1949 - 1978, then moved to 1300)
1494 Southern Star & AM Network Christian Radio 2007

Low power FM stations[edit]

Frequency Name Format[8] Broadcast area[8] Broadcasting on frequency since
87.8 Switch FM Radio Community Radio 2010
88.1 Contact FM Student Radio 2005
107.1 The Yak FM Student Radio 2004 (formerly Max FM, rebranded in 2011)
107.3 George FM Dance radio Hamilton
107.5 Twisted Radio
107.7 RAG-FM[9] Rock & Roll Raglan 2008

Coromandel Peninsula[edit]

The following stations broadcast in the Coromandel Peninsula region.

FM stations[edit]

Frequency[1][2] Format[4] Name[3] Owner Transmitter[1][4] Broadcasting on frequency since[5] Previous stations on frequency[5]
97.9 Contemporary Hit Radio Kool FM Kool FM Whangamata 2000
100.3 Contemporary Hit Radio SEA FM Coromandel Sea FM New Zealand 2015

Low power FM stations[edit]

Frequency Name Format[8] Broadcast area[8] Broadcasting on frequency since
106.9 SEA FM Coromandel Contemporary Hit Radio Whitianga 2015
107.1 SEA FM Coromandel Contemporary Hit Radio Thames 2015

Taupo and Turangi[edit]

Stations broadcasting in the Taupo and Turangi areas.

FM stations[edit]

Frequency[1][2] Name[3] Format[4] Owner Transmitter[1][4] Broadcasting on frequency since[5] Previous stations on frequency[5]
88.8 FM The Edge Pop Music 2000
90.4 FM ZM Hit Music 2013 Radio Sport
92.0 FM The Heat 92FM Urban AC Independent Taupo Early 2016 (Simulcast of The Heat 99.1 Rotorua) Triple T
92.4 FM The Hits (Turangi) Adult contemporary radio 1989 Classic Hits Lakeland
Lakeland FM
Radio Lakeland
92.8 FM Radio Hauraki Active rock 2000 1997 - 2000: The Fish
93.6 FM More FM (formally KIS FM) Adult contemporary radio 1990s
94.4 FM The Rock Active Rock 1998 1995 - 1997: 94.3 The Fish
95.2 FM New Zealand's Rhema Christian radio
96.0 FM Newstalk ZB Talk radio
96.8 FM The Hits Adult contemporary radio 1989 Classic Hits Lakeland, Lakeland FM, Radio Lakeland)
97.6 FM Tuwharetoa FM (Turangi) Māori radio
98.4 FM Radio New Zealand Concert Classical music 1990
99.2 FM Radio Live Talk radio 2005
100.0 FM The Sound Classic rock Formally Solid Gold
100.6 FM Tuwharetoa FM (Turangi) Māori radio

Low power FM stations[edit]

Frequency Name Format[8] Broadcast area[8] Broadcasting on frequency since
87.6 FM Bitter FM

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Register of Radio Frequencies". Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Database of radio". FMLIST. "MWLIST radio database". MWLIST. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Radio Heritage". Radio Heritage Foundation. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Radio Broadcast Stations". Radio Station World. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Welcome to The Radio Vault". The Radio Vault. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ Raglan Community Radio
  7. ^ "Non-profit". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "New Zealand Low Power FM Radio Station Database". The New Zealand LPFM Radio Station Network. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  9. ^ RAG-FM Raglan