Low Power FM

LPFM (Low Power FM) broadcasting is thriving in Hamilton, with a range of broadcast signals situated around the city, and entirely filling the allowable LPFM bands [87.6 to 88.3 and 106.7 to 107.7]

Free FM has a great appreciation of LPFM, having broadcast on 106.7FM for six years before launching its full-power 89.0FM frequency in August 2012. (More on that here.)

This page is intended as a central information source related to LPFM broadcasting in and around Hamilton and as an up-to-date directory of contacts should you wish to contact an LPFM operator.

If you are aware of any LPFM broadcasts that are not listed here, are responsible for an LPFM station in the Waikato region, or wish to update any information, please submit your details using this form;

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The following list is as accurate as we can make it based on current information. The LPFM scene is constantly changing so check back often for latest developments.

LPFM broadcasters in Hamilton

87.6   Radio Robotic

Transmission location
FormatIndie music
Historyfounded 2012
Contact detailsradiorobotic@gmail.com



87.7   Rush FM

Transmission locationNorth Hamilton
CoverageNorth Hamilton
FormatMusic, geopolitical and environmental discourse
HistoryStarted broadcasting on 87.7 in September 2010
Contact detailsRoy Harlow Phone 0800-100-857
Websiterushfmstudio@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/RushFMNewZealand


87.9    Christian Radio

Transmission locationCentral City
CoverageHamilton City
FormatChristian discourse - "Top on family values, bottom of the dial"
Contact details7th Day Adventists

88.0  Noize Radio

Transmission locationOld Farm Road
CoverageHamilton East/University

Hamilton's Premiere on-line electronic music radio station. With up to date music, live DJs, International interviews and guest mixes.

Contact detailsJoshua Penn joshua@noizeradio.co.nz   www.noizeradio.co.nz



88.1   Hamilton West School

Transmission locationHamilton West School
Contact details



Transmission location
Contact details


88.3   Spice FM

Transmission locationCentral city, streamed from Auckland
Coverage28.4.15 - Signal appears to spill across band from 88.0 to 88.5 blocking out other LPFMs
FormatIndian language - news, music
HistorySpice FM
Contact detailsunknown



88.3   Rhode Street School Radio

Transmission locationRhode Street School, Dinsdale
CoverageWest Hamilton
Formatprimary school student information
Contact details



106.7   The Hum

Transmission locationFree FM premises, 214 Collingwood St
CoverageHamilton City
FormatThe Hum is Hamilton's only dedicated Hamilton Music station, playing 100% locally produced content from the original music makers on the muddy banks of the Waikato.
We endeavour to play new music as well as tunes from as far back as the late 70s and we are always looking for local original music, please feel free to contact us at the above email address to arrange for your music to be playlisted, we are not a pop station, we will play anything as long as its local.
We are not a commercial operation, there is very little money involved and we rely on the support and generosity of Free FM 89.0, real community radio. The LPFM community thrives on mutual support and communication and in the spirit of cooperation we welcome all suggestions, criticism and encouragement!

Historylaunched November 2015
Contact detailshtownhum@gmail.com




106.9   Radio City  

Transmission location5 Crossroads
CoverageHamilton City
FormatIndian / Bollywood / pop music, advertising for Khyber Foods
Historyappeared mid-April 2012, blocking other users on 88.1 and getting significant coverage despite little elevation. Moved to 106.9 in 2012
Contact details



107.0   Sounds Familiar

Transmission locationChartwell, Hamilton
CoverageChartwell and nearby suburbs
FormatEasy listening popular music 1930s to 1960s
Historylaunched 1 Feb 2003
Contact detailsMurray Orchard



107.1   The Yak

Transmission locationWintec city campus
CoverageHamilton city
FormatStudent radio training station
HistoryFormerly The Revolution [2004], MaxFM.
Contact detailsph 837 7019



107.1   Maeroa FM

Transmission locationMaeroa Intermediate
Formatschool student-run radio broadcasts Thursdays 2.15 - 3.45
HistoryLaunched October 2011
Contact details



107.3   George FM

Transmission locationCentral city
CoverageHamilton city
FormatRebroadcast of Auckland-based station now owned by mediaworks
Contact details09 360 4495



107.5  Eclectic Radio Enderly 5XFM

Transmission locationEnderly
CoverageEnderly, Fairview Downs
Formatmusic variety
Contact details

Ray rayevan@gmail.com




107.5   Radio Mehfil

Transmission locationFrankton, Hamilton
CoverageHamilton city
FormatBollywood music and news
Contact details



107.6   Asylum FM

Transmission locationVialou St, Hamilton
Coveragelimited to nearby buildings only
FormatLPFM run by users of Centre 401
Contact detailsadmin@centre401.co.nz   ph 838 0199



107.7   Easy FM

Transmission locationChartwell
CoverageNorth Hamilton
Format24 hour easy listening
Historylaunched 1.1.2004
Contact detailsLawrie Taylor   lawrietz@hnpl.net



For more information about LPFM broadcasting in New Zealand visit:

The Radio Heritage Foundation maintains a listing of LPFM stations around the country - if you are considering starting a station, or just want to identify a broadcast you may have heard, also check with them....



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