List of radio stations in Otago

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This is a list of radio stations in Otago in New Zealand.

Dunedin Stations

The following stations can be heard on the Eastern side of Otago primarily serving Dunedin City with many stations able to be received in other areas including Balclutha and Palmerston.

Frequency[1] Station[2] Location[3] Format[3] Airdate[4] Previous station on frequency.
88.6 FM Flava Mount Cargill Urban Contemporary 2013
89.4 FM The Hits 89.4 (previously Classic Hits 89.4, ZBFM, 4ZB) Mount Cargill Adult contemporary 1993
90.2 FM The Sound (previously Solid Gold) Mount Cargill Classic rock 1999 1997: Radio Dunedin
1997 - 1999: Lite FM
91.0 FM Radio One Mount Cargill Student radio 1984
91.8 FM The Edge Mount Cargill Pop music 1999
92.6 FM RNZ Concert Mount Cargill Classical music 1990
93.4 FM The Rock Mount Cargill Active rock 1999 1992 - 1997: 93Rox
1997 - 1999: C93FM
94.2 FM Life FM Mount Cargill Contemporary Christian music 2007
95.0 FM Tahu FM Highcliff Urban contemporary 2000
95.4 FM Radio Dunedin Saddle Hill Easy listening 2015 Mosgiel FM, 4XO & More FM Relay
95.8 FM ZM Mount Cargill Hit music 1996
96.2 FM The Hits Abbotsford Adult contemporary
96.6 FM Radio Live (previously Radio Pacific) Mount Cargill Talk radio 1992
97.4 FM More FM (previously 4XO) Mount Cargill Adult contemporary 1990
98.2 FM The Breeze Mount Cargill Easy listening 2004 1997 - 2004 98 More FM
99.0 FM RNZ Concert Highcliff Classical music
99.4 FM RNZ Concert Saddle Hill Classical music
99.8 FM Magic Mount Cargill Oldies 2015 2008 - 2015 Radio Dunedin
100.6 FM More FM Mount Cargill Adult contemporary 2018 2015-2017 George FM / Mai FM prior to 2015
101.4 FM RNZ National Highcliff Public radio 2004
103.8 FM Niu FM Highcliff Urban contemporary 2002
104.6 FM Coast Mount Cargill Oldies 2015 (FM Frequency)
105.4 FM Otago Access Radio (previously Toroa Radio, Hills AM) Mount Cargill Access Radio 1990
106.2 FM Radio Hauraki Mount Cargill Active rock 2009
621 AM Radio Rhema Dunedin Christian radio 1980s
693 AM Radio Sport (previously Sports Roundup) Highcliff Sports radio 1998
810 AM RNZ National (previously 4YA) Highcliff Public radio
900 AM Southern Star/AM Network (previously 4YC Concert Programme/Sports Roundup) Highcliff Christian radio/Legislature
954 AM Coast Centre Road Oldies 2004 2003 - 2004: Easy listening i
1044 AM Newstalk ZB Highcliff Talk radio 1994 1937 - 1994: 4ZB, ZBFM
1125 AM Radio Hauraki Centre Road Active rock 2003 1995 - 2003: Classic Hits ZBFM)
1206 AM TAB Trackside (previously LiveSport/Radio Trackside, BSport, Radio Pacific) Highcliff Sports talk 2005 1971 - 2005 4XO, More FM
1305 AM Radio Dunedin Highcliff Easy listening 1922 Original frequency was 1430AM.
1377 AM Southern Star Dunedin Christian radio 2009 The Word
1575 AM Otago Access Radio (previously Hills AM, Toroa Radio) Centre Road Access Radio 1990

Dunedin LPFM Stations

The following stations can be heard in Dunedin.

Frequency[1] Station[2] Location[3] Format[3] Airdate[4] Previous station on frequency / Notes.
87.6 FM Star Mosgiel Christian radio
87.7 FM Country Radio (previously Country Radio 87.7 until 2012)[5][6][7] Dunedin South LPFM Classic country 2005
87.9 FM MIX FM Dunedin LPFM
88.1 FM The Studio Dunedin LPFM Commercial-free
88.2 FM Classic Gold FM Mosgiel LPFM
88.3 FM Critical Analysis Broadcasting Dunedin North LPFM
88.7 FM Country Radio (previously Country Radio 87.7 until 2012)[5][6][7] Cromwell LPFM Classic country 2005
106.7 FM Radio Dunedin ASB Building CBD Oldies 2015 George FM (LPFM)
106.9 FM More FM Mosgiel Adult contemporary
107.0 FM Southern Star[8] Mosgiel LPFM
107.1 FM George FM ASB Building CBD Dance Music Dec 2017 Began when More FM (Wellington breakfast show + network programming) took over 100.6
107.3 FM Total FM[9] Dunedin LPFM Adult Contemporary 2012
107.5 FM XS80s Dunedin LPFM 1980s music 2017
107.7 FM ENERGY / NRG FM Dunedin DJ - Dance Club /Party /Top 40 2015 LPFM

North Otago Stations

The following stations can be heard in North and East Otago including Oamaru and Palmerston.

Frequency[1] Station[2] Location[3] Format[3] Airdate[4] Previous station on frequency.
88.3 FM Heritage Radio Oamaru LPFM
88.4 FM RockaBilly Radio Oamaru South LPFM
88.8 FM Brian FM Oamaru Adult contemporary/Classic rock
89.6 FM TAB Trackside Oamaru Sports radio
90.1 FM The Breeze Otematata Pop music 28/04/2018 The Edge
94.4 FM Magic Oamaru Oldies
95.2 FM Life FM Oamaru Contemporary Christian music
96.0 FM The Edge Oamaru Pop Music 2002 1994 - 1999: Whitestone FM
1999 - 2002: Solid Gold
96.8 FM More FM Kurow Adult hits 28/04/2018
97.6 FM The Breeze Oamaru Easy Listening 2018 2016 - March 2018: XS80s
98.1 FM More FM Otematata Adult hits 28/04/2018 Port FM, 92.7 FM
98.4 FM The Hits (previously Classic Hits Radio Waitaki) Oamaru Adult contemporary music
99.2 FM The Sound (previously Solid Gold) Oamaru Classic rock 2002
100.0 FM More FM Oamaru Adult hits 28/04/2018 Port FM, Whitestone FM, Solid Gold FM
100.8 FM Radio Live Oamaru Talk radio 2018
104.0 FM Real Radio 104 (real good, feel good radio) Oamaru Adult Contemporary music 2016
104.8 FM The Rock Oamaru Active rock
105.6 FM The Sound Kurow Classic rock
106.4 FM Radio Rhema Oamaru Christian radio
106.7 FM Whitestone City Music Oamaru LPFM
106.7 FM RNZ National Otematata LPFM Public radio
107.0 FM Heritage Radio Oamaru LPFM
756 AM Puketapu Radio Caroline Palmerston Community radio 1990s
1395 AM Newstalk ZB Oamaru Talk radio 2001 1980 - 2001: Radio Waitaki

South Otago Stations

The following stations can be heard in South Otago including Balclutha and Milton. Many Dunedin stations can also be received in this area.

Frequency[1] Station[2] Location[3] Format[3] Airdate[4] Previous station on frequency.
88.3 FM Hokonui Balclutha LPFM Radio Clutha
88.3 FM Rhema Clinton LPFM Christian radio
88.9 FM Star Balclutha Christian radio
91.3 FM Hokonui Balclutha Adult contemporary music Radio Clutha
92.1 FM Life FM Balclutha Contemporary Christian music
92.9 FM More FM Balclutha Adult contemporary music 1992 Big River Radio
93.7 FM More FM Balclutha Adult contemporary music Big River Radio
96.1 FM Rhema Balclutha Christian radio

Queenstown and Central Otago Stations

The following stations can be heard in the Central Otago area and Queenstown.

Queenstown

Frequency Station Location Format Airdate Previous station on frequency
88.1 FM The Studio FM Peninsula Hill underground music LPFM
88.4 FM The Zone FM Peninsula Hill alternative music LPFM
88.8 FM ZM Peninsula Hill Hit music
89.6 FM Newstalk ZB Peninsula Hill Talk radio
90.4 FM The Hits Southern Lakes
(formerly Classic Hits)
Peninsula Hill Adult contemporary 2005 1996 - 2005: Next FM, Ice FM
91.2 FM Radio Live Peninsula Hill Talk radio 2005
92.0 FM Q92 More FM Peninsula Hill Adult Contemporary 2009 1990s - 2006: Q92FM
2006 - 2009: Q92 The Breeze
(The Breeze and More FM swapped frequencies)
92.8 FM More FM Greengates Adult contemporary
93.6 FM TAB Trackside Peninsula Hill Sports radio
94.4 FM Radio Rhema Peninsula Hill Christian radio
95.2 FM The Edge Peninsula Hill Pop Music 2000
96.8 FM George FM Peninsula Hill Dance
97.6 FM The Sound (formerly Solid Gold) Peninsula Hill Classic rock 2000
98.4 FM RNZ Concert (formerly Concert FM) Peninsula Hill Classical music
99.2 FM The Breeze Peninsula Hill Easy Listening 2009 1990s - 2004: Resort Radio
2004 - 2009: More FM
(The Breeze and More FM swapped frequencies)
100.0 FM The Rock Peninsula Hill Rock music 2000
101.6 FM RNZ National (formerly National Radio) Peninsula Hill Public broadcasting 2004
104.0 FM Magic Peninsula Hill Oldies
107.0 FM Star Queenstown Christian radio LPFM
1134 AM RNZ National (formerly National Radio) Kelvin Heights Public broadcasting 1970s 4ZB

Alexandra and Cromwell

Frequency Station Location Format Airdate Previous station on frequency
87.6 FM Star Cromwell Christian radio LPFM
88.7 FM The Edge Obelisk Pop music
89.5 FM Radio Rhema Cromwell Kawarau Gorge Rd Christian radio
90.3 FM More FM (formerly Radio Central) Obelisk Adult contemporary 1995
91.1 FM Life FM Cromwell Kawarau Gorge Rd Contemporary Christian music
91.9 FM Radio Central Alexandra Cromwell Gorge Community Radio 2018 Local Radio Central 2015-2018
91.9 FM Radio Central[10] Cromwell Kawarau Gorge Rd Community Radio 2018 Local Radio Central 2015-2018
92.7 FM Radio Rhema Alexandra Cromwell Gorge Christian radio
93.5 FM The Sound Obelisk Classic rock
94.3 FM More FM (formerly Radio Central) Cromwell Kawarau Gorge Rd Adult contemporary 1980s
95.1 FM Newstalk ZB Obelisk Talk radio
95.9 FM Radio Live Obelisk Talk radio
96.7 FM The Breeze Obelisk Easy listening
97.5 FM RNZ Concert (formerly Concert FM) Obelisk Classical music 1990
98.3 FM The Rock Obelisk Rock music 2008 2004 - 2008: The Edge
99.1 FM Radio Wanaka Cromwell Barry Ave Adult contemporary
99.9 FM The Hits Southern Lakes Obelisk Adult contemporary 2005 1996 - 2001 Ice FM
2001 - 2005 Blue Skies FM
100.7 FM Star Alexandra Cromwell Gorge Christian radio
101.5 FM RNZ National Obelisk Public radio
103.9 FM Life FM Alexandra Cromwell Gorge Contemporary Christian music
104.7 FM TAB Trackside Obelisk Sports radio
105.5 FM Brian FM[11] Alexandra Cromwell Gorge Adult contemporary/Classic rock
105.5 FM Brian FM Cromwell Kawarau Gorge Rd Adult contemporary/Classic rock
106.7 FM XS80s Alexandra 1980s music LPFM 2017
107.0 FM Cromwell 107 FM Cromwell LPFM
107.3 FM Classic Gold[12] Alexandra LPFM
531 AM More FM (formerly Radio Central) Springvale Adult contemporary 1980s
639 AM RNZ National (formerly National Radio) Springvale Public broadcasting 1970s 4ZB

Wanaka and Hawea

Frequency Station Location Format Airdate Previous station on frequency
87.6 FM Star Wanaka Christian radio LPFM
89.0 FM Rhema Hillend Christian radio
89.8 FM The Rock Mt Maude Active rock
90.6 FM Newstalk ZB Mt Maude Talk Radio
92.2 FM Radio Wanaka[13][14][15] Mt Maude Adult contemporary
93.0 FM Bayrock
No broadcast 20/02/2018, nor reference at http://www.bayrock.co.nz
Mt Maude Classic rock 1990s
93.8 FM The Sound Mt Maude Classic rock
94.6 FM Coast Hillend Middle of the Road Roy FM (now on 104.2 FM)
95.4 FM RNZ Concert Mt Maude Classical Music
96.2 FM The Hits Southern Lakes Mt Maude Adult contemporary 1990s 2003 The Fusion 96.2FM
97.0 FM Radio Wanaka Hillend Adult contemporary 1990s
97.8 FM The Breeze Mt Maude Easy Listening
98.6 FM The Edge Mt Maude Pop music
99.4 FM More FM Mt Maude Adult contemporary
100.2 FM ZM Mt Maude Hit music
101.0 FM RNZ National Mt Maude Public Radio/Talk Radio
102.6 FM Radio Live
No broadcast 20/02/2018, nor reference at http://www.radiolive.co.nz/home/frequencies.html
Wanaka Talk radio 2017
103.4 FM XS80s[16] Aubrey Rd 1980s music 2016
104.2 FM Roy FM[17] Cliff Wilson St Indie Rock (formerly on 94.6 FM)
105.0 FM Life FM Hillend Contemporary Christian music
106.8 FM TAB Trackside Wanaka Sports radio LPFM
107.3 FM Base FM[18] Wanaka Underground music LPFM
107.7 FM Radio Hāwea Hāwea LPFM 2015

Other Towns

Frequency Station Location Format Airdate Previous station on frequency
94.3 FM Radio Central Teviot Valley Community Radio 2018 TVFM
104.3 FM Radio Central Maniototo Ida Valley
Manuherikia Valley
Adult Hits & Classic Rock 2018 The Hawk FM (merged with Radio Central)
729 AM Burn Radio[19] Ranfurly AMBC Community radio
1440 AM GoldRush1440[20] Lawrence Evans Flat Oct 2003

References

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  2. ^ a b c d "Radio Heritage". Radio Heritage Foundation.
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  4. ^ a b c d "Welcome to The Radio Vault". The Radio Vault. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Radio Spectrum". NewZealand.govt.nz. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Stations Using Rivendell". Rivendell Radio Automation. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b Country Radio Network
  8. ^ Southern Star
  9. ^ Total FM
  10. ^ Radio Central
  11. ^ Brian FM
  12. ^ Classic Gold
  13. ^ Cook, Marjorie (2 October 2008). "Radio reaching isolated township". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  14. ^ Johnston, Cris (7 April 2009). "Wanaka radio host broadcasts apology". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  15. ^ "Radio arrives kicking and screaming at Makarora". The Southland Times. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  16. ^ XS80s
  17. ^ Roy FM
  18. ^ Base FM
  19. ^ Burn Radio
  20. ^ GoldRush1440
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