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A world-class, always eclectic, commercial-free, indie, alternative, retro/vintage rock & more radio station. Where it’s ALL about the music!
No commercials, no logons, no fees, no
memberships. Just simply some of the best, cutting-edge,
indie rock music radio on the planet. 24 hours a day.
A celebration of great music, brought to you by Reverend Aquaman & the music-loving, motley crew of audiophiles that make up the andHow.FM Air Force. Since 8 November 1998, we have been jamming the free world, one person at a time; filling your bandwidth & your airwaves with stuff you wish you heard on the radio plus your requests. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year on the world wide web, to 170 other countries all over the planet & down underground at 107.5 FM in Porirua, New Zealand (Aotearoa). During that time we have seen a LOT of other radio stations & music services come & go. Our commitment to remain commercial-free & independent has always kept us thinking outside the box, but we couldn’t have done it without YOU!
Originally, andHow started as a dream that was conceptualized & realized when we were broadcasting from laptops & lawn chairs, high a-top the Rainbow Bridge in Bridge City, Texas. Way back then, AndHow Web Radio was socially interacting in the cloud even before the Dot.com crash of the early 2000s, long before anyone had ever even come up with the phrase “social media”. We were once taking our requests via ICQ & by e-mail, streaming to the world via dial-up internet in the days BEFORE broadband. Suddenly we were able to help make a very big world seem like a very cozy place to live. It was at that time we realized the commitment to grow ourselves as an international radio station. 15 years later, we have come thus far on our journey to the other side of the planet in Papakowhai, New Zealand. Named as one of the “elder statesmen of internet radio”, we are the defenders & caretakers of independent, commercial-free radio; now securely established deep in the studio bunker…at the new, world headquarters for andHow.FM. An oasis in a sea of soulless, corporate over-commercialized radio & “internet radio services”. There are real, red-blooded humans making this radio station happen and not some algorithm.
Since 2009, andHow.FM is still entertaining & interacting with our listeners via our social networking portal and 107.5 FM in Porirua, with a blend of new indie rock artists that suits listening all day at work, in the car, bus, train or just chilling-out at home. As always, our commitment to promote a majority of our content with music from independent artists remains! We even give you the ability to program andHow.FM by picking selections from our library & getting them played back live on the air via our requests page. By making your requests to our station, you are helping to promote your favorite indie artists on an international stage! In turn, listenership to these musicians on andHow.FM are reflected in the direct reporting & “scrobbling” of those artists and their rankings to Last.FM, TuneIn & RadioTuna. So you just simply listening and interacting with andHow.FM, actually helps support & directly promote the artist’s music! When you aren’t listening to our hand-selected music mix, you can enjoy our various, eclectic, radio shows from presenters all over the world! If you miss a show, check out the show portals and listen to a podcast from your favorite DJ.
but never duplicated...107.5 andHow.FM! Got
Some of the facts and figures about andHow.FM:
Rated one of the best internet radio stations in the world by the UK Telegraph
Jamming the free world, one person at a time since 1998.
Over 20,000 listeners every 30 days via the internet.
A FM broadcast area to over 20,000 people in Porirua, New Zealand.
No commercials, ever!
Banned from Wikipedia. (Yes, this is absolutely true!)
Previously published press articles & interviews
“The best internet radio stations” by Pete Naughton (“The Telegraph (UK)” 31 October 2013) - http://goo.gl/LKrwZT
“Rocking the Free World” by Max Rashbrooke (“FishHead Magazine” March 2014 issue) print-only - http://goo.gl/PF1kAg
“Listen Outside the Box: Online and innovative—this isn’t your parents’ radio” by Ethan Maffey (“The Source Weekly” 22 August 2012) - http://goo.gl/BqwkhP
“Closing in on the big time” by Andrew Bonallack (”CityLife Porirua News”, 30 May 2012) - http://goo.gl/kkBMs
”Papakowhai unlikely base for US indie rock station’’ by Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 28 May 2012) – http://goo.gl/ClkBL
“Afternoons with Jim Mora” live on-air interview w/Jim Mora (Radio New Zealand, recorded 29 May 2012) - http://goo.gl/nVqy21
”Cyber ‘bully’ disputes radio station’s credentials” by Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 18 September 2012) – http://goo.gl/lbo6C
“Broadcaster Fights Back” by Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 2 October 2012) - http://goo.gl/J11Omz