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Free for all at Open Night

16 AUGUST 2012

MEDIA RELEASE: Free for all at Open Night

Free FM’s open night on Thursday, 6 September 2012 will help put local radio in the hands of real people around the Waikato.

The Station, previously known as Community Radio Hamilton, now broadcasts Waikato-wide on the full-power 89FM frequency – from north of Huntly to south of Tokoroa, and east of Te Aroha to West of Raglan. This is in addition to the Station’s live stream and on-demand podcast service, via freefm.org.nz.

As the region’s only community Access radio station Free FM broadcasts its unique brand of radio by, for, and about local interests including youth, ethnic, health, and music shows 24/7.

All of its 100+ broadcasters are volunteers, who come in once a week to produce and present their own shows.

Free FM provides free broadcast training and airtime for individuals, thanks to part funding from NZ On Air. “You can also broadcast community notices, and request an on-air interview.

This is real community radio, and it belongs to all of us,” explains station manager Phil Grey.

Free FM is hosting a public open night from 6-7pm on Thursday, 6 September 2012 at Free FM’s central Hamilton studios in the ASB Building, 214 Collingwood St, Hamilton. “Now that we’re Waikato-wide on 89FM we want to encourage people from right from around the region to make their voices heard on Free FM,” Phil says.

Guests will have the opportunity to get hands-on in the studios and learn more about how they can benefit from Free FM’s services. All are welcome, with light refreshments provided. For more information contact Free FM on 07 834 2170 or email info@freefm.org.nz. ENDS

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