You asked, we answered.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Vintage FM.
Which Frequency should I use?
87.6FM in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains
87.8FM in Penrith and surrounds
88.7FM in Camden/Wollondilly
If you live in or around our FM locations we suggest trying all three frequencies to see which one has the best reception for you.
Is Vintage FM a Community Station?
No, Vintage FM is a ‘Narrowcast’ station. Narrowcast stations are designed to cater for niche formats – like playing 50’s 60’s & 70’s music! Unlike community radio stations, we rely on advertising to fund our station.
Who listens to Vintage FM?
Anyone who enjoys music from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s!
I don’t live in your FM broadcast area, can I still listen?
Yes! Although our FM broadcast areas cover a large part of Western Sydney, we are aware that there are people all over the world tuning in. You can listen to us through our website, the Vintage FM app (Currently available on the Google Play store, soon to be released on the App Store), Radio apps like TuneIn, websites like ‘Online Radio Box’ and so many more. If you have an Internet radio, you should also be able to tune into us too. Australians on the VAST Satellite can also find us on channel 634.
Why do your Frequencies sometimes pick up other stations?
On the edge of our broadcast area you may sometimes hear another station. This is because in other areas, the 87.6, 87.8 and 88.7 frequencies belong to other stations. When another station’s broadcast area border meets ours, there can be a change in what you hear.
Will you ever expand your FM transmission to a broader area?
We are always looking for ways to strengthen our signal and bring Vintage FM to more people’s radios. Never say never.
Why can’t I find Vintage FM on my Digital Radio?
At this stage Vintage FM is unavailable on digital radio. It is something we are looking to expand to in the future.
Why don’t you talk about the News?
We like to keep a ‘less talk, more music’ focus, which is why you only hear from our announcers a few times an hour. Monday – Thursday afternoon during the Drive show, Bondi speaks to Peter Overton from Nine News and discusses the news headlines for the evening. If there is breaking news in our FM broadcast area (this includes major traffic accidents, bushfires, major road closures) it will be announced on air.
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