Fresh FM broadcasts across the Nelson/Tasman region on 104.8, Eastern
Golden Bay on 95.0 and Blenheim on 88.9. We also operate a low powered
FM transmitter covering inner Nelson city areas on 107.2.
Fresh FM is the only Community Access radio station in the region and
is the only one in New Zealand operating over such a wide region and
using studios in multiple locations.
Our vision is that Fresh FM should reflect the aspirations,
creativity, experiences, stories and music of the people who live in the
region covering the top of the South Island. And through our broadcast
frequencies and on-line services, share those things with the world.
The story of Fresh FM captures the dedication and foresight of
individuals whose belief in local radio for the Nelson/Tasman region
gave rise initially to two stations – Boulder Radio, based in Nelson
city, and Harvest Radio which operated from Te Awhina Marae in Motueka.
In the mid 1990s, under the umbrella of the Tasman Broadcasting Trust,
the individual talents of the Boulder and Harvest teams were brought
together to form Fresh FM.
Fresh FM broadcasts from studios in Nelson, Motueka and Takaka to a
combined population base of over 80,000 people. Our plan is to one day
open a studio in Blenheim to complete our network across the top of the
South and add a further 20,000 potential listeners.
Fresh FM is a Community Access station, producing content made By,
For and About people in our region. Our programme mix includes drama,
music and documentaries that reflect the top of the South Island. Our
programme makers represent the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions in
the broadest sense. They are passionate individuals, giving their own
time to make radio programmes that reflect the life stream of our
Our contract with New Zealand On Air provides funding which covers
about 65% of our operating costs. We are required to meet the shortfall
through limited general advertising, programme sponsorship, listener
support (Friends of Fresh), grants and donations.
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