Who Are We?
Coast FM 96.3 is a community radio station broadcasting across the Central Coast of NSW, from Patonga to Norah Head and west to Mangrove Mountain. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day 7 days a week from its studios at 139 Faunce Street, Gosford with a variety of music and information programs that aim to reflect the lifestyle of the Central Coast. Local news is also an important contribution to our Central Coast coverage. A journalist is employed by Coast FM to research, compile and present 5 local news bulletins per day, Monday to Friday.
What type of Music do we play?
From 6 in the morning until 6 at night weekdays we play Classic Hits, a blend of timeless tracks from the 60s to the 90s. Specialty shows broadcast in the evenings and across the weekend, from youth oriented programmes to a range of music shows, sport, comedy, radio plays and local performing arts. The mood of Coast FM is relaxed and friendly, with a carefully chosen mix of music, local content, information and news for the community.
You can tune into Coast FM locally at 96.3 on the FM dial, or stream our programmes live through the Coast FM website – www.coastfm.org.au.
What sort of Organisation are we?
Coast FM is a not-for-profit organisation. Central Coast Community FM Radio Association Inc. was incorporated in 1988 and all the presenters at the radio station are volunteers – around 60 in total. Volunteers also man the front office 9.00 am to 12.00 noon weekdays, do fundraising and other activities, represent members on our management committee and other working groups. To support Coast FM’s mainly volunteer operation and generate income for the station, we also have a station manager, sponsorship sales team, and office support.
Whats CoastFM’s aim?
We aim to be a local voice for the Central Coast community by broadcasting a diverse range of programs made by volunteers to inform, engage, entertain and connect the Central Coast community. Coast FM also aims to be of service to and accessible to community organisations and the broader community on the Central Coast, including through broadcast of community service announcements and interviews.
Coast FM is proud to be the longest running community radio station on the Coast, known as 2CCC till 2006, with a permanent broadcasting license since 1992. We are a proud member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, and acknowledges the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation in providing grants for the purchase of new transmission equipment and costs associated with the Covid 19 pandemic.