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Port FM is a local radio station based in Timaru, New Zealand broadcasting throughout South Canterbury and the MacKenzie Country. It also operates as a network with sister-stations in Ashburton and Oamaru (see below) known as 'Port FM Local'.
Port FM is one of a few independent radio stations not controlled by The Radio Network or RadioWorks. It does however have close ties with the RadioWorks group, from which it sources its news bulletins from Radio Live and also provides advertising sales and services to other RadioWorks stations in the region (The Edge, The Rock & The Sound) and are operated locally by Port FM under a franchise arrangement with RadioWorks.
Port FM's music genre is contemporary rock and pop, normally from the 1990s onwards, however with some 1970s and 1980s music thrown into the mix. The main (Timaru based) station is used as a network feed for Port FM Local in Ashburton and Oamaru during nights and times during the weekend. Port FM is privately owned by businessman and radio entrepreneur Brent Birchfield.
 Station Line-Up
- 6am-9am Weekdays : Owen "OJ" Jackson and Kirsty Burnett (Timaru only) - South Canterbury's Big Breakfast
- 9am-10am Weekdays : Owen "OJ" Jackson (Timaru only) - The 9 to 5 Workout
- 6am-10am Weekdays : Bex Carr (Ashburton only) - Mid Canterbury's Big Breakfast
- 6am-10am Weekdays : Anton Roswell (Oamaru only) - North Otago's Big Breakfast
- 10am-3pm Weekdays : Kirsty Burnett (Networked)
- 3pm-7pm Weekdays : James Valentine (Networked)
- 7pm-9pm Weekdays : Kiwi Music Show (Networked)
- 9pm-6am Weekdays : Port FM All-Nighter (Networked)
Locality Frequency South Canterbury 97.9 MHz FM Timaru (city) 93.1 MHz FM Waimate 93.1 MHz FM Fairlie 95 MHz FM Twizel 93.4 MHz FM Omarama 91.2 MHz FM Otematata 92.7 MHz FM Ashburton (as Port FM Local) 94.9 MHz FM/98.9 MHz FM/106.1 MHz FM Oamaru (as Port FM Local) 100 MHz FM
 Local variations
Port FM Local is the name given to Port FM's stations in Ashburton and Oamaru. They were originally known as Fox FM (Ashburton) and Whitestone 100FM (Oamaru), broadcasting locally during the day and at nights relaying the Port FM feed programme from Timaru. In 2006 the stations were renamed 'Port FM Local'. They still broadcast locally during the morning and workday and link with Port FM Timaru outside of this.
 Fox FM (Ashburton)
Fox FM was Port FM's local radio station in Ashburton. The station hit the airwaves in the mid-1990s, broadcasting on 94.9FM and 98.9 FM. In mid 2006 it was rebranded as 'Mid Canterbury's Port FM Local'. Some local broadcasts from Ashburton remain. In mid 2010, the station regained its local breakfast show, which was first hosted by Dave Nicholas and currently by Bex Carr.
 Whitestone FM (Oamaru)
Whitestone 100 FM was Port FM's local radio station in Oamaru broadcasting on 100FM and 96FM. It began broadcasting in the early 1990s. In 2002 the station ended with 100FM relaunched as Waitaki's Solid Gold 100 FM, broadcasting a local breakfast and the Solid Gold network during the day, while 96FM broadcast The Edge network. 100FM has since been relaunched as 'Waitaki's Port FM Local' carrying local and Port FM Timaru programming. In Mid 2010 the local 10am-2pm show was axed to make way for a local North Otago breakfast show to return for the first time in almost 10 years. The local show in Oamaru and the Waitaki valley is currently hosted by Anton Roswell, who replaced Marc Cookson.
 RadioWorks Stations
The following stations and are operated locally by Port FM under a franchise arrangement with RadioWorks.
- Solid Gold 95.7FM Westport
- Solid Gold 94.7FM Greymouth
- Solid Gold 91.9FM Hokitika
- Solid Gold 95.7FM Ashburton
- Solid Gold 97.1FM Timaru
- Sold Gold 100.6FM Twizel
- Solid Gold 99.2FM Oamaru
 External links
Port FM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia