35 years of community radio
Creative Community Radio Incorporated, trading as Radio Fremantle 107.9 operates the community radio station for Fremantle and twenty adjacent suburbs. The station commenced broadcasting in 1987 from studios located in the now Heritage listed former Police station in East Fremantle. In 2000, the station moved to Hamilton Hill an adjacent suburb to East Fremantle, home to many people from all different backgrounds, lives and careers.
Radio Fremantle operates from a building with three studios, administration office, a large reception area and a lunch room. The station also caters for people with disabilities with a lift to get to our level 1 floor and spacious areas. Studio One can easily accommodate people with wheelchairs. The main foyer has ample room to provide seating and a vending machine for guests and volunteers.
We're in good company, sharing our building with Sport FM, another local community radio station which broadcasts local sports and commentary from Studio Two while also sharing Studio Three for pre-recording and production requirements.
The station broadcasts a variety of programs with an emphasis on local programming tailored for nearby, youth and ethnic listeners. There is a varied range of specialist programs including, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Country and West Australian music. Radio Fremantle also provides a wide range of outside broadcasts to cover local events while Sunday’s are dedicated to our large ethnic audience including, African, Portuguese, Brazilian and the Serbian community.
With over 70 individual programmes active on the station, we've ensured there's something for everyone.
The sound of Fremantle
Coverage and Listenership
Radio Fremantle's coverage area is spread throughout Fremantle, Cockburn, Melville and East Fremantle — however, we receive regular calls from listeners from as far as Quinns Rock in the Northern suburbs to Mandurah in the South. From the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, our potential FM audience exceeds 200,000. However, we have also received feedback from other locations outside of our 'target' area and that provides another 150,000 potential listeners.
- Alfred Cove
- East Fremantle
- North Fremantle
- White Gum Valley
- Hamilton Hill
- South Fremantle
Additionally our station is streamed online and available for anyone to listen to, from anywhere in the world. Some of our programmes are listened to regularly by listeners on the east coast of Australia, England, Ireland as well as countries in Europe such as Italy and Croatia.
Station Aims & Mission
Our aim is to provide the community with a large genre of music, news and local information, through multicultural and specialist programmes, while giving back and allowing the community to have a voice by being open to new volunteers through training courses and development.