OZ Urban Radio has started broadcasting an FM service in Rockingham.
The Low Power Open Narrowcast (LPON) licence on 87.8FM targets the suburbs of Baldivis and surrounds.
Station manager Brett Costello said it was the second area Oz Urban Radio had broadcast to, with their first launch in Piara Waters.
“As our second local broadcasting area, this launch is very important in the growth of Oz Urban Radio in bringing 24/7 urban music to pockets of Perth,” he said.
“We hope to continue our expansion with hubs in Mandurah and North Lake in the future.”
Mr Costello said broadcasting in Baldivis was ideal because of the limited number of narrowcast stations that can be housed on the 87.6-88FM band.
“There was a perceived gap in the local Baldivis area available on 87.8FM so we were able to capitalise on this,” he said.
Mr Costello said Oz Urban radio specialises in all styles of urban music from R ‘n’ B to soul and hip hop.
“We have a music intensive format, so there is not too much talking when compared to most of the major FM stations,” he said.
“LPON signals are best received in your car in the area outlined in red (above); however local homes in the black area should also be able to pick us up from a home stereo.
Mr Costello said that with today’s technology the broadcaster could be found anywhere on http://www.OzUrbanRadio.com.
The station also has its own Oz Urban Radio app which is available in all app stores and markets, which allows people to stream from any location on their smart phone or tablet device.