“We need some
classic radio !”

Lake Macquarie FM is born

Lake Macquarie FM is the result of a dream of Bruce Carty to work in his own radio station. Bruce applied for, and received, a narrowcast licence to broadcast in 1989.

In 1998 Radio Yesteryear INC was born. Though it held a temporary licence, Radio Yesteryear INC broadcast for almost 18 years from several studios.

Radio Yesteryear obtained a permanent licence in 2010. The licence conditions required the station to move to a location within its broadcast area. Radio Yesteryear moved from its Mount Penang studio to its current home at the Halekulani Bowling Club in 2011.The station has enjoyed a long and mutually gratifying association with The Hali.

In October 2013 the station was crippled by bush fires. The devastating fires destroyed the station’s aerial and transmission equipment. As a result of hard work by members, generous financial contributions and the help of Wyong Council the station was back on air within 4 weeks!

In 2013,Radio Yesteryear changed its name and Radio Yesteryear Inc. became Lake Macquarie FM Inc.

Lake Macquarie FM broadcasts 24/7
Every one of our Presenters are unpaid volunteers. They want to be here,for you,our listeners
Live broadcasts commence daily at 6 am with a change of presenter and program every three hours.
The last presenter’s program finishes at 9 pm each night of the week.
After that time,popular uninterrupted music is broadcast from 9 pm each night until 6 am the following morning.

Past Presidents of Radio Yesteryear Inc./Lake Macquarie FM Inc.

Bruce Carty

Keya Pfyeld

John Lovett

Gary Atrill

Keith Ritchie

Josette Stephenson

Kate Keighran

Greg Stott

The current President is Duncan Scott


Why become a member of our community radio station?

Have you ever considered becoming a member of Lake Macquarie FM 97.3 or as we like to call it Club 973?

For the tiny fee of $15.00 we offer 3 years of Club 973 membership and provide a thank you gift.

We always welcome and encourage Club 973 membership involvement  participation but we do understand we live in a busy world, therefore volunteering is not a requirement of Club 973 membership!

Club 973 Members can have a say in decision-making by:
§ attending and voting at meetings;
§ nominating for membership of boards and committees;
§ participating in boards and committees; and
§ proposing items of business for general meetings.

Becoming a member is easy. Just click on the member ship tab on our home page, download the form and email it back to us. We will do the rest.

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