About World FM

World FM is a low power FM (LPFM) radio station originally based in Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand.

As from 2021 our main studio and internet services have moved to Mārahau, near the entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park in the Tasman region, however we still operate FM services to Tawa and also in Stoke, Nelson.

Our aim is to play a mix of some of the best world music, Kiwi classics, and a selection of radio programming from around the world.

We are currently broadcasting on 88.2 MHz, in Tawa using an NRG Kits NZ PPL Pro transmitter. Our broadcasts in Mārahau also go out on 88.2 MHz, using an original NRG PPL Pro transmitter from the UK. Our Stoke site is on 107.6 MHz and uses a BW Broadcast transmitter.

All antennas are tuneable 1/4-wave groundplanes from the FM DX Antenna Company

Our programming is managed using the StationPlaylist Pro suite and processed using Thimeo Stereo Tool stereo & RDS encoding software.

World FM has been on air since March 2005, using a variety of frequencies in the 88 MHz & 107 MHz LPFM bands.

How our original website looked when it was first captured by archive.org in February, 2005

World FM is a member of the LPFM Society of New Zealand, a Regional Radio Partner of the Radio Heritage Foundation, and a Supporter of the DRM Consortium.

You can contact the station via email at

If you wish to send us music submissions for possible air play, please use the address

Our postal address is:

World FM
PO Box 2213
Nelson 7041
New Zealand

SMS/Text messaging: +64 (22) 547 0244

Facebook: WorldFMNZ

New Zealand Business Number (NZBN): 9429043735266