Free FM Description:
Free FM broadcasts on 89.0 FM in Hamilton. It began as AM 1206 in 1992 and was renamed Community Radio Hamilton 1206 AM in 2004. After raising more than $100,000 to expand its reach and lobbying the Government for support, the station was granted a new FM frequency in October 2011 when the Ministry for Culture and Heritage re-designated the 89.0 MHz frequency for general community use. The station re branded to Free FM and organised events in several Waikato towns to recognize its transition to FM in October 2012.