SeymourFM103.9 is a locally and regionally based membership controlled not-for-profit community broadcasting station.
Originally covering just Seymour, the radio station has been in operation since 2001. Over this time, the station has seen many people volunteer, and has developed from merely a few interested people to now being a well established and fully equipped radio station for the whole region.
After many years of operating on temporary licences, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has awarded a “long term” Analogue Community Radio Broadcasting Licence to Seymour FM – 103.9 in 2018. In making the determination, ACMA has imposed a handful of conditions that the station will need to achieve in the near future. They include an increase in Full Membership, and program related matters. The station has an exciting future ahead, with plans to improve local news content, community engagement, and reception in the broadcast area.
An upgrade in the transmission facilities in 2015 allowed for region wide coverage, and as such we now fully welcome and encourage people from throughout the region to participate in the station. At this time, our major towns are Broadford, Seymour, Nagambie, Puckapunyal and Avenel.
Coverage is provided to Northern Mitchell and Southern Strathbogie Shire towns including; Seymour, Broadford, Nagambie, Avenel, Puckapunyal and Tallarook, and surrounding localities.
On October 13, 2022 Seymour FM was devastated by the flood that also affected parts of the town. In late 2022 Seymour FM 103.9 broadcasts from its new studios at Pollard Street, Seymour. On 28th June 2023, the official opening of the Pollard St studios occurred.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE
103.9 is your local station throughout the region, and offers people equal opportunity to present programs and to be a part of the 103.9 family.
COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CODE OF PRACTICE
Seymour FM is a community broadcaster, providing a community radio service to the people of Seymour and surrounding areas. This station operates in accordance with the Code of Practice for the community broadcasting sector.
What we do
We cover programming in Arts and Music, local issues, sports, community events and provide access and broadcasting opportunities to the community within the region.
We provide programs on local issues.
We represent local community groups.
We offer free promotion of not-for-profit charity drives, events and issues.
We conduct live coverage of local sports.
We do live outside broadcasts from community events .
We have sponsorship opportunities for local businesses to promote their services and products.
We have local voices on the radio.
We can provide access and training to local residents interested in presenting radio programs.
We can assist with fundraising & community support.
We are volunteer based.
Tell us about your event, fundraiser, charity or issue & we can help promote it.
Present your own show
Passionate about a topic and want to share it? Tell us more.
Media and broadcasting skills enhance your ability to communicate with others.
The Community Radio station now known as Seymour FM came about because of two “good ideas”.
The first “good idea” was the formation of a group called “The Seymour We Want”. As the name suggests, this group gathered together ideas and proposals that aimed at improving the civic and social amenity of the town.
The second “good idea” came from the first – a community radio station.
2001 - SPI-FM 87.6 was born
2002 - 31st March SPI-FM 87.6 hit the airwaves for the first time
2004 - The name SPI was dropped / Moved to Anzac Ave studio
2009 - SeymourFM moved up the dial to 103.9FM
2011 - SeymourFM moved to Emily Street studio
2013 - SeymourFM moved to Kings Park studio
2014 - GP transmission tower completed
2018 - Long term analogue licence granted by ACMA
2020 - Arson attack at GP transmission tower site is razed to the ground
2021 - GP transmission tower rebuilt
2022 - Relocation of studio to Pollard St
2023 - Pilot project - appointment of first part time Station Manager
2023 - Official opening of Pollard St Studios on 28 June
We at 103.9 Seymour FM acknowledge that we are on Taungurung Country. We hereby express our respect for the Taungurung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we broadcast from. We pay our respects to their leaders and Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold forever the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of all Taungurung people. We express our gratitude for the sharing of this land, and our hope that we can walk forward together in harmony in the spirit of reconciliation.