Demise of NZ Talk Radio Network – Today FM – affect on MW frequencies.
With the abrupt closure of MediaWork’s talk format network competing with NZME’s Newstalk ZB, the remaining AM frequencies that carried Today FM are now carrying the following alternative MediaWorks brands:
702 Auckland – Humm FM
738 Christchurch – The Breeze
1233 Wellington – The Breeze.
Announcements yesterday indicated a new format would be introduced on all Today FM’s FM and AM frequencies in April, so it is unclear whether the above are permanent or fillers.
Today FM was launched just over one year ago, and the overseas based owners of MediaWorks made the closure decision on economic grounds. Earlier Today FM frequency 1107 AM with synchro transmitters serving Tauranga and Rotorua closed down a few months back.
Bryan Clark (2023-03-31)