1 April, 2015


Coast & Newstalk ZB change frequencies to accommodate new station

Reset your dials as NZME. Radio launches Hokonui Radio in Hawera on Tuesday, April 7 – providing locals with even more great listening options.

Hokonui Radio is New Zealand’s dedicated rural radio station and from April 7 Hawera listeners can now tune in on 88.2FM or 1557AM.

NZME’s focus on local talent and shows relevant to their community continues with announcer Bryan Vickery moving from Coast to host the new Hokonui Breakfast show from 6am to 9am weekdays.

 “It's a privilege to be the first presenter to front the Hokonui Breakfast show,” Vickery says. “I’m excited because its local radio at its very best. Plus the music will be awesome with one great song after another.

“Hokonui is a radio brand that already celebrates dynamic rural communities around the country and will be a great fit for South and Central Taranaki. I have lived and worked in Taranaki for the last 15 years and this new station aims to keep locals entertained and informed. With 1,200 dairy farms and more than 370,000 dairy cows in South Taranaki alone, Hokonui Radio will also feature Jamie MacKay's very popular Farming Show.”

General Manager Central Region for NZME. Radio, Greg Murphy says, “Hokonui Radio has been deliberately launched in Hawera due to the strong rural community, who we believe will be attracted to all the station offers.

“Launching Hokonui Radio does mean a few frequency changes for the listeners in the area. We thank the Hawera community for taking the time to readjust their radio dials and for their ongoing support of Hokonui Radio, Coast and Newstalk ZB.”

On April 7th if you love the music on Coast and want to continue to listen to this station, simply re-tune your dial to the 1323AM.

For breaking news, the latest debate or opinion on Newstalk ZB, reset your dial to 96.4FM.

Alternatively you can find both stations on iHeartRadio, simply visit www.iheartradio.co.nz or download the iHeartRadio app from your device’s relevant app store.




For more information, or to speak with Greg Murphy or Bryan Vickery please contact:

Rebecca Reid from Niki Schuck PR on +64 27 519 4994 or rebecca@nikischuckpr.com