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Capital Community Radio

Perth, 101.7 MHz FM
Rating: 4.7 Reviews: 20
Capital Community Radio 101.7FM is located at Wireless Hill Park, Ardross – a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Show more
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Capital Community Radio reviews

  • 5
    capital community radio perth 101.7 mhz fm is where i chose to hang out for the golden age of radio.
  • 5
    Congratulations on an amazing Remembrance Day radio program. I just sat and listened, often with tears flowing, and then remembered something in my own life when the experiences were related. It was beautifully put together and a sincere thanks to all involved.
  • 5
    the new blues program is amazing! Much better way to see the weekend out. Great variety, great information, well done Capital FM for trying new things. So nice to be here with the family and every age group can tap their foot along with the beat. We've all found common ground with music we all can enjoy.
  • 5
    I've only just discovered that there is another community radio station here in Perth and I like it,and I'm a gen x and I grew up with the classic music from watching all the golden movies .I love most music from ever generation. Keep on playing those tunes .
  • 5
    Enjoyed the interview with ex Speaker Michael Sutherland, especially the South African historical aspects.
  • 5
    Fabulous Music!
  • 5
    I enjoy listening to your station totally when driving, in fact the radio is now tuned to no other station.
  • 4
    hi kelly i used to work at your niteclub in 1973 .its nice to hear you still on the radio.say hello to peter for me.
  • 4
    Loving your music this Saturday morning.
  • 3
    I like the radio station especially when I am driving, however the biggest downfall is you have no playlist so if you want song details you are unable to get them, unlike all the other radio stations. You have the playlist formant but you never use it.

Information about the radio

For a radio station, its location has a historical significance. It was the site of the first communications radio in 1912 linking Perth with the rest of Australia and the world.

The concept of creating a radio station dedicated to serving the seniors of Perth emerged in the year 2000. A group of volunteers experienced in community radio had become aware that there was no other radio station in Perth addressing the special interests of this large group of discerning listeners.

So Capital Community Radio, Inc was registered and in October 2000 was granted a temporary Community Broadcast Licence.

In September 2002, the City of Melville agreed to lease to Capital Community Radio its current premise on Wireless Hill , and in May 2003 we were granted the 90.5FM frequency, and started to broadcast to what were a listener base waiting to hear the music that they enjoyed.

Nearly five years later , in January 2008, after proving ourselves , and with wonderful support from what had become a significant number of dedicated listeners , we were granted a permanent Broadcast Licence on the frequency of 90.5FM, still, however, serving only the Perth inner metropolitan area.
At that time we also commenced our “live streaming service” which enabled us to be heard on the Internet around the world ; and apparently, on space stations!

In November 2009 we were successful in our application to move to the vacant 101.7FM frequency, and we commenced broadcasting on that frequency from 1st September 2010 . This allowed us to reach the much wider listening base of the full Perth metropolitan area , and gave us the right to simulcast our FM programmes on theNew Perth Digital (DAB+) Band as from 4th May 2011.

As from 1st September 2015, we have been granted a further term of 5 years on our FM and Digital Broadcast Licence, during which time we will strive to continue to provide you with the music and information that you seek.

Station estimates that some 80,000 to 100,000 listeners now tune in to Capital Radio at various times of the week , and an increasing number are listening on digital radio!

Radio contacts

Address: PO Box 1388, BOORAGOON, Western Australia, 6954
Phone: +(08) 9364 9888
Email: [email protected]

Fax (08) 9364 1155

Time in Perth: 01:17, 05.27.2024

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