UGFM is now one of the leading local radio stations in regional Victoria and recognized nationally for our work in emergency broadcasting.
To provide a community broadcasting service for the people of the Murrindindi Shire and surrounds with local news and information, a variety of music, promoting community activities & events, Australian artists and music.
UGFM first came about in October 1994 when our first low power, mono transmission took place on 98.9 MHz within the town of Alexandra. The test permit allowed the station to broadcast each weekend from 7.00am Friday until midnight Sunday.
With regular national news buletins the station also provides local news, sport and information while also promoting tourism in the region. Major local events are covered with our unique 'house boat' outside broadcast van and our charter includes the provision of assistance to emergency services in times of flood and bushfire emergencies.
Day-time programming is generally an easy listening 60' s up to the current charts sound, with local interviews and news content. Night-time programs warm up to party-time and request programs on the weekends. Special interest programs feature during weeknights and take in all genres of popular music.
Following the fires with the generous support of many organizations such as Rotary, Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, Lions, Alexandra & Eildon Opp Shops; UGFM established a remote studio at Marysville and later established a translator for Kinglake Ranges on 94.5 MH