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About Us

Life FM 100.1 is a Christian community radio station broadcasting on 100.1 MHz, located in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

Life FM 100.1 is truly the station of the new millennium. On the 1st January 2000,  we became Life FM 100.1, ‘Spirit of the West’, in order to have a name to which our listeners would easily relate.

Life FM 100.1 is owned and operated by Bathurst Christian Broadcasters Incorporated (BCB), an inter-denominational charitable organization based in Bathurst. Life FM is officially 2BCB but prefers the identity Life FM.

BCB was formed in 1993. A permanent licence was awarded on 16th June 1999 after test transmission lasting five years. Full time broadcasting as Rhema FM commenced on the 1st July 1999.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to carry the message of the love of Jesus to every ear in the central west.

We outreach to the people who may not go to a church, and have possibly never heard the Gospel. In today’s media driven society, this is not an easy task. We have to compete with a large number of radio stations for an audience. We are not a church; we cannot replace a church. Our role is to help people to think about Christ.We do this with a balanced presentation of  contemporary Christian music and spoken word messages. in keeping with our vision we concentrate on presenting Christian music and messages.

The Vital Statistics

Our studios are located in the Bathurst CBD.

Our transmitter is located at Mt Ovens near Yetholme, at the eastern boundary of our license area. We have co-sited with 2KY Racing Radio, who generously allow us to use their antenna and tower installation. Our transmission equipment was purchased with funds raised by our members, gifts and loans from our supporters and the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

For the tech-heads, our output power is 10Kw ERP and we maintain an STL link between the studio and the transmitter.

Life FM 100.1 serves the region of Bathurst and the broader central tablelands community. Our footprint at full power extends 100 Km, and so Life FM 100.1 is also heard in Lithgow, Katoomba, Mudgee, Cowra, Taralga, Oberon and Orange. By 2002, we had gained 7% of local radio listeners. In 2008 McNair Ingenuity found that a staggering 57% of radio listeners listen to a community station at some point during the month.

Our own 2009 poll suggests 14% of Bathurst radio listenership prefer Life FM 100.1. The McNair surveys identified that there are 14,000 listeners to community radio in Bathurst

To find out more about Life FM 100.1, please call us on (02) 6334 4814 or click here to email us.