By Jim Birchall
East FM, Howick’s local station has moved to 5th place in New Zealand (up from 13th) all-hours concurrent listening according to non-commercial LPFM radio listener statistics for the third quarter of 2019.
In the Auckland market, East FM moves into the top spot after overtaking The Flea, with KFM remaining in third.
Mike Rowse from East FM had this to say; “We’re pretty chuffed with the result and have our sights set on moving up the national rankings. Things like this always give the team a real boost, and along with the shift into the Bill Mudgway studio at our new East FM headquarters, morale is at an all-time high”.
Rowse praised the staff of volunteers who have “worked hard to make the station a real community asset and added he is “pleased that the hard work is paying off” and was quick to “extend our gratitude to our audience which continues to grow locally, nationally, and internationally thanks to our online stream located at www.eastfm.nz”.