About the Station
BASE FM is a collective of DJs who began broadcasting in May 2004 straight outta Ponsonby / Grey Lynn, aiming to bring underground music to the community. No commercial bullshit hustle, no fake machismo muscle.
The show schedule reads like a who’s who of Auckland’s hip hop, reggae, funk and soul scene, and the station’s run by a crew that cares. We have a rotating roster of DJ’s, producers and musicians who are actually involved in the New Zealand music scene!
After becoming independent from former sister station George FM in May 2008, Base had to grow up quickly and find it’s very own new home – in form of a former carpet store in Grey Lynn. The crew, DJs & friends transformed the space into what is now one of the nicest broadcasting studios in the country. The relaxed environment, better equipment and roomier studio signalized Base FM entering a new phase. Throughout this entire period the one constant thing was the attitude towards music!
Base FM – 100% DJ’s Choice
“Just play the good shit” – Manuel Bundy
Base FM is about the people behind the turntables, and about connecting with those on the other end of the radio (or Freeview signal or computer) The annual Shake & Bake event is a big supporter of of emerging talent, showcasing Electric Wire Hustle, Homebrew, Julien Dyne and Koru Licks appearing over the years.
Not only can you listen to us on the airwaves and internet but Base FM is broadcasting loud on proud on Freeview Channel 71! And with the government extending the Freeview platform to cover 86% of the population, Base FM is growing every day.
Base FM has just turned 7 years old and we’re still the station that rules the nation!