About the Station
Base FM – 100% DJ’s Choice
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 a former carpet store in Grey Lynn. The crew, DJs & friends transformed the space into a broadcasting studio. The relaxed environment, better equipment and roomier studio signalised Base FM entering a new phase. Throughout this entire period the one constant thing was the attitude towards music!
In late 2016, we uprooted the whole radio station with the help and support of the Base Family, and through our Give A Little page, we raised enough money to move out of Grey Lynn and into our new neighbourhood, Kingsland.
Situated above the iconic Portland Public House on New North Road, we have nestled in nicely and have teamed up with the community. With the bar downstairs it is the perfect environment to have our own events and showcase local music, the way we always have.
New Zealand On Air Music Features:
–Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick.
–Local Eyes is a weekly segment on Base FM focusing on showcasing the best New Zealand Music videos.
–Talking Points is an album review and conversational segment with a featured New Zealand artist, focusing on a current New Zealand release.
–Indigenous Dubs is a one hour mix every Friday afternoon 2-3pm. Exclusive, high-end local produce that’s tapped directly from the beautiful shores of Aotearoa.
–Native Tongues is a one hour show every Monday 3-4pm. Dedicated to uncovering the freshest in underground music from Aotearoa. From bedroom producers who are just starting out through to artists with multiple releases on international labels, this showcases the true sound of the underground.
–In The Neighbourhood is our Thursday Breakfast Show 7.30-10am, dedicated to honour our talented brothers & sisters, 100% NZ music.
–Portland Live Sessions is a monthly feature, brings you an exclusive live Q+A, as well as special live performances with NZ artists at the iconic Portland Public House, Kingsland.
Base FM is about the people behind the turntables and connecting with those on the other end of the broadcast. Not only can you listen to us on the airwaves on 107.3 FM and 106.7 FM. We are also broadcasting loud on proud on the internet, on Freeview Channel 71 and via the Tune In app.
Base FM has just turned 13 years old and we’re still the station that rules the nation!