Pulse FM is a youth radio station serving Kingborough and the Huon Valley in Tasmania, Australia.
Pulse FM primarily targets people aged 10 – 35 who live in the Kingborough and Huon region.
At Pulse FM, we aim to be an active member of the local community – by getting involved in local events, community groups and other activities. We strive to give young people a voice in the local community.
Pulse FM was launched on the 8th of April 2016 at the Kingston Youth Colour Festival. We started out as an online-only radio station, but, in June 0f 2016 we acquired an FM broadcasting license on 87.6MHz that would cover Geeveston and the surrounding areas.
In February of 2017, the studio to transmitter link between our studio in Kingston and the new transmitter site on Ashlins Hill near Geeveston was installed by Tasmanet, a local wireless internet service provider.
By the end of March, we had received enough donations to purchase the equipment necessary to put 87.6 FM on the air, and, on the 22nd of April 2017, Pulse FM commenced broadcasting to the southern part of the Huon Valley on 87.6 FM.
In July of 2017, Pulse FM received a large donation of broadcast equipment from the Macquarie Radio Network in Perth. The new equipment enabled Pulse FM to broadcast live to air smoothly, without the need to configure various pieces of software and equipment before being able to go live.
In August of 2017, Pulse FM submitted an application to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for a narrowcast FM broadcasting license on Mt Herringback (near Vinces Saddle, between Kingston and Huonville). Later that month, we received the good news from ACMA that our application had been approved, and we had been assigned an FM broadcasting license on 87.8 FM from Mt Herringback.
On the 10th of February 2018, Pulse FM’s transmission equipment was installed on Mt Herringback by Pulse FM’s volunteers and Tasmanet’s tower riggers, and transmissions to Kingborough and the Huon Valley commenced.
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions imposed on Pulse FM’s broadcasting license by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Pulse FM’s signal is not very strong in many areas of the region. If you are having difficulties obtaining a strong signal, try switching your radio to ‘mono mode’ if it has the option, as Mono FM broadcasts require less signal strength than Stereo FM broadcasts.
We would like to thank the various businesses and community groups who have supported Pulse FM over the past few years, including Tasmanet, Claesson Edwards Audio, Axicom, Kingston Rotary, the Kingborough Council and the Huon Valley council.
Pulse FM is staffed entirely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Pulse FM, please email firstname.lastname@example.org