About Us

AWA FM is the only radio station in the Whanganui region committed to the preservation of Te Reo Māori, with a particular commitment to Te Reo o Whanganui. AWA FM gives you the chance to listen, experience and participate in Whanganui reo and Whanganui culture online and through radio.

Proudly broadcasting since 1991 our people have been sharing our language and our stories on Whanganui 100 FM, Ruapehu 91FM, Taumarunui 93.5FM. Our shows cater for whanau, Māori and pākeha alike, in our region.

Awa FM is mobile you can listen in anywhere there is internet signal. Download the Whare Kōrero App for free and hear your favorite AWA FM hosts and their interviews.

Ngā Tangata Tiaki o Whanganui hold the license of Te Reo Irirangi o Whanganui Incorporated trading as AWA FM. AWA FM is governed by a board of trustees who must whakapapa to Whanganui. Racquel McKenzie is our chairwoman. Her fellow board members are Whetu Moataane, Kylee Osborne and Nancy Tuaine.

The station is currently looking for a Kaiwhakahaere to lead the station in its transition to a multimedia provider within the Whanganui rohe and beyond.