Bay FM

Bay FM is a Port Stephens FM radio station, broadcasting on 88.0, specifically serving the Tomaree and Tilligerry Peninsulas, just north of Newcastle.

Locally owned and operated, Bay FM's studios and transmitter are located in Nelson Bay, the Heart of Port Stephens

            Nelson Bay, Heart of Port Stephens     Nelson Bay, Heart of Port Stephens

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  Nelson Bay, Heart of Port Stephens
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About Us

"Bay FM, playing the music you grew up with" ™

Bay FM has a music format of “the music you know and remember” by and large focusing on the great music of the 60s and 70s.

This format is well suited to the holiday atmosphere of the Peninsulas for all age groups and is specifically targeted to the over 45s, the age group which accounts for the bulk of residents.

Bay FM, Nelson Bay, Heart of Port Stephens

Bay FM is owned and operated by a local family, who have been in the Australian broadcasting industry for 50 years. The licence for Bay FM, one of their current stations, was granted on 29th April 1998

The Bay FM Team

Reg Dowton

Reg Dowton

Breakfast - 5am to 9am Monday to Friday
News half-hourly 6am-9am

Breakfast/Mornings - 6am to 12noon Saturday
News Hourly 6am-9am

Gary Newton

Gary Newton

Morning - 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday
News Hourly 9am-12noon

Afternoon - 12noon to 6pm Saturday
Rod Poynter

Rod Poynter

Afternoon - 1pm to 6pm Monday to Friday
News Hourly 4pm-6pm

Afternoon - 12noon to 6pm Sunday

Graham Webb

Graham Webb

Nights - 6pm to 12midnight Monday to Friday

Breakfast/Morning - 6am to 12noon Sunday
News Hourly 6am-9am

Daryl Reader
Daryl Reader
Midnight to Dawn Thursday to Sunday

Jeannie Brown
Jeannie Brown
Midnight to Dawn Monday to Wednesday
and Saturday Night Party Night 6pm-12mid


Bay FM Features

Dr James Wright - 8.10am, 10.10am, 2.10pm & 5.10pm M-F
and repeated Saturday mornings between 6am-9am
Behind The Wheel - 8.20am, 11.20am & 4.20pm M-F
and repeated Sunday mornings between 6am-12noon
Garden Clinic 10.35am & 5.35pm M-F
and repeated Saturday mornings between 9am & 12noon
Tourist Information - every hour, every day

Air News

Bay FM News

Bay FM News is provided by Australian Independent Radio News (AIR News) with their team of professional journalists.
National News is broadcast Monday to Friday hourly 6am-12noon and 4pm-6pm; Weekends 6am-9am. NSW State News is broadcast Monday to Friday at 7.30am and 8.30am.

Community Sevice and Events

Bay FM's Community Message Board
Port Stephens Events

Port Stephens Community Markets

  Nelson Bay, Heart of Port Stephens
          Click the banner to visit our Bay FM Tourism Information page

Advertising with Bay FM

Of all the mass media, Radio is best placed to allow consistent, cost efficient advertising to achieve top of mind status for your business…
       and Bay FM has a range of advertising packages to suit your need and budget..

  • Our ad.Premium™ package is designed for high impact, high frequency enforcement of your message with 50 x 30-second radio commercials per week for 13 weeks
    placed across Bay FM'’s schedule Monday to Sunday, 5am to midnight… with no-charge bonus spots in our Mid dawn sessions.

    Download ad.Premium
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  • Our ad. Vance™ package enables you to advance that consistency of advertising over 26 weeks.

    Whether it’s a car, plumbing service, new computer, furniture or home improvements the decision to buy is made as a consequence of a need.
    When that need arises, to which company will your potential customer turn to, to make their purchase?

    They’ll go to the first person they think of! Logically, they will turn to the company that they know.
    This is top of mind…... having your name tattooed on their brain so you are the first thought of to fulfil their required need.

    The ad. Vance™ package consists of 50 x 30-second commercials a week for 26 weeks.

    Download ad.Vance
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  • Our ad.Vantage™ package consists of 5 minutes of advertising per week.. either as 20 x 15-second commercials, or 10 x 30-second commercials… for 52 weeks.

    This long term schedule can save you up to 64% on our standard rates
    and you can add short term “call to action” or “sale” campaigns to your schedule at the same economical rates
    and these rates are protected for the term of your 12-month contract.

    Download ad.Vantage
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  • For shorter term advertising our ad.Impact™ package is ideal to add superior impact and enhance your overall campaign!

    It features high frequency placement to really “bring home” your message, with 50 x 30 second radio commercials per week for 4 weeks.
    And is perfect for monthly seasonal campaigns, sale months and for reinforcement of your advertising in other media.

    Download ad.Impact
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  • For maximum impact there’s Bay FM's ad.Action™ schedule to generate immediate response, impart urgent information or instantly combat competitor activity
    with 100 x 30 second radio commercials for 1 week.

    Download ad.Action
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  • Bay FM's ad.Jacent™ package is the opportunity to exclusively sponsor a program feature where you'll receive focused listener interest.
    You'll receive client credit introduction, your commercial adjacent to the feature spot and promotional pointers with client credit throughout the schedule.

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  • When you advertise with Bay FM you have our guarantee of service..
          • Regular contact by our Bay FM Account Service Team
          • Our Sales Manager is personally available to discuss your marketing plans and needs
          • If you require it our award-winning copywriter is available to script your commercial
          • And our Production Team is available to produce a new commercial within 2 days of copy approval, with access to over 100 top professional voice-over artists.

    To discuss how advertising with Bay FM can help your business contact a member of our Sales Team on 4984 4673