91.3 SportFM (Western Sports Media) is a Perth based community radio station that offers a unique but much needed service to the Perth community.
The primary aim of Western Sports Media is to provide an outlet for grassroots sports that don’t receive the necessary media exposure they deserve as well as other sports that receive limited coverage from the commercial media.
Another of SportFM’s primary aims is to cover aspects of particular sports that are not regularly or adequately covered by the Perth commercial media.
Whether it’s at the elite or grassroots level, SportFM’s objective to inform, entertain and promote sport.
If you are a part of a sporting organisation that needs promoting or you would like it to have its own show, email the station – email@example.com
Western Sports Media (WSM) commenced broadcasting in late 2003 on the 90.5FM frequency, as allocated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
During the time of late 2003 and January 2008, WSM shared the 90.5FM frequency with Capital Radio (a community radio station dedicated towards senior citizens).
Both stations shared the frequency with a Temporary Community Broadcasting Licence (TCBL).
On January 7th 2008, (ACMA) decided it was in the best interest of the Perth community to grant 90.5FM to Capital Community Radio and 100.9FM to Peedac Pty Ltd, (an Indigenous applicant group).
As a result, WSM had to cease broadcasting on 90.5FM January 8th 2008 at 8pm.
Despite losing its licence in January 2008, the team at WSM were heartened and extremely grateful to the tens of thousands of listeners who emailed and wrote letters supporting the station’s bid for a full time licence.
The tremendous showing of support clearly indicated a strong and loyal listening audience that believed in the station’s purpose here in WA.
And it was that strong and vocal voice of the passionate Perth sporting community that helped WSM gain another Temporary Community Broadcasting Licence on the vacant 101.7FM frequency.
That licence was awarded to WSM on June 20th 2008. On July 2nd at 5pm, WSM hit the Perth airwaves once again for the first time in six months, this time on 101.7FM.
On November 12th 2009, ACMA announced that WSM were successful in their application for a full time broadcasting licence.
Fast forward to early 2010 and at 12.00am Tuesday February 2nd, SportFM commenced full time broadcasting on 91.3FM.
Show your support for 91.3 SportFM by becoming a member.
Memberships are $11 per year for one person (incl. 10% GST).
Click here to download the SportFM membership application form.
As a member, you are entitled to attend the 91.3 SportFM Annual General Meeting – date and location to be advised by email to all members.
If you have any queries, please contact the station between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday on 9418 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These people currently serve on the Western Sports Media Board:
Colin Minson – Chairman
Irene May – Secretary
Ian Hale – Treasurer