Melbourne’s Inner FM serves the cities of Banyule, Manningham and Darebin. We are also heard over a much wider listening area, with a listening potential of over 425,000 people in our community.
Inner FM commenced full time broadcasting in December 1990. Since then, the station has emerged with its own unique personality and sound as it continues to develop and diversify. Our format is a mixture of magazine-style and music programs, appealing to all tastes and age groups. We have many special interest programs including multicultural, service clubs, community groups and legal news.
Inner FM in the Community
As part of our programming charter, we enjoy great success with outside broadcasts. These include the annual Kids ArtyFarty Festival with the Grand Parade along Burgundy Street in our stations home of Heidelberg. We also broadcast the Banyule Carols by Candlelight, the Manningham Carols by Candlelight each year and The Santa on the Boulevard event in Ivanhoe with a unique opportunity for children to talk to Santa on air whilst visiting the Boulevard Lights during the festive season. The Wine Show heard every Sunday morning from 9am will also periodically travel on the road to various wine estates and events throughout the year. Every AnzacDay we broadcast LIVE from the Watsonia RSL from 6am till 11am to cover the mornings events.
The Volunteers Behind Inner FM
We have over 70 volunteers involved in the operation of the station. We are also very lucky to have volunteers from local schools and universities who come to us wanting to help out.
We are always looking for anyone who wants to get involved in radio. The running of the station is coordinated by our Committee of Management who meet once a month plus many other “working groups” who help keep 96.5 Inner FM on the air.
Help Support Inner FM
The revenue for the station comes from sponsorship and listener membership payments. We do not receive funding from any government bodies and we are constantly looking at ways to supplement the costs of running the station. We do however receive small grants from councils and the Community Broadcasting Foundation to allow us to replace expensive vital broadcasting equipment. If you would like to become a sponsor or member to help keep 96.5 Inner FM on the air please visit the sponsorship or membership page and any financial assistance is greatly appreciated.
Contact Inner FM
96.5 Inner FM’s studios are located at Unit 38, Warringal Shopping Centre, on the corner of Rosanna Road and Burgundy Street in Heidelberg, Melbourne, Australia. Visit our contact us page to get in touch.