RPP FM is a local radio station with a new vibrancy and a focus steeped in community activities, current affairs and culture. It broadcasts on 98.7 FM and 98.3 FM to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, the Southern suburbs of Kingston, wider Melbourne including Geelong and the communities of Westernport and Port Phillip Bays. In all it broadcasts to about 350,000+ people. The station’s license is held and administered by Radio Port Phillip Association Incorporated which is a not-for-profit entity.
The station has over 280 community group and individual members. Group members include many community, sport, arts and service organisations. There are 85 members who broadcast 18 hours a day, seven days a week. This equates to 10,000 hours a year of volunteer produced content that is broadcast to an audience whose interests span the arts, sport, disability support, faith and philosophy, music, the environment, local affairs and events, five migrant communities, health and wellbeing, women’s affairs and six schools.
RPP FM’s outside broadcast unit covers many community events as diverse as the Frankston Toy Library’s Teddy Bears Picnic and the Snapper Point Angling Club’s Teatree Festival. It also services the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League who covers clubs from Aspendale to Point Nepean and in Casey and Cardinia. A total of 27 matches are broadcast live every year.
Our new studio suite at the Ebdale Community Centre in Frankston opens in August 2022 and will provide a further link to the Frankston community and businesses with entertainment, chat and promotions 24 hours a day.