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Cairns FM 89.1 is the heartbeat of our community.

Cairns FM 89.1 is a not for profit community radio station established in 1985.  Our licence covers the greater Cairns region, with a population of 164,536 persons as at 30 June 2017.

Cairns FM89.1 exists to give a voice to our community and to:

  1. Pursue the principles of Democracy, Access and Equity, especially for people and issues not adequately represented in other media and to ensure access to the media for all parts of the community.
  2. Promote Harmony and Diversity and contribute to an inclusive, cohesive and culturally-diverse Australian community.
  3. Enhance the Diversity of Programming choices available to the public through innovation and creativity and present programs that expand the variety of viewpoints broadcast in Australia.
  4. Support and develop local Arts and Music —community radio has become the voice of local communities.
  5. Demonstrate Independence in Programming, Editorial and Management decisions — Community broadcasting stations are owned and operated by not-for-profit groups. Each licensed group has open membership and democratic decision-making practices. All stations must adhere to a Code of Practice that embodies the sector’s philosophy and secures their independence.
  6. Increase Community Involvement in broadcasting.

We rely on our 70 + volunteers to present specialist music, arts, sports  and multicultural programs 24 hours / day, 7 days a week

As a not-for profit organisation, we rely on the generous support of others to stay on air.

Cairns FM89.1 offers a unique opportunity to support local, community media and reach socially aware and culturally active listeners receptive to local events, products and services, including our large multicultural community in Far North Queensland.

It is as easy as picking up the telephone or sending us an email. Cairns FM89.1 provides the production and scheduling to ensure that your promotion campaign reaches the expected success.

Call us for a no-obligation quote, you will be surprised how little it costs to begin achieving results. Or if you prefer, one of our sales consultants can come and visit you to discuss the details.

For further information or to book your campaign contact us on 07 4053 6891 or email us on :

Donate To Cairns FM89.1 Community Radio

Support Cairns FM89.1 Community Radio by donating a Tax Deductible Donation to the Station which helps us continue to deliver Programs and Events to our Community.