Today marks 40 years on air for RTR FM

As part of its 40th birthday celebrations, RTR FM in Perth has launched a funding appeal on the day the station first opened, 1st April.

In it’s 40 year, RTR is asking listeners to donate $1 for every year the station has been in operation since 1977.

In doing so, each supporter will become a permanent part of RTR’s collective history, by having their name etched onto an honour board, to be housed in the station for the next 40 years and beyond.

Originally broadcasting as part of the University of Western Australia under the call sign 6UWA, RTR FM was the first FM Stereo radio station in Western Australia.

40 years later, the station is still broadcasting on 92.1, online and on digital radio, giving West Australian audiences a different look at the world and the community.

RTR champions local music, arts and culture while staying fiercely independent. The community station is funded by its listeners and sponsors.

RTR has over 400 volunteers keeping the station alive, both on air and off and is heard by over 229,000 unique listeners monthly from around the world.

There’s not much that $1 buys these days, but $1 for each year of loyal, consistent support for the local community will buy the station a future. $1 a year to give local musicians a place to call home, local artists the chance to showcase their art and to promote local culture and community in a homogenous media market.

Donations can be made at this link.