Bfm commenced broadcasting in 1983. It was one of 7 community radio stations to go on air in Sydney. Known origilly as 2BCR, the radio
station origilly commenced broadcasting from old World War II classrooms in the premises of the Georges Hall Community Centre. We are now part of a new sector, which has over 140 stations across Australia. The main objective of Bfm is to provide a diverse community broadcasting service to the municipalities of Bankstown and Auburn.
Bfm was initially granted a frequency of 88.7Mhz FM. Due to the spectrum reserved for fixed and mobile services, Bfm changed frequency to 100.9 in November 1999.
At present, a part time administration/station mager works at Bfm.
For a public broadcasting station, Bfm has always had a professiol and sound approach. This has led to countless people starting careers in commercial broadcasting after gaining experience at Bfm.
Bfm hosts several English programmes, with some providing local news, current affairs, and events, as well as contemporary music.
Bfm also caters for the non-English speaking community, by providing a large percentage of airtime for multicultural programming.
Local community shows such as the Bfm Community programme on Tuesday afternoons, keep the community in-touch about local events and information.
With our modern premises and studios in Padstow, Bfm provides the broadcaster with the latest broadcasting equipment. Our studios are the envy of other community broadcasters, providing a comfortable and relaxed environment