Pulzar FM was founded by Andy Poulsen & Jason Akehurst at the very end of the last century (all the way back in 1999!). Taking
to the airwaves in October 1999, Pulzar FM broadcast on a number of different frequencies over a period of 8 years as a low power dance music radio station covering the inner city of Christchurch. We developed a devoted and loyal following, however without the extensive coverage available from a high power sigl, the station remained a labour of love rather than a commercially viable entity.
After waiting for a frequency auction for over ten years, the directors were delighted when one was filly announced in April 2008, the first Christchurch frequency auction since 1991. After successfully securing this, and adding new business partner Sebastian Wild to the magement team, Pulzar FM commenced broadcasting across Canterbury on 18th April 2009, with an uplifting energetic mix of pop, electronica, dance and classic tracks, appealing to the youthful (or young at heart) 16-35 market.
The station is staffed by a mix of young presenters and hosts, and features many of Christchurch's top DJ's performing regular sets in the evenings.
Pulzar FM takes its involvement with the community seriously and coordites with local charities and community organisations to support and promote events in and around the city.
If it's hot with great energy, you can bet you can hear it on Pulzar FM. After all, it's all about your music… your life… and it's our pleasure!
Another Quake, and we're on Auto Pilot again
Pulzar FM is currently running on autopilot due to earthquake damage and the inner city cordon. Hopefully we will resume normal operations as soon as possible. Please support your neighbours and friends at this trying time for our region.
If you want to stay up to date with what's happening with the station, check in with our Facebook page or check back here regularly.
For Civil Defence information at this time, tune to Newstalk ZB on 1098 AM or Radio Live on 738AM or 99.3fm.
We're thinking of you Canterbury. Hang in there.
For more information on What You Need To Know, check out this link to Stuff.co.nz.
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We've also developed a mobile website that will work on all devices. You can check it out by visiting our mobile radio site from your phone or tablet's mobile browser - it's free, no download required.