Splash FM broadcasts using an LPFM frequency of 87.6MHz from the hills behind Onetangi Beach on the stunningly beautiful Waiheke Island. Splash FM was partially setup to satisfy our broadcaster pasts, and also as a proving ground for Waiheke Radio. The first broadcast was in January 2008. It wasn’t until the erection of the 40 ft mast that a decent coverage of Onetangi was achieved. Splash FM plays a chart based music format interspersed with a few specialist shows blatantly chosen to satisfy our interests. One of these shows is Big Picture Science from Seti Institute. Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley bring you all the science you didn’t know you wanted to know. Head off to Facebook and like the show here. Other shows include The Goons and The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Splash FM uses Station Playlist software to generate and play the programme. Station Playlist is the creation of Ross Levis and is a fantastic bit of software. The audio is mutilated for broadcast by Sound Solution software processor and fed to an NRG Transmitter via a Turtle Beach Amigo USB sound card.