The Voice of the Nepean Valley – WowFM

Wow FM 100.7 has represented and entertained the communities of the Penrith Valley, Western Sydney and the Lower Blue Mountains for more than twenty five years.

We provide music from many eras and genres to keep the feet of any age and musical taste tapping all day long.

Recently we have undergone new and exciting modifications which we hope will enhance the the listening experience of our culturally and chronologically diverse community. With programs in several languages providing local and international news and current events, we aim to provide appropriate content which is both pertinent and informative.

Community Radio Penrith

Featured Program

Malama’s Greek Night Out

Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm

Malama is the host of ‘Malama’s Greek Night Out’ heard on WOW FM from 6.00pm weekly on Wednesday nights.

A very experienced presenter Malama has worked for John Laws as a researcher, Gary O’Callaghan as music director and has hosted her own talk-back radio shows, set up new radio stations and anchored prime time television news and weather.

A familiar face in the local Penrith Community Malama has been known to hire a community bus at her own expense to ferry a bus load of the Greek Community to Hellenic Events, support raising money for disadvantaged children, organiser of the Clean-up Australia Campaign with Colleagues from WOW-FM and has sold cup-cakes for Breast Cancer along Queen Street St Marys and High Street Penrith.

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Out in the community with WowFM volunteers.

Just last year Malama was invited to Canberra to attend the ANZAC Centenary Art Exhibition. This is where Malama met the Ambassador of Greece to Australia and art curator Eva T Dafaranos.

The exhibition ‘Lemnos – The Greek Dimension in the Anzac Centenary highlighted a historic milestone for Australia and New Zealand.  Malama was honoured to see the amazing Art Exhibition featuring Lemnos where her parents originated from. Listeners will also remember the 90 second Anzac Segments that Malama researched, wrote and produced that were played across the radio station programs last year that were well received by our listeners.

 

Malama is also on our Board of Directors and is the Editor Chief for the quarterly WOW-FM Newsletter where she enjoys researching the stories and bringing them to our readers.

Malama

Movember in Queen Street St Marys raising money for cancer.

As an Ethnic and English broadcaster Malama also enjoys working for the National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcaster’ Council (NEMBC) and the (CBAA) Community Broadcasting Association of Australia as a Judge within the Community and Journalism Awards and as an E-Champ team member who has been trained to put her Media skills to use by producing live online coverage of Community Radio Conferences across Facebook and Twitter and conducting interviews with conference delegates and workshop hosts.

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Malama interviewing one of her guests on her program recently.

Malama is very grateful to work at WOW FM over the past 8 years which has allowed her to share her 40 years’ (to be celebrated 2017) experience on a community radio station and the tools she has learnt by the radio conferences she attends and to work with wonderful people like the current team and leaders Adolfo Gonzalas and Dr Bill Gayed.

Western Sydney News

Successful people’s mindset

This is my 360th and final column for this great paper. The time has come for my more than capable colleagues to share their knowledge and wisdom with you. I thank you for reading my column over the last seven years, and have enjoyed sharing my experiences and advice on everything in business with you.… read more

How important is a logo?

Your logo is very often the first introduction prospective customers have to your business. Not only does having a logo provide legitimacy, it provides brand recognition. You are competing to be seen and heard amongst many other businesses and companies, and your logo needs to help you stand out and be remembered. A good logo… read more

Goldrick heads to US to chase basketball dream

Daniel Goldrick may only be 16-years-old but that hasn’t stopped him from following his dream of one day playing in the NBA in America. The Claremont Meadows resident is chasing his dream so hard that last Friday afternoon he waved goodbye to his friends and teachers at St Dominic’s College as he prepares to relocate… read more

Growing business wins top award

After growing the business from the ground up, Goldenfield Growers in Wallacia has been named Produce Grower of the Year at this year’s Sydney Markets Fresh Awards. Kim Ung, son of Kim Nguon Ung and Sokhom Tok Ung, told the Weekender the family couldn’t believe their business won such a prestigious award. “We were all… read more

Panthers secure Merrin until end of 2020

Trent Merrin has extended his deal with Penrith by a further two seasons. The extension means the 26-year-old will remain with the Panthers until at least the end of the 2020 season. “I am honoured and privileged to extend my stay at such a prestigious club,” Merrin said. “From just my short time being at… read more

Glenmore Park man charged by child abuse investigators

A man has been charged after allegedly producing and disseminating child abuse material. Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation into the production and dissemination of indecent photos of a 15-year-old girl earlier this year. Following extensive inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Glenmore Park about… read more

Teacher refused bail over assault cases

A St Marys school teacher accused of indecently assaulting several students last year has been refused bail. Matthew Brunel George Thomas, 49, faced Penrith Local Court last Thursday charged with seven counts of ‘aggravated assault of a person under 16’ and two counts of ‘incite act of indecency’. Police will allege Mr Thomas, who was… read more

Patience critical against unpredictable Warriors

Very few people who had seen Penrith’s performances against Cronulla and Parramatta could have anticipated the side’s first class effort against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium last Friday. Delivering their best performance of the season, the Panthers played for the full 80 minutes, ambushed the Broncos on their home turf and displayed the kind of football… read more

Queen of country

Over the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to speak to some of the biggest names in the Australian country music industry. One thing I’ve noticed about the genre, aside from the fact it’s made up of a genuinely nice bunch of people, is the unwavering friendship and camaraderie between performers. This support,… read more

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Western Sydney news courtesy of The Western Weekender.

WowFM News

WowFM article in Western Weekender

WowFM was featured recently in an article published in Penrith’s and Western Sydney newspaper ‘The Western Weekender’. To read the article click on the following link – http://westernweekender.com.au/2016/01/upgrades-have-the-wow-factor/… read more

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