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

A Touch of Ireland with Sammy & Brian

Sundays 10am – 12pm

A Touch Of Ireland

A Touch of Ireland, the long-running WOW FM program broadcasting every other Sunday between the hours of 10 am and 12 noon, has touched the hearts and minds of the Irish and their friends in the outer west of Sydney for over a quarter of a century.

Noel O’Donohue, an enterprising Dubliner, started the program in the first year of the station’s broadcast. Shortly afterwards he was joined by Belfast man, Jim Clarke, another passionate advocate of all things Irish. And they remained a team for over twenty years, building a loyal following during that time.

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Featured Presenter

Joe Raccosta

Music Variety Program with Joe and Paul – Tuesdays 7 pm – 9 pm

Music Variety Program

My name is Joe Raccosta, I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Listening to the radio over the years, mainly to music from the 50’s and 60’s and participating in functions as a “listener” held by Community Radio Station 2NBC in Narwee.

Having an “inquisitive” mind in terms of details about artists and their song from that period inspired and motivated me to take up radio broadcasting.

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Featured Sponsor

Law Partners

Law Partners

Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm, helping thousands of Australians every year get the compensation they deserve.

We’re a national firm, but our business is built on local experts servicing their local communities, like our Penrith branch. That’s why we like to support community radio stations like WOWFM. We support a range of local community groups, organisations and charities.

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Western Sydney News

Man arrested after bizarre act on motorway

A man has been arrested and charged following calls from the public about a naked male masturbating and filming people’s reactions. At about 2pm on Saturday, January 14 Police attended the M4 Motorway at Russell Street, Emu Plains where they stopped and spoke to a fully-clothed 56-year-old man driving away from the scene. His vehicle… read more

Need for tech sees back to school costs soar

The back to school shopping trip is no longer just about pens, pencils and new exercise books. Local parents are forking out thousands of dollars in new equipment to ensure their children don’t fall behind at school. The rising costs are largely thanks to the growth of technology in the classroom with most students, both… read more

Achieving your health goals

What new year’s resolutions did you make this year? I’m going to guess that for many of you it was around diet/weight loss. I’ve done the same myself in the past, and every single time it only lasted a month, tops. Failure is often a sign that we’re not setting the right goals, so this… read more

Ready to ride: Local couple take on mighty challenge

Taking part in a mammoth 130km bike ride fundraiser is a challenge for anyone, but if you’ve never ridden a bike before it makes it that much harder. Cambridge Gardens residents Danii and Adam Leatherbarrow will be taking part in the ‘145Classic: Ride For Youth 2017’ fundraiser event on March 20, riding from Sydney to… read more

40 years since rail tragedy shocked a city

A former Police Rescue officer who personally rescued two people from the rubble of the Granville train disaster has reflected on the tragedy 40 years ago today. Chief Inspector Gary Raymond APM, OAM (Retired) was a young member of the Police Rescue Squad which responded to the train derailment and bridge collapse in 1977 that… read more

Merrin feels right at home at Panthers

In January 2016, Trent Merrin was in unfamiliar territory. Taking part in his first gruelling pre-season in Penrith’s punishing heat, Merrin must have wondered what he’d got himself into after seven years at St George-Illawarra and those beautiful Wollongong breezes. Fast forward a year and the weather conditions haven’t changed, but Merrin has. Now far… read more

Sounds of the world

Broaden your musical horizons and take a journey through the sounds of world music at the Blue Mountains Theatre this February. The critically acclaimed London Klezmer Quartet will bring audiences a joyous and soulful taste of Jewish folk music as part of their Australian and New Zealand tour which runs till March. The group –… read more

Warnings issued to locals with mercury set to soar in Penrith

Penrith is set to experience two consecutive days with temperatures above 40 degrees, prompting local residents to be careful especially with children and pets. The Bureau is predicting a top temperature of 42 degrees in Penrith today with no chance of rain. WeatherZone predicts the temperature will reach its peak at around 3pm today, but… read more

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Western Sydney news courtesy of The Western Weekender.