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.

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Western Sydney News

Wanderers fans face bans

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is set to come down hard on Western Sydney Wanderers supporters who let off flares and railway detonators during Saturday night’s clash with Melbourne Victory. In farcical scenes at AAMI Park, the game between the Wanderers and Victory had to be stopped at one stage because it became impossible for the players… read more

Meet St Marys

To truly understand and appreciate a place you need to know its stories. This is the premise behind the ‘Meet St Marys’ project. Headed by Fusion – a Christian youth and community organisation – and in partnership with local artist and Director of Shiney Pictures, David Ryan, the ‘Meet St Marys’ project has interviewed, filmed… read more

Teens questioned after police chopper targeted by laser

Police say charges are likely to be laid after a police helicopter was targeted by a laser light over Cambridge Park earlier today. About 12.30am, the NSW Police Force helicopter, PolAir 4 was targeted with a red laser light as it was conducting patrols over Cambridge Park. The crew were able to identify the source… read more

Teen driver charged: 190km/h in an 80km/h zone

A teenage driver has had his licence suspended after an act of stupidity on the roads last night. About 11.40pm yesterday, police checked the speed of a vehicle travelling at allegedly 97km/h in a 60km/h zone at St Clair. Police tried to pull the driver over, but he did not stop. Police will allege the… read more

Men’s Shed have their say

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It’s not the first time residents have felt let down by politicians, but that’s exactly what Stephen Lynch heard from a meeting with Penrith Community Men’s Shed yesterday. New to politics but a ‘proud westie’, Mr Lynch is Lindsay’s Federal candidate for the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT), a party that claims to be a bridge… read more

Man charged with child grooming offences

A man has been charged with child grooming offences after an investigation by police. On Thursday, January 7, a female child in Queensland was using an online gaming site when she became involved in a conversation with another user of the site. Over the next 24 hours, further conversations via text message took place between… read more

Traffic chaos as motorists rush for free fuel at St Marys

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Petrol prices may be at 12 month lows, but you can’t beat not paying for it at all. A free petrol promotion at St Marys this afternoon resulted in traffic chaos as local residents lined up for hours in a desperate bid to secure free fuel. Police even had to be called in to handle the… read more

Thomas proves an inspiration

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Thomas Wells, like many other students, has just made the transition from primary school to high school. But for him, school won’t be the same. Thomas was born with Biliary Atresia – a rare disease of the liver. He started school at St Dominic’s College in Kingswood last week with his cousin Noah Kelly by… read more

Penrith’s French connection

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The Penrith Panthers will unleash their strongest ever Auckland Nines squad this weekend when the 2016 rugby league season finally gets underway at Eden Park. Apart from a few good games in the competition’s debut year (2013), the Panthers have predominantly failed to deliver in Auckland, but that could all change this weekend with Penrith… read more

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Western Sydney news courtesy of The Western Weekender.

Music News

Iggy Pop says he’s probably “closing up” after his next album

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Rock legend and former Stooge Iggy Pop says his next album—which he’s recording and touring on with Josh Homme, of Queens Of The Stone Age and Eagles Of Death Metal—will likely be his last. Pop made the statement during an interview in support of the upcoming Post Pop Depression, telling Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, “I feel like I’m closing up, after this.”

Pop—who’s 68—elaborated that he just doesn’t feel like he has the energy to put a full album together anymore, instead seeing himself as more of a facilitator, capable of bringing people together. “To really make a real album, you really have to put everything into it. The energy’s more limited now.” Instead, he says, he now views his role as one of putting interesting musicians in touch with each other. “I’m kind of a fan, too, ya …

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Beyoncé drops new, Hurricane Katrina-heavy video

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Just a day before taking the stage for an overstuffed halftime show at Super Bowl 50—in which Coldplay and Bruno Mars will duke it out for the coveted “Most Charismatic Performer, Runner-Up” award—Beyoncé has dropped her first new single in more than a year. The Louisiana-focused “Formation” takes the “7/11” performer back to her family roots, with a video that jumps back and forth between Southern Gothic aesthetics and Hurricane Katrina-tinged devastation.

There’s a defiantly country vibe to the lyrics, too, which emphasize preparation—“I got hot sauce in my bag, swag”—and proper motivation for good conduct: “When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster.” (Superfans can also go to Beyoncé’s online store to pick up their own “hot sauce” carrying tote, plus other merch emblazoned with the swagger-heavy lyrics.)

According to Rolling Stone, the artist was apparently heard rehearsing …

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A sweet shoegaze act, a sketchy game, and a new Matt Braunger web series

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White Flight

There are plenty of short little comedian-based web series online, but White Flight stands out on the strength of its premise: It’s 2042, and all of America’s white people—save a few—have been transported to Canada, leaving only minorities and select white “emissaries” behind. Matt Braunger plays one of those emissaries, Gary, who’s barely up for the job, though he does his best. As Gary struggles to both deal with his neighbors’ requests and the constant badgering of the all-white Dan Corporation, he learns to both find strength in himself and to never trust that people—spoiler alert!—actually exist. The entire series takes about under an hour to watch, and Braunger is joined by comedy luminaries like Hari Kondabolu, Solomon Georgio, Beth Grant, Ian Edwards, and Parvesh Cheena. It’s both funny and slightly thought-provoking, and manages to walk the line between goofy …

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A sweet shoegaze act, a sketchy game, and a new Matt Braunger web series

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White Flight

There are plenty of short little comedian-based web series online, but White Flight stands out on the strength of its premise: It’s 2042, and all of America’s white people—save a few—have been transported to Canada, leaving only minorities and select white “emissaries” behind. Matt Braunger plays one of those emissaries, Gary, who’s barely up for the job, though he does his best. As Gary struggles to both deal with his neighbors’ requests and the constant badgering of the all-white Dan Corporation, he learns to both find strength in himself and to never trust that people—spoiler alert!—actually exist. The entire series takes about under an hour to watch, and Braunger is joined by comedy luminaries like Hari Kondabolu, Solomon Georgio, Beth Grant, Ian Edwards, and Parvesh Cheena. It’s both funny and slightly thought-provoking, and manages to walk the line between goofy …

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Noel Gallagher and Rivers Cuomo both composed songs for a new Monkees LP

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Continuing a 50-year legacy of smiling along to the music of others, legendary TV-cast-turned-musical-superstars The Monkees have announced a new album, complete with songs penned by the likes of Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. Titled Good Times—from an old Harry Nilsson track that the group intends to turn into a “virtual duet” with Micky Dolenz—the album is set to release just in time for the 50th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut.

The Monkees have toured and worked together off-and-on for the last half-century, with the last major resurgence coming when Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork reunited in the wake of the 2012 death of Davy Jones. This latest collaboration—which largely seems to be coming from Dolenz and Tork, at the moment—was prompted by Rhino Entertainment, which owns the band’s trademark. According to Dolenz, the company …

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Noel Gallagher and Rivers Cuomo both composed songs for a new Monkees LP

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Continuing a 50-year legacy of smiling along to the music of others, legendary TV-cast-turned-musical-superstars The Monkees have announced a new album, complete with songs penned by the likes of Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. Titled Good Times—from an old Harry Nilsson track that the group intends to turn into a “virtual duet” with Micky Dolenz—the album is set to release just in time for the 50th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut.

The Monkees have toured and worked together off-and-on for the last half-century, with the last major resurgence coming when Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork reunited in the wake of the 2012 death of Davy Jones. This latest collaboration—which largely seems to be coming from Dolenz and Tork, at the moment—was prompted by Rhino Entertainment, which owns the band’s trademark. According to Dolenz, the company …

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Stone Temple Pilots are holding open auditions for a new frontman

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Three months after parting ways with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington—and just two since the death of original singer Scott Weiland—the members of Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they’re in the market for a new lead vocalist. Rather than looking around the rapidly dwindling pool of successful, established rock singers, though, the band has decided to throw the selection process open to the wider musical world by announcing an open call for submissions.

Working with Indaba Music, the band has put together an area on its web site where amateur performers can record and upload audio files of themselves singing along to backing tracks from “Interstate Love Song,” “Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart,” and “Vasoline,” in order to secure a chance to “negotiate in good faith to be the lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots.” There will also apparently be a Facebook poll …

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Lemmy to get the Johnny Depp-led Grammys tribute he would have wanted

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As befits the legacy of a the fallen king of heavy metal, Motörhead frontman Lemmy will receive a tribute at this year’s Grammys, as performed by a bunch of guys in spooky eye makeup and goofy hats who like to pretend that they’re creatures of the night. Yes, Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry—also known as the totally spookifying Hollywood Vampires—have been tapped to deliver the award ceremony’s paean to one of the hardest-rocking men in the history of heavy metal, presumably as some form of deeply reverent irony.

The group hasn’t announced which Motörhead song they’ll play at the ceremony, but they did say they’ll be also debuting a new original track, “As Bad As I Am,” at the show. (The idea, we assume, being to demonstrate in the clearest way possible that the spirit of rock has officially departed …

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Music news courtesy of The A.V. Club.