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

WowFM Making Community Radio Special for its Local & Abroad Listeners

If an award was to be given to “WOW-FM’s most dedicated listener”, then Rani Embuldeniya would be a front runner to win that award.

In fact, there is probably not a more dedicated community radio station listener in the whole of Australia than Rani (pictured here with WOW-FM presenter, Mark Gould, WOW-FM’s Vice-President Malama Psarianos, and one of Mark’s telephone assistants, Andrew Yeend, on a recent visit to Mark’s “Baby Boomer’s Jukebox” show – Tuesday nights from 7pm to 9pm).

Rani began listening to WOW-FM 8 years ago. She has her radio almost constantly tuned only to our station, and listens to almost every WOW-FM program. She told Mark that she adores the music he plays (golden oldies of the 1950s and 1960s) and she has hardly missed a single one of his shows in the last 8 years. While visiting the studios Rani was also delighted to catch up with Malama (Malama’s Greek night out program – Wednesday nights 6pm to 7pm), to whom she has met before and listened on many occasions.

Rani originally came to Australia from Sri Lanka. Her brother Sunil and sister-in-law Neomi, always listen to Mark’s program in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and their sister Ranmali, listens to Mark in Singapore. During Rani’s visit to WOW-FM, Mark allowed Rani to go on air and send a cheerio to Sunil, Neomi and Ranmali, and Rani told Mark that her family overseas would have appreciated it so much. She said this is what makes community radio so special, and what sets it apart from the big commercial stations.

WOW-FM cherishes its association with devoted listeners like Rani, Sunil, Neomi and Ranmali.

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Western Sydney News

Fire destroys hair salon, damages florist

An early morning fire has completely engulfed a hair salon in Emu Plains, causing damage to surrounding businesses. A spokesperson for Fire and Rescue NSW said crews were called to the fire on the Great Western Highway at Emu Plains just before 2.30am today. “Firefighters arrived to find a shop totally engulfed in fire. Crews […]… read more

Lennox Village dumps unlimited parking

Local shoppers at Lennox Village were confused to see their car park now has two-hour timed parking. Councillor Karen McKeown was among the shocked locals struggling to understand why the centre, which almost always has parking spots available, has introduced a time limit. “All we know is that these new signs went up on the […]… read more

Emus could be in fight for survival

Penrith Emus President Jim Hook has hit back at reports the local rugby club is battling for its immediate survival. Last weekend it was reported that the Emus had three months to prove they were worthy of a place in the Shute Shield competition or risk being kicked out. Sporting News reported Penrith had to […]… read more

Killing off cemetery myths

While many Wallacia residents remain skeptical about proposed cemetery developments to the Wallacia Golf Course, a community session held on Tuesday night helped to clear up some misconceptions around the development. By 7pm, the community consultation session had already seen about 40 people walk through with different questions, many of which were directed to Catholic […]… read more

Why Carl has Penrith buzzing

Without the humble little bee, it would only take three years before humans would begin to perish. That’s what Carl ‘The Bee Man’ Skinner wants us to understand as he spreads his message to ‘save the bees’. “I’m a qualified horticulturist by trade, I’ve been doing that for about 15 years,” he said. “As times […]… read more

Tackling depression one motorcycle at a time

Everyone knows someone who has been visited by the black dog – depression. That’s why local motorcyclist Jason Kennedy is one of hundreds taking part in the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer next month. Mr Kennedy sees the ride as a great way to get people talking about mental health without fear of stigma. […]… read more

Damien Leith’s new direction

He’s no stranger to stages here out west, having played numerous sold out shows over the years, but for Damien Leith, the Blue Mountains are more than just another stop on the road. “One of my favourite memories is in the Blue Mountains, it was the first place my wife took me to on one […]… read more

Damien Leith’s new direction

He’s no stranger to stages here out west, having played numerous sold out shows over the years, but for Damien Leith, the Blue Mountains are more than just another stop on the road. “One of my favourite memories is in the Blue Mountains, it was the first place my wife took me to on one […]… read more

Local trio to wear green and gold

Three softballers from Penrith City Softball Association will swap out their club colours for the famous green and gold after they were each selected to represent their country. Jacob Donaldson and Jarred Garland will represent the Australian U19 Men’s team at the Junior Men’s Softball World Championships in Canada this July, while fellow local Taylah […]… read more

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