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


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Featured Sponsor

Penrith Gaels Cultural & Sporting Association

Website: www.penrithgaels.com.au

Phone: (02) 4722 8180

Gaels Irish Club Logo

Penrith Gaels had its humble beginnings in the early 70’s with the formation of a gaelic football team.

A few dedicated people decided to run dances to fund this team. From then it has gone from strength to strength with the establishment of a hurling side and by the early 80’s they had formed a very successful school of Irish Dancing, social Golf Club, Soccer teams and a Drama School. Penrith Gaels also boasted a travel club, which helped their members save for a trip home to Ireland. Around about this time Penrith Gaels changed its name to ‘Penrith Gaels Cultural and Sporting Association Limited’

Even way back then the Penrith Gaels Committee along with their members had high aspirations of building club premises in the area. Fund raising dances were held on a monthly basis in local halls. Through the 80’s and 90’s the above sub clubs maintained a very competitive standard in their fields.

The social and fund raising dances continued and we also held our very successful biannual ‘Ireland Over Here’ Festivals at Penrith football Stadium. These festivals were attended by the Penrith community and people from all over NSW.

It wasn’t until the mid 90’s that the current premises became available. At that time they were known as the ‘Kingswood Squash Courts’. The committee along with the extremely helpful Mt Isa Irish Association decided to purchase the building. We began our renovations early in 1997 and to the credit of all our voluntary labour, both Men and Women who gave up their weekends and evenings our beautiful club was finally opened in August 1997.

Since then, with the help of management and staff our club has thankfully been thriving, and with a few of the dedicated volunteers we now boast a wonderful auditorium and entertainment room at the rear of the premises.

Our club as you have just read was built from pure persistence of the committee and members and we are wonderfully proud of our achievements. So whether you are a staff member, club member, sporting representative or guest, we would like you also to be proud of the ‘Wee club with a big heart’.

Western Sydney News

Young gun signs contract extension

Penrith has given a strong indication towards their future halves combination, with young gun Jarome Luai signing a new two-year contract extension. The new deal means the 21-year-old playmaker will remain with Panthers until at least the end of the 2021 season. It is likely that Luai will partner Nathan Cleary in the halves once […]… read more

Upgrade planned for Kingswood Station

The community is being invited to have its say on the proposed accessibility upgrade at Kingswood Station. As part of the planning approval process, the plans for the upgrade will be on public display until November 30. “The NSW Government is upgrading Kingswood Station as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver […]… read more

Council meetings to be live streamed

Local Council meetings in Penrith are set to be live streamed as part of a new plan by the State Government. Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton confirmed that Council meetings across the state would be webcast within 12 months. “If it’s good enough for federal and state MPs to go live to the nation, then […]… read more

Trent Merrin to leave Panthers

Trent Merrin has played his last game for the Penrith Panthers. The former Origin and Test forward still has two years to run on his lucrative contract but has been granted a release to head overseas to continue his career with Leeds in the English Super League. Speculation about Merrin’s future had intensified over the […]… read more

Men charged after drug bust

Two men have been charged following an investigation by the Drug and Firearms Squad into large commercial drug supply in Sydney’s west. In July 2018, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad established Strike Force Harfleur to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney. As part of the investigation, strike force […]… read more

Devastated husband “insulted” by laws

Orchard Hills crash survivor Bronco Hoang says it is an insult that the driver who allegedly caused the accident will not face charges over the deaths of his twin boys. Mr Hoang survived the horror crash on The Northern Road in late September, which killed his heavily pregnant wife Katherine. Their unborn twin boys did […]… read more

Cleary sets sights on title

The vision has come to life… they are the words from new Panthers coach Ivan Cleary who believes he finally has the squad that can win Penrith its next premiership. The 47-year-old began his second tenure as coach at the foot of the Mountains this week after negotiating a release from his former club, Wests […]… read more

Powerlifters aim for gold

Eight of the strongest people in Penrith will be representing their country at the Oceania Regional Powerlifting Championships next weekend in Queensland. To be held on the Gold Coast, powerlifters from 14 nations will come together for a weekend of heavy lifting. Five males and three females from Strength Nation powerlifting gym in Jamisontown will […]… read more

Nurses and midwives call for better conditions

Fed-up nurses and midwives say they’re sick of being a dumping ground as they argue for adequate funding and staff-to-patient ratios. Hosted by the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA), members gathered at Nepean Hospital on Wednesday to call on the government to provide better staffing as the hospital continues to burst at the seams. […]… read more

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Western Sydney news courtesy of The Western Weekender.