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 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

Reflect and remember

The local Vietnam veterans’ community is set to gather this weekend to pay their respects, remember old friends and reflect on what was some of Australia’s darkest days. Originally known as Long Tan Day, Vietnam Veterans Day is held each year on August 18, to commemorate those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice in […]… read more

Confirmed: 248 flu cases in local area

It’s official, just a few weeks out from spring, NSW Health has announced that the flu season is officially upon us. Starting two months later than last year, the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) has already had 248 confirmed influenza cases this year. But it’s not all bad news, with the number of […]… read more

Masked Panther: Barrett comeback not on

Despite Trent Barrett’s likely departure from Manly at the end of the season, he won’t be anywhere near Penrith in 2019. The Panthers aren’t interested in a Barrett comeback, although I understand he did make contact with the club when he heard Anthony Griffin had been let go. You can also keep Wayne Bennett off […]… read more

Keeping it in the family

It was the song that filtered through your TV, on your drive home, and even at the dentist while getting your yearly check-up. And now four years after Melbourne band Sheppard released their infectious multi-platinum hit ‘Geronimo’, the band’s music is once again getting stuck in the heads of people all over the world. Continuing […]… read more

Super Cooper inspires his classmates

Living life legally blind can be difficult at the best of times, but a local primary school is breaking down barriers and embracing their students’ abilities, one Braille Club at a time. Emu Plains Public School has been running a Braille Club for three terms, which legally blind Year 3 student, Cooper Campbell, helps run. […]… read more

Patient indecently assaults nurse at Nepean Hospital

A man has been charged with indecent assault after attacking a nurse at Nepean Hospital. The incident happened last Thursday, August 9. The 50-year-old man was a patient at the hospital. It is alleged that the man, whilst being attended to by the nurse, indecently assaulted her and then produced a knife that he had […]… read more

Peachey wants sweet farewell

Tyrone Peachey has enjoyed many spectacular moments at Panthers Stadium during his five-year career at Penrith, but this Saturday afternoon the NSW Blues utility will play his final game there as a Panther. The 27-year-old excitement machine will be aiming to pull out one more scintillating performance on home turf before he links up with […]… read more

Changing lives one page at a time

Three local students have embarked on a quest and are helping those living with multiple sclerosis (MS), one page at a time. Lily Morris and her brother, William, have joined forces with friend, Charlotte Hodges, to participate in this year’s MS Readathon. Starting on August 1, the Readathon encourages students around Australia to read as […]… read more

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Western Sydney news courtesy of The Western Weekender.