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

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Turmoil in Canberra: Turnbull survives spill

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Turmoil in Canberra: Turnbull survives spill

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has seen off a dramatic threat to his leadership and will remain in the top job – for now. Mr Turnbull declared the Liberal leadership position vacant at the start of a party room meeting this morning. Mr Turnbull and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton nominated, with Mr Turnbull winning 48 […]… read more

Cyclist killed in crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash at St Marys last night. Emergency services were called to Forrester Road, near Griffith Street, about 9.30pm on Monday, after a cyclist and an SUV collided. The 19-year old male cyclist died at the scene. The male driver was not injured but has been taken to hospital for mandatory […]… read more

Man arrested after sledge hammer attack

A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a man with a sledge hammer during a home invasion in St Marys today. Just after 10.30am, emergency services were called to a home on Putland Street, St Marys, after reports of an assault. “Police have been told the offender forced his way into the home and […]… read more

Suspicious fire at Penrith business

An investigation is underway following a suspicious fire at Penrith overnight. About 11.30pm, emergency services attended Coreen Avenue following reports of a business well alight. NSW Fire & Rescue were able to control the blaze and stop it spreading to neighbouring businesses. The fire was eventually extinguished and no one was injured. A crime scene […]… read more

Suspicious fire at Penrith business

An investigation is underway following a suspicious fire at Penrith overnight. About 11.30pm, emergency services attended Coreen Avenue following reports of a business well alight. NSW Fire & Rescue were able to control the blaze and stop it spreading to neighbouring businesses. The fire was eventually extinguished and no one was injured. A crime scene […]… read more

Men charged over chemist robbery

Two men will appear at court today after police charged them with several offences including an aggravated break and enter at a chemist shop at Kingswood. About 6am yesterday, two men were observed to break into the rear garage storage area of a chemist shop located on the Great Western Highway. Police will allege that […]… read more

WIN a Catherine Britt VIP experience!

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