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

Kingsway scores cash

It may have taken a decade to finally get their wish, but local sporting organisations are over the moon this week after the Federal Government and Penrith Council delivered a huge funding boost to The Kingsway Sports Precinct in St Marys. The Liberal-National Government will invest $500,000 to upgrade the popular sporting facility, while Council […]… read more

$850,000 plan to revive Peachy

The new owners of Penrith’s Peachtree Hotel have hit the ground running, lodging an $850,000 development application (DA) to revamp the site. A coastal feel featuring cabana-style seating and a new shaded children’s playground lead the list of proposed changes, with the owners keen to enhance the relaxed, family-friendly appeal of the pub. It comes […]… read more

First time voters who could swing election

Young people across the state have declared war against Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the State Government, claiming they feel unheard and not taken seriously. Many will vote in a State Election for the first time next month, and the pill testing debate is front and centre, potentially swinging them towards Labor, minor parties or independents. […]… read more

BREAKING: Nepean Hospital in lockdown

Nepean Hospital is in lockdown due to an ongoing police operation. The exact nature of the police operation is unknown at this stage but the Emergency Department is closed and ambulances are being diverted to nearby hospitals. There is speculation that a bomb threat was made towards the facility. A heavy police presence is in […]… read more

Panthers prepare for first hit-out of new season

With star halfback Nathan Cleary still recovering from off-season ankle surgery, young gun Jarome Luai will partner James Maloney in the halves for this Saturday night’s trial game against South Sydney. Dubbed the John Sutton Testimonial, the match will be played at South Sydney’s traditional home of Redfern Oval at 6pm. Minus Cleary, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak […]… read more

River water quality questioned

To swim or not to swim, that is the question. At least it has been for Penrith residents looking to cool off in the Nepean River for decades. Now there’s calls for that question to be answered definitively, with a senior lecturer at Western Sydney University calling for more testing and information about water quality […]… read more

Service NSW centre to open in Glenmore Park

A new Service NSW facility is set to be built in Glenmore Park following an announcement by the State Government on Monday. Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies joined Service NSW staff and members of the community at Glenmore Park Town Centre, to showcase the mobile service buses that will be used throughout regional NSW. A search […]… read more

Kevin’s Bloody funny

Kevin Bloody Wilson does not bow to political correctness. Full stop. His new comedy tour continues his larrikin take on life that has been entertaining audiences for years. The title of his show, ‘F.U.P.C – World Tour’ shows how tongue-in-cheek the funnyman can be. “You could say it stands for ‘For Under Privileged Children’… but […]… read more

Car club roars with pride

They are more than just car lovers. In fact, the Lions Pride Holden Car Club has been undertaking charity work for the last 19 years, lending a helping hand to locals in need. The club of like-minded car enthusiasts hold an annual charity car show to raise funds, with proceeds going to local groups that […]… read more

More Western Sydney News

Western Sydney news courtesy of The Western Weekender.