MUSICIANS, BANDS & AIRPLAY
RTRFM is an independent, not-for-profit community radio station based in Perth. We broadcast 24/7 on the 92.1 frequency, on digital and streaming online at this website, every day of the year from our studios in Mt. Lawley.
You can call the studio direct 24 hours a day at (08) 9260 9625 or email email@example.com.
Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. You can reach us at (08) 9260 9200.
1st floor, 642 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, 6050 – just up the staircase.
PO Box 842
Head over to our staff page for all relevant staff contact details.
You can tune in on your radio right now – we’re at 92.1 on the FM band. You can listen on digital radio at RTRFM, or you can stream online at http://rtrfm.com.au/mp3stream/.
Everything! We play a tremendous amount of local music and a great number of our presenters are involved in Perth’s myriad local music scenes.
If you stay tuned to 92.1 for long enough, you’ll also hear Ethiopian throat singers, Italian dance-floor bangers, American smooth jazz standards and transcontinental otherworldly ambience right beside new tracks from Perth bands past and present.
Unlike a lot of other commercial, community and public radio stations, RTRFM is not playlisted. What that means is the station does not dictate what songs should be played and when – instead we trust our presenters to play the most exciting and interesting music they’re unearthing.
Every week we run a local and RTRFM feature album alongside our Sound Selection which features 8-12 of the most exciting tracks to come through the station that week, as selected by the Music Coordinator.
Yes! All our shows are available for re-streaming shortly after broadcast. Our archive goes back four weeks. Head to an individual show page for a list of available broadcasts.
We use AmRap’s services for tracking our playlists. Head to the show page to find out what tracks were played during a program, or if in doubt, check out the program grid to see what shows are on air and when.
MUSICIANS, BANDS & AIRPLAY
We require a digital copy for all submissions. To submit your music digitally, email our Music Coordinator Will Backler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ensure your submissions includes the following:
A download link to your music that’s at least a 320kbps MP3 or a WAV file.
Note: please don’t attach your tracks / 10mb artwork to an email – this clogs up our servers. Upload your music to Dropbox, Soundcloud, Bandcamp or any other file downloading portal.
- A streaming link in addition to a download – Soundcloud, Bandcamp or YouTube preferred
- A bio, preferably in PDF format, so we know who you are
- Any other relevant information like tours, shows, launches, so we can tell our listeners as much as we can about you
We love physical copies of albums and singles, but if you want to improve your chances of your music reaching the right presenters, we insist you also submit your music digitally so we can add it to our digital system.
If you’re a local band, you can pop into the office at 642 Beaufort Street, Mt. Lawley and drop off your music. Otherwise, send your CDs (4-5 copies is ideal) to our Music Coordinator:
PO Box 842
For an interview on Breakfast with Caitlin or music content anywhere on the RTRFM program grid, get in touch with Breakfast Presenter/Music Interviews Coordinator Caitlin Nienaber at email@example.com with the vital information – your band or event, a link to your music and info about your upcoming gig/release.
For an interview on The Mag or Artbeat, contact our Talks Producer Peter Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the high volume of music sent to RTRFM and the large amount of requests for feedback, we are not able to reply to every single person wanting specific and detailed info on why their music may or may not be played on air.
Please feel free to contact individual presenters via our presenter contact list, however the music coordinator may be unable to assist you with further details.
Head to the individual show pages or consult this RTRFM Presenter Contacts Form to get in touch with presenters directly
Email email@example.com with the name of your gig (if relevant), the lineup, the venue and the date. We need at least 7 days notice to list your show in the gig guide.
Maybe! Get in touch with our Events & Operations Co-ordinator Chris Wheeldon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send all the things you’d naturally send to someone booking a gig – a little info about your band, a link to your music and links to your social media profiles. We put on heaps of events every year and we’re always on the lookout for the best bands in Perth to play our gigs.
Our lifeblood! Like other community radio stations – RRR in Melbourne, FBi in Sydney, 4ZZZ in Brisbane – our biggest financial support comes from our listeners in the form of yearly subscriptions.
Our big yearly subscription drive is Radiothon which runs every August, but you can subscribe to RTRFM year-round. Head to the subscription page for more info.
If you love RTRFM and you want to get involved, a subscription is the best way to support the station. We make it worth your while – an RTRFM subscription grants you discounted entry to all our events (or free entry if you’re a gold/platinum subscriber!), eligibility for on-air giveaways, discounts from our business sponsors and heaps more.
Yes! We offer a whole heap of different subscriptions, including Band, Concession, Family, Platinum & Gold packages.
Email Chris Wheeldon (email@example.com) to update your subscriber details.
We offer a slew of sponsorship packages for businesses, events, bands and campaigns which include on-air spots, giveaways, banner ads, event sponsorship and more. For more info, check out the Sponsorship page or get in touch with our Development Managers:
Rhian Todhunter – Arts & Culture
P: (08) 9260 9214
All prospective RTRFM presenters are required to undergo our radio training course which runs year-round. For more info, head to the Radio Training section of our website.
By listening! That’s the first step. If you’re already tuning in, thank you!
If you’d like to help us stay on air (it costs a lot to run a radio station!), you can consider:
- becoming an RTRFM subscriber, which entitles you to a number of benefits including business discounts, discounted entry to RTRFM gigs and eligibility for giveaways
- become a monthly donor, which entitles you to feel great about yourself for supporting community radio in Perth
- attend our gigs – we put around 12 gigs a year, including In the Pines, Fremantle Winter Music Festival, the RTRFM Quiz Night, the Radiothon Party, Courtyard Club and a slew of one-off shows covering a range of genres and styles
- buy some merch – we’ve got heaps of RTRFM swag, including T-shirts, mugs, stubbie holders & posters
We’re always looking for more hands-on-deck, be it in the office or at our events – we couldn’t put on gigs like In the Pines without the help of our volunteers. If you’re interested, email our Operations & Coordinator Chris Wheeldon at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you’d like to get involved.
Yes – get in touch with our Operations Coordinator Chris Wheeldon at email@example.com to talk about a placement.