Media Release

Media Release
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“The Cheese” Goes Digital

Low Power FM radio station “The Cheese” has gone live across Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch on TelstraClear InHome TV.

Station manager Grant Thoms says “This increases our possible listening audience by more than 35,000 and makes The Cheese one of the most widely available LPFM (Low Power FM) radio stations in the country”.

TelstraClear Market Manager InHome Services Jeff Doyle, says the station is a good fit with InHome Digital Television’s entertainment offering. “We felt the music offered by The Cheese aligned with our customer needs and the fact that the production is local also satisfies our desire to support the local community and businesses. The Cheese also streams music for our large broadband customer base, which was also key to our decision to add The Cheese to our platform.”

The Cheese is delivered digitally to TelstraClear’s Cable TV head end and brings another radio channel to their Digital TV channel lineup. The Cheese is available on the InHome TV basic package now, on channel 511.

About The Cheese:

  • Started in 2006 from a small bedroom in Lower Hutt, and run as a hobby
  • Broadcasting 24/7 Commercial free
  • Playing music from the 80s 90s and Today featuring specialty shows
  • A World-Wide presence on the web at
  • Fully licensed with APRA and RIANZ
  • Supporting Local acts in the way of on air exposure
  • Listeners can tune in via Shoutcast, Spodtronic, Nokia Internet Radio, FM & TelstraClear Digital TV


Grant Thoms
Station Owner/Manager
Mobile: 021 720 404
P.O Box 43214, Wainuiomata 5014, New Zealand

[email protected]

Become a volunteer host family.

EF Foundation is looking for volunteer host families anywhere in the Wellington region, including Kapiti and the Wairarapa, to help make a student’s dream come true!  You can match a student that suits your family from 26 different nationalities, so you can start making the world a smaller, friendlier place.

What is the EF Foundation looking For?:

  • Caring families wanting to open their hearts to a new family member for 6-12 months
  • Families able to provide a single or shared bedroom, and a place at their table

Volunteer host families come in all shapes and sizes: single and retired couples, from urban and rural areas, with children, or without. If you want to share your family life with a high school student from abroad, you have what it takes to host!   Families are provided with a small monetary contribution each month. To start hosting, call Alyson on 0800 259 433.

Celebrate Everything Tina

She was great in the 60s as part of a duo with her then husband Ike, but she was Simply The Best in the 80s as a solo artist. This week we celebrate the work of Tina Turner on The 80s Lunchbox with a UK based fansite dedicated to her work. Check out Tina and other 80s pop icons on the 80s Lunchbox, weekdays from midday on The Cheese.

Be Green, Go Veggie and Save Our Planet!

Earth Walk – Saturday 31 May 2008

To raise awareness that adopting a vegetarian/vegan diet is the single most effective way to impact on climate change there will be a walk on Saturday 31 May 2008 @ 12 noon, departing from the Main Entrance of Basin Reserve, Kent Terrace, Wellington.

About midway, in Manners Mall, there will be a speaker talking about the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. The walk will then proceed thru the city ending at the Beehive.

Come join in as your voice and support is very important. 

For more info. contact: [email protected]