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The Garage - the station YOU asked for

Raynor Perreau
On Air The Garage 1

It’s been two weeks since launching The Garage 96.1, and what a two weeks it has been!

We are bloody stoked you are loving The Garage 96.1 as much as we are loving working here. Hearing R.E.M, Depeche Mode, and Joy Division blast through the hallways keeps me happy… very happy. So let’s recap on what The Garage has achieved in these last two weeks.

We’re officially New Zealand’s only commercial alternative ‘80s radio station. That in itself is pretty exciting. Furthermore, we’re the only radio station in New Zealand that is both on iHeartRadio and rova. We get lots of messages from alt ‘80s lovers from all over New Zealand asking us if we’re streaming - so make sure you download the iHeartRadio or rova apps to hear us nationwide.

We absolutely love hearing from you, whether it’s through our ‘song requests’ button on our website, or via Facebook messages, so don’t be afraid to drop us a line. Our programmers are working bloody hard to continue adding alternative ‘80s songs to our playlist, as suggested by you guys.

We’ve got some great giveaways going on for the next few weeks as well. Each week we give away a Heller's BBQ pack, a Scorpio books voucher, a rugged phones voucher, as well as workplace shouts of Black Betty coffee and Original Foods snacks. You read that right - each week we are giving away all of these! You’d be crazy not to enter. Listen out for these competitions, and keep an eye on our Facebook page and website to be in the drawer to win any of these awesome prizes.

One last thing - make sure you keep an eye out for our street team who are out in the CBD holding giant signs every week day. We get a real kick out of you guys beeping at us and sharing the support. So, cheers from us here at The Garage - we’re absolutely stoked you’re loving it as much as us.