About Seaside FM

 

ABOUT US:

105.9 Seaside FM is a nonprofit community radio station based in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia staffed by mainly volunteers. Seaside FM or CFEP is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association. Our station reaches across the Halifax Region to bring our listeners a unique music experience. Instead of listening to loud, upbeat songs, our mature listeners enjoy the smooth sounds of easy listening music.

 

OUR HISTORY & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Seaside FM was founded by the station’s general manager, Wayne Harrett after he discovered his love of radio. We began broadcasting on the air on August 2, 2002.

The East Coast Music Association nominated us as the East Coast Radio Station of the Year every year between 2002 and 2006.

On March 13, 2009, we changed our frequency from 94.7 FM to 105.9 FM.

In July 2014, we applied to move our transmitter site from Eastern Passage to the CBC transmitter site in Halifax. When we moved in April 2015, Seaside FM went from 900 watts to 2,500 watts! We now reach a much broader audience. A tower campaign was launched with the goal to raise $60,000 to cover the expenses. In the end, we raised an extra $65,000!

 

OUR MUSIC:

Seaside FM understands the value of a good song. We feature a wonderful selection of easy listening favourites from yesterday and today. We showcase music from Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, and many more. Seaside FM also has a wide collection of music from some of Atlantic Canada’s rising and existing musical stars including Evans and Doherty and Anne Murray.

 

OUR REACH:

We reach across the Halifax Region and beyond to bring our listeners the music they want to hear. Seaside FM is a unique radio station and we have gained a loyal audience of over 30,000 listeners. Aside from the radio airwaves, we attract an online audience as well. Through our website link, Seaside FM has listeners from around the world.

We also have our Facebook and Twitter pages where we update our listeners on local news, community events and interesting stories. You’ll feel up to date about your community, province, country and world when you follow our posts.

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY:

Seaside FM is a community radio station and we help local nonprofit organizations advertise their events free of charge. By promoting events on our social media, our website and the airwaves, we reach a significant amount of people. We are frequently invited to host or attend events and we love meeting new people.

As a nonprofit organization, we hold many events to raise funds to cover our own expenses. Some of these events include: dances, concerts, BBQs, silent auctions, book sales and our Annual Radio-Thon.

 

OUR STAFF:

Seaside FM is run by mainly volunteer announcers, our administration, our engineers and our general manager, Wayne Harrett. Our broadcast crew includes both those from the professional broadcast industry and members from within our community. To see the staff list, click here.

 

Are you looking for easy listening music? Turn the dial to 105.9 Seaside FM.

7 thoughts on “About Seaside FM

  1. Hello Seaside FM—-I was just wondering about how to get a great song on your station from a great local Country music Artist.What is the protocol for doing so.I would love to have any info on this if I could.Have a very Merry Christmas to all the staff here at seaside-
    Ref. to by Louisa Manuel—-god bless
    ***cody***

  2. love this station, love the oldies music, even the Sunday morning
    6 until 10 gospel music is great, keep up the great work Wayne and
    all announcers/staff, hopefully many more years and great oldies.
    P.S also love your music at Christmas time. Thanks

  3. First let me say your station is number 1. The only one I listen to in the car and at home. I listen on the computer and eastlink…hoping with the extended coverage I can get it on my FM radio.

    I purchased a CD by Live Wire today. All proceeds from this CD go to a Jim Dooks Memorial Playground at his favorite summer church camp in Debert. Jim was a starting member of Live Wire and passed in 2011.

    The CD is all gospel and I was wondering if I sent it along to your station if you might play it perhaps on your gospel hour?

    Live Wire is a community based group dedicated to raising money for worthy causes along the Eastern Shore. They started in 1994 and up to this time they have been directly involved in raising over $200,000.

    If you are interested in the CD I will purchase one to send along to your station.

    Keep up the great job.
    Ramona

  4. Hello all,and especially Mr Frank Cameron.
    I had the good fortune to work in NS between sept 2012 and sept 2013.
    My work was as a restoration stonemason on the Art Gallery in Halifax.
    I learnt a huge amount about older music and especially country whilst listening to seaside.I hadnt heard of K rodgers,G lightfoot,B Vinton,and all the others until i listened to seaside.
    I especially enjoyed Mr Camerons shows through the decades and his wit.
    I am now living back in SW England ,I love England but i miss NS its FANTASTIC

  5. The very best FM station I have had the pleasure to listen to.

    One question:

    I was listening to the ststio on the 25 of Jan./14 and at about 6″56 PM
    you played a song by Nana Mourski, If you could, would you please tell me the name of that song. In addition, just prior to Nana, you played “Have I told you lately” Could you please tell me the name of the singer. Thank you very much.

    Vic….

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