Broadcasting from the shores near Lake Ginninderra’s eastern foreshore, UCFM is the University of Canberra’s (UC) university station supported by the UC Faculty of Arts and Design; run by students for the Canberra community. The radio station’s studios are located within the lower level of “The Hub” complex on the university’s Bruce campus.
UCFM transmits on FM 87.8 MHz across Belconnen and North Canberra. It also streams its on-air program continuously online through links located on its website, Facebook page and TuneIn.
Launched in 1994 as CUE FM by the University of Canberra Union (UCU). As an autonomous, non-academic student service, UCFM is therefore not listed as a university club or society. It receives no funding from either the UCU, nor the University of Canberra and covers operating costs by broadcasting a minimal amount of non-intrusive advertising, permitted under its licence conditions, as well as sponsorship, donations and membership fees.
87.8 UCFM positions itself on-air as “Canberra’s Alternative” taking pride in its point of difference programming to its 18 to 40-year-old listeners with a non-stop, blend of Top 40 Pop/ Indie / Alternative music, music reviews, live broadcasts and chats with the UC community.