about us

99.9 Live FM is your community station, dedicated to broadcasting the positive message “It’s Good To Be Alive” to your home through both FM radio and online platforms.

Every time you tune in, you will hear great family tips and advice, positive uplifting music, information about family friendly events around our region, and a message of hope to lift your spirits.

The content is suitable for the whole family; making it a great station to tune in to at home and in the car! We also love to provide practical opportunities for you and your family to serve others both locally and abroad.


Our care for people motivates us to produce quality media that helps inspire life in the people of North Queensland.


Real change and growth happens when we connect person to person. We love being a hub for people to connect people’s real needs to solutions.


Our vibrant team of volunteers is mobilised to serve the city from major efforts like disaster relief, to championing important ongoing causes like school chaplaincy, and mental health support.


We are grateful to have a voice to help shape the future of our region. North Queensland is unique and amazing and we love engaging our listeners in building our city into its bright future.

99.9 Live FM is a local Christian-based community radio station, aimed at serving our community and its interests.

We broadcast content that is popular and relevant to our North Queensland region, to a specific audience that is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Our community radio station has broad appeal; it is operated, owned, and influenced by the communities we serve.

99.9 Live FM was first established as an aspirant community broadcaster in April 1993. A full-time broadcasting licence was issued in August 1998.

In 2016, Live FM relocated to the YWAM Medical Ships Townsville Campus in the heart of the CBD. Live FM’s strong partnership with YWAM has helped build up the station through the following areas:


Live FM and YWAM Medical Ships’ shared motivation is to care, connect, serve, and build in the North Queensland region. Both organisations value serving, strong relationships, generosity, cheering on local heroes, and sharing a positive message in the community that is life-giving and encouraging to individuals.



Our deep desire is to see Townsville grow in a positive way and to see people thriving in all areas of life.

We seek not only to bring excellent content about what is happening within our community but also connecting with people through our community teams, building great relationships, and having a finger on the pulse to better understand our audience.

Through our on-air content, promotions, and events, we seek to provide our listeners with a desire and practical ways of celebrating It’s Good To Be Alive!


YWAM Medical Ships Training’s Introduction to Radio and Media Course (Certificate III in Screen and Media, CUA31020) enables YWAM Medical Ships Training and Live FM to provide students with an integrated, hands-on training program that is centred around maximising media as a tool to help build the North Queensland region.

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Together with local volunteers, Live FM utilises YWAM Medical Ships’ strong team of young, passionate volunteers to assist with the station’s daily operations, community events, and outside broadcasts. In 2019 alone, YWAM’s donated time and labour in the North Queensland region was estimated at over 9.3 million AUD.

Live FM and YWAM Medical Ships’ collective 50+ years of experience in serving the North Queensland region helps ensure that the station continues to remain strong in their objectives as a non-profit, community station.


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