Rhema 99.9 has been broadcasting across the Port Macquarie/Hastings region since 1995. This community Christian radio station began when a small group of people formed a steering committee in 1993 and decided that a radio station offering ‘Positive Alternative’ songs and messages would be a significant benefit to the Mid North Coast of NSW.
Our broadcasts began in early 1995 when the station was granted a 30-day temporary License and with much endurance, was granted a full-time permanent License in November 1999. Many folk caught the vision for the need to have a ‘Positive Alternative’ media influence in our region. This was certainly expressed by a devoted and loyal local Christian men’s group called ‘Promise Keepers’. The team included builders and other trades, labourers, and businesses who donated materials and their time to construct a purpose-built office and broadcast studios called ‘Rhema House’. With much joy and excitement, they faithfully saw the project to completion in February 2001.
Rhema 99.9 exists to influence our community to know Jesus Christ. We’ll achieve this by bringing a message of real hope that will make a positive difference to people’s lives through safe and inspiring family-friendly content. Our positioning statement is “We’re for families”. Despite the fear and negativity presented through much of mainstream media, Rhema 99.9’s heart is to promote the good news for all people that’s found in Jesus Christ. No matter your background, circumstance or current difficult experience… there is indeed real hope and a way forward! (Jeremiah 29:11)