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Music for the Masses

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100% independent & free-range radio. Have you, #GotIndie?

Indie [ˈɪndi] (or independent) music is often used to describe several types of musical genres such as indie rock & pop, as well as other forms of music that do not fall into a defined type of music. It is also used as a term to describe music produced, released & promoted independently from the commercial major record labels.

We broadcast a hand-curated collection of international new indie, alternative, modern & vintage rock to free your mind and pleasure your audio sensitivities. Nearly 25 years as a world-class radio station, where it’s always, ALL about the music! Ad-free, no logons, no fees, no subscriptions. Just simply some of the best, cutting-edge, indie & retro rock music radio on the planet. 24 hours a day. All funded with endowments, donations & gifts to the station, privately & via our PayPal.

Brought to you by the motley crew of audiophile volunteers that make up the andHow.FM Air Force. Since 8 November 1998, we have been “jamming the free world, one person at a time”. Filling the world’s bandwidth & airwaves with stuff you wish you heard on the radio. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year on the world-wide web, to over 150 countries all over the planet from 107.5 FM in the picturesque Mangaroa Valley, New Zealand (Aotearoa). During that time, we have seen HEAPS of other radio stations & music services come & go. Our commitment to remain commercial-free & independent has always kept us thinking outside the box, but we couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Originally, andHow started as a dream that was realized when we were broadcasting from laptops & lawn chairs, high a-top the Rainbow Bridge in Bridge City, Texas. Way back then, AndHow Web Radio was socially interacting in the cloud even before the crash of the early 2000’s, long before anyone had ever even come up with the phrase “social media”. We were once taking our requests via ICQ & by email, streaming to the world via dial-up internet in the days BEFORE broadband. Suddenly we were able to help make a very big world seem like a very cozy place to live. It was at that time we recognized the commitment to grow ourselves as an international radio station. Over 20 years later, we have continued thus far on our journey to the other side of the planet in Mangaroa, New Zealand (Incidentally, the relocation to NZ was made to save the station in 2001, but that’s another story). Since named as one of the “elder statesmen of internet radio”, we are the defenders & caretakers of independent, commercial-free radio; now securely established in our scenic and secluded studios…at the global headquarters for andHow.FM. An oasis in a sea of soulless, corporate over-commercialized radio & streaming music services. We are real, red-blooded humans making this ad-free radio station happen for people just like YOU!

In 2009, when andHow.FM decided that just being loved on the internet wasn’t enough, we took to the airwaves with our FM broadcast signal in Papakowhai. Since then, we relocated to Mangaroa, New Zealand as of 2018. We are still entertaining & interacting with our listeners via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, our mobile apps and at 107.5 FM w/RDS! With a blend of new indie rock artists that suits listening all day at work, commuting, playing or just chilling out at home; we are virtually everywhere you are, anywhere on the planet! 

As far as we are aware… also the world’s-only, boutique bouchère/charcuterie kitchen/radio station. Making tasty small goods (bacon, pancetta, meat snacks & sausages) in the studio and keeping it indie.  So, we smell and taste as good as we sound!

Our commitment to source & to promote a majority of our content with music from independent artists still remains!  When you aren’t listening to our hand-selected music mix, you can enjoy our various, eclectic, radio shows from presenters & hosts all over the world!  If you ever miss a show, check out the show portals and find a playlist or listen to a podcast from your favorite international andHow.FM personalities.

Press articles, kudos & interviews

Now LIVE from Mangaroa andhow FM

Scoop Culture (9 September 2018)

FM Station Moves to Upper Hutt

PRNZ (11 September 2018)

andHow Encourages Independents

Marguerite Clark (“RadioWorld International” 19 August 2014)

International Excellence in Online Audio

Brad Hill (“RAIN – Kurt Hanson’s Radio & Internet Newsletter” 18 August 2014)

Rocking the Free World

Max Rashbrooke (“FishHead Magazine” March 2014 issue)

The best internet radio stations

Pete Naughton (“The Telegraph UK” 31 October 2013)

Broadcaster Fights Back

Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 2 October 2012)

Cyber ‘bully’ disputes radio station’s credentials

Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 18 September 2012)

Papakowhai unlikely base for US indie rock station

Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 28 May 2012)

Afternoons with Jim Mora

Live on-air interview w/Jim Mora (Radio New Zealand, recorded 29 May 2012)

Listen Outside the Box: Online and innovative—this isn’t your parents’ radio

Ethan Maffey (“The Source Weekly” 22 August 2012)