Harvey Community Radio 96.5fm provides a community radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public radio broadcasting. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. Harvey Community Radio 96.5fm services the Harvey and surrounding areas of the South West of WA.

Like most community ventures, Harvey Community Radio 96.5fm began life as an idea, an inconceivable notion and a futile gamble according to many. 

The idea became a reality when, in 1999, discussions and planning began with the Australian Broadcasting Authority (later to become ACMA) for a proposed community radio station based in Harvey. Not just any community radio station, because Harvey Community Radio 96.5fm (HCR 96.5fm) would become the first of its kind in the South West of Western Australia.

Our hard work has paid off and in 2020, we were a winner at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement.