About Us


Welcome to Lakeside 88 FM, your vibrant community radio station nestled in the heart of Motuoapa, Taupo. With the serene shores of the great lake Taupo as our backdrop, we are more than just a radio station, we are the heart and soul of this lakeside community

At Lakeside 88 FM, our mission is to connect and empower the 500+ residents of this picturesque town by providing a platform for local voices, music, events, and stories. From captivating interviews with our neighbours to eclectic musical selections that reflect our diverse tastes, we celebrate the essence of Motuoapa and its surrounding areas.

Tune in to Lakeside 88 FM, where the waves of creativity, culture, and camaraderie flow seamlessly on the shore, uniting us all in harmony by the water's edge of Motuoapa Bay.

Lakeside 88 FM is a low power FM (LPFM) New Zealand community radio station focusing it's broadcast on the township of Motuoapa on the shores of the great Lake Taupo. Tune in on 88.0Mhz or stream via Radio.Net on your mobile device.

Lakeside launches in 2023

We are excited to announce the initial launch phase of Lakeside 88 FM on the internet in June 2023. The station will be streaming 24/7 via this website and Radio.Net Please go to our Facebook page for further details.

Lakeside 88 FM is designed to entertain and inform, as well as support the local Motuoapa community. Apart from the great music we will promote community development and inform the local community of events and news in the local area.

Lakeside 88 FM is an independently owned radio station that is not affilaited to any New Zealand radio network. Our funding is private and we rely 100% on donations, sponsor support and some local business advertising.

Lakeside 88 FM is soley run by volunteers. We are always looking for new radio talent so if you have a background in radio and would like to volunteer some of your time please get in touch. If you are a business or potential sponsor and you want to support our community radio station, please contact the Station Manager - station.manager@lakeside88fm.com


Lakeside 88 FM prides itself of having some of the worlds best international and local DJ Presenters. Here are our current entertainers.

Emma Scott

Veteran radio presenter of over 30 years, Emma Scott presents The Pluggin’ Baby Radio Show. The 2-hour weekly programme features the most exciting independent talent from her own radio plugging business, Pluggin’ Baby, which she has been running since 2013. The show, which Emma presents from her own Cambridgeshire home studio. Listen out for her weekly show on Saturday nights at 8pm.

Paul Baker

Paul has been working in the entertainment industry since 1991 when he was part of the charity station Radio Cracker. Since then Paul has been successfully working as a DJ, Radio Presenter and Event Host. Paul hosts two live shows every weekend on Lakeside. The first is 'At The Weekend - Chart Edition' on a Saturday morning and the second is 'At The Weekend - Gold Edition' on a Sunday morning.

Gary Mills

Gary Mills is the frontman for popular UK band Vix 20. When Gary is not touring the UK playing in the band he hosts an alternative Indie music show called The Vix Essentials.

This one hour show can be heard on Fridays at 8pm alternating with DJ Pete who presents 'The World Of Classic Rock' and 'The Best Of Indie'. Go to our Facebook page for show times and dates.