Canberra Christian Radio Limited (CCRL) was incorporated in February 1991. 

Initially broadcasting as Rhema FM Canberra, CCRL took advantage of Temporary Community Broadcast Licences (TCBLs) that allowed broadcasts for limited hours.  It shared frequencies with other community radio broadcasters seeking a permanent community broadcasting licence in the Canberra Region. 

The early transmissions were from Black Mountain Tower on 105.5 and the studios were at Suite 2 (First Floor) 53 Bowman Street Macquarie.  However, in late 1996 the Station had to move to a demountable building at the Canberra Church of Christ in Belconnen because of high accommodation costs in Macquarie.  Around this time the Station was transmitting on 107.1 and it also had a translator transmitting from a house in Southern Canberra. 

In 2000, Rhema FM Canberra was the second United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) affiliated station in Australia to get a permanent community radio broadcasting licence for religious purposes.  Not long after, CCRL changed the Station name to 1WAY FM in line with the Station’s call sign: 1WAY. 

Since then, 1WAY FM has been broadcasting a Christian message to Canberra and surrounding regions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Today 1WAY FM broadcasts on 91.9 and on 94.3 in Tuggeranong as well as streaming online and is very thankful for our studios in Fyshwick. 

In 2015 we moved our transmission from Black Mountain Tower to Poppet Hill with the intention of gaining better coverage within our licenced area and to reduce transmission costs. Unfortunately, due to site and facility deficiencies that became evident after the move, the solution did not adequately address the coverage and supportability benefits that were envisaged. 

In 2019 we returned our transmission to Black Mountain Tower (BMT) from Poppet Hill. This has significantly improved the coverage, quality, strength, and reliability of the 91.9 signal to the Canberra region. We also have long-term security of tenure at BMT. All this comes at a higher cost, but we are believing for support from our members, sponsors, partners, and supporters. 

The last 32 years have positioned 1WAY FM as a valuable part of the Canberra region.  We aim to become a vibrant, thriving community radio station that is well-resourced, characterised by professionalism, relevant and visible in our community, to ensure that we can keep providing a Christian message of hope and encouragement every day.