101FM

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4CBL
City of license Logan, Queensland
Broadcast area Logan RA1 ([1])
Branding 101FM
Slogan Your City, Your Station 101FM
Frequency 101.1 MHz FM
First air date November 18, 1988 (1988-11-18)[1]
Format Community radio
Language(s) English
ERP 4,000 watts
HAAT 106 m[2]
Transmitter coordinates 27°37′24″S 153°8′50″E / 27.62333°S 153.14722°E / -27.62333; 153.14722
Callsign meaning 4 = Queensland
Community
Broadcasting
Logan
Owner Radio Logan, Inc.
Website Official website

101 FM (callsign 4CBL) is a community radio station broadcasting from Logan City, Queensland. Regular transmissions started in November 1988 and continue up until the present day.[3] The station's transmitter is situated at Springwood and its coverage area includes the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions of eastern Queensland.[4]

History[edit]

Radio Logan Incorporated was established in 1984 after Logan City Council advertised for interested persons to establish a community radio station. The push for a municipal radio station was spearheaded by then Division 10 Councillor Tom O'Neil and the Council Public Relations Department, with the reasoning that as Logan had reached "City" status, a local radio station was needed. The issue was debated at a public meeting, attended by a small group of Logan residents, that the Council convened in 1984[citation needed].

The purpose of creating Radio Logan Incorporated - 101 F.M. was to provide the Logan community with news, entertainment, music, current affairs and information on local events and issues affecting the lifestyle of the community of which it serves.

Within the first year of the organisations' establishment, Council gave us access to broadcast from the Council premises at 4 Karrawatha Street, Springwood where the water towers are situated – which happens to be the highest point in Logan City.

After two years and four test transmissions, Radio Logan Incorporated was granted its licence in Sept 1988 with the commencement of permanent transmission on 18th November 1988.

Our first on-air announcer was the late-David Jull, who, before entering politics, worked in commercial Radio and Television.

The Station's first test transmission took place at the residence of Mr. J. Horrocks (101FM Technical Director). Three further tests and initial permanent broadcasting were done from a demountable studio situated behind the Water Tower in Karrawatha Street, Springwood.

We stayed on this land for seven years; this site is where our transmitter is still situated (along with a number of others) on top of one of the water towers.

In 1992 the State Government wanted to build a new Police precinct – so did a deal with Logan City Council. Council would get the land and premises of the old Police station, plus two other properties in return for another parcel of later further down the road on which to build the new Police Station.

The deal was made, and as Council knew how we were trying to find a more suitable place to relocate our studio to, offered us the use of the old Police station at 8 Railway Parade, Logan Central. So once refurbishment was completed we moved in, in 1993.

The Station's 'Call Sign' is 4CBL which aligns us with the areas of primary service - the communities of Logan, Beenleigh and Beaudesert. However, our signal is heard south to the New South Wales border, north to the Sunshine Coast, east to the islands of Moreton Bay and West to the Toowoomba Ranges.

Whilst our Presenters provide a variety of 'friendly' on-air programs, the members of our Board of Management work very effectively behind the scenes to ensure continued success and smooth operation of the station.

Sponsors play a major role in our stations success. Through their active involvement in the station, the station continues to provide the community with both entertainment and community news and information whilst promoting Sponsor's products and services.


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