104.7 (Canberra)

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2ROC
104.7 (Canberra) logo.svg
City of license Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Broadcast area Canberra RA1 ([1])
Branding 104.7
Slogan Canberra's '#1 Hit' Music Station
Frequency 104.7 MHz FM
Repeaters 100.7 MHz Tuggeranong
First air date 27 February 1988 (1988-02-27)[1]
Format Top 40 (CHR)
Language(s) English
ERP 20,000 watts
HAAT 332 m[2]
Transmitter coordinates 35°16′32″S 149°5′52″E / 35.27556°S 149.09778°E / -35.27556; 149.09778
Affiliations Today Network
Owner Southern Cross Austereo (50%)
Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd (50%)
(Canberra FM Radio Pty Ltd)
Sister stations 1CBR
Website Official website

104.7 (call sign: 2ROC) is a radio station in Canberra, Australia, jointly owned by Southern Cross Austereo and the Australian Radio Network (ARN). It is part of Southern Cross Austereo's Today Network.

104.7 plays current hits, a variety of 1990s music, and 1980s. The station is primarily targeted at the 18-39 year old female/male demographic. 104.7 and sister station MIX 106.3 broadcast out of the original 2CC studio complex in Bellenden Street, Gungahlin, Australian Capital Territory.

History[edit]

In 1987, Canberra radio station 2CA was awarded the licence to operate a supplementary FM service. The station was assigned the call-sign 2ROC and on-air branding FM104 (later changed to FM104.7). It commenced broadcasting on 27 February 1988 on the frequency 104.7 MHz FM. FM104, along with rival KIX106, were the first new commercial FM radio stations to be licenced in Australia in eight years and were the first supplementary FM licences in Australia.

In 1988, 2CA and 2ROC were sold to Austereo.

In the mid-1990s, due to AM radio's dwindling audience and the increasing popularity of the music based FM stations Austereo - owner of 104.7 & 2CA and ARN - owner of Mix 106.3 & 2CC, merged to form a joint venture ownership of both FM stations - Canberra FM Pty Ltd. The AM stations were sold off and moved to other premises.

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