4BC

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This article is about Australian radio station. For the year, see 4 BC. For boccia classification, see BC4.
4BC
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City of license Brisbane, Queensland
Broadcast area Brisbane RA1 ([1],[2])
Slogan Talking Brisbane
Frequency 1116 kHz AM (also on DAB+)
First air date 15 August 1930 (1930-08-15)[1]
Format Talkback
Language(s) English
Power 17,000 watts daytime
6,300 watts nighttime
Transmitter coordinates 27°21′31.5″S 153°5′23″E / 27.358750°S 153.08972°E / -27.358750; 153.08972
Callsign meaning 4 = Queensland
Brisbane Chandlers[2] or
JB Chandler[3] (original licensee)
Affiliations Fairfax Radio Network
Owner Fairfax Media Ltd
(Radio 4BC Brisbane Pty Ltd)
Sister stations 4BH
Webcast Windows Media
Website 4bc.com.au

4BC is a radio station in Brisbane, Queensland on 1116kHz AM. 4BC is Brisbane's only commercial talkback station and uses the promotional phrase "News Talk 1116". The station's broadcasting facility is at Cannon Hill, and its tower is alongside the Gateway Motorway in Nudgee.

History[edit]

4BC was one of the first radio stations in Brisbane. It was established in 1930 by John Beals Chandler,[4] an electrical appliance retailer and later Lord Mayor of Brisbane. In March 1937 the station was sold for £50,000 to the Australian Broadcasting Company who took control in April.[5][6][7]

In 2004 the station moved from its CBD location at 30 Macrossan Street to new purpose built premises at Cannon Hill in 2004.[8] Fairfax acquired ownership in 2007.

2014 Presenters[edit]

In December 2013, 4BC management unveiled an almost complete replacement of on-air talent for 2014:[9]

  • Breakfast with Ian Skippen and Loretta Ryan (5.00am-8.30am weekdays)
  • Mornings with Patrick Condren (8.30am-11.30am weekdays)
  • Afternoons with Michael Price and Clare Blake (12pm-3pm weekdays)
  • Drive with Ben Davis (3pm-6pm weekdays)
  • Sports Today with Peter Psaltis (6pm-8pm weekdays)
  • Nights Presenter with Walter Williams (8.00pm-12.00am)
  • Australia Overnight with Andrew McLaren & Mark Petkovic (on relay from sister station 3AW) (12 midnight-5am weekdays)
  • Weekend Breakfast Presenter Andre La Porte (5am-8am)
  • Big Backyard Presenter Chris Adams (8am-noon)
  • Your Home Presenter Kevin Turner (12pm-2pm)
  • Fresh on Sunday Presenter Dominique Rizzo (12pm-2pm Sunday)
  • Saturday and Sunday evenings with John Scott

Heather Stott started on 13 January 2014, as co-presenter of the afternoon program but left on 17 January 2014, due to "family circumstances".[10] On 24 January 2014, experienced broadcaster Clare Blake took over as co-presenter of the afternoon program.[11]

Producers[edit]

  • Joe Marsden, Joshua Edwards (Breakfast Producer)
  • Gavin Parry (Breakfast Producer)
  • Jaime Wells (Morning Producer)
  • Edwina Stott (Morning Producer)
  • Jo Lyon (Afternoon Producer)
  • Gina Baker (Afternoon Producer)
  • Sinead Lee (Drive Producer)
  • Ria Jack (Drive Producer)
  • Rod Stephen (Nights Producer)

4BC Online - 4BC.com.au[edit]

  • Gordon Campbell (Online Producer)

Journalists[edit]

  • Scott Mayman (News Director)
  • Tim Collits (Assistant News Director)
  • Stuart Layt (Breakfast Newsreader)
  • Richard French (Sport Reporter)
  • Ian Maurice (Nights Newsreader)
  • Jamie McKinnell (Reporter)
  • Nick Wiggins (State Political Reporter)
  • Johanna Marie (Crime and Courts Reporter)

Management[edit]

  • Anthony Franji (General Manager)
  • Majella Marsden (Content Director)

See also[edit]

Former Presenters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/main/lib100052/lic022_commercial_radio_broadcasting_licences.pdf
  2. ^ Fairfax Media. The Early Years at 4BC. Accessed 8 November 2007.
  3. ^ Chandlers Company Profile. Accessed 8 November 2007.
  4. ^ "4BC. New Wireless Station. Auspicious Opening.". The Brisbane Courier. 18 August 1930. p. 12. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Station 4BC Sold". The Courier-Mail. 13 March 1937. p. 19. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "New Company Takes Over 4BC". The Courier-Mail. 13 April 1937. p. 23. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "£50,000 Paid for Station 4BC". The Courier-Mail. 9 October 1937. p. 14. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Hele, Michelle (6 August 2004). "Radio stations 4BC and 4BH all set for big move to Cannon Hill". The Courier-Mail (1 - First with the news ed.). p. 39. ISSN 1322-5235. 
  9. ^ "4BC Line-up for 2014". 4BC. Fairfax Media. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Bochenski, Natalie Bochenski (17 January 2014). "4BC's Heather Stott leaves Afternoon slot". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Clare Blake joins 4BC". Radio Today. Radio Today. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Courier-Mail 4BC Saviour Jamie Dunn Takes a Dive in Radio Ratings, 5 March 2009 11:00PM, (accessed 7 November 2010)
  13. ^ Sunshine Coast Daily I didn't quit: Jamie Dunn, 29 October 2010, (accessed 7 November 2010)
  14. ^ 4BC Profile: Ian Calder, (accessed 7 November 2010)
  15. ^ Courier-Mail 4BC Saviour Jamie Dunn Takes a Dive in Radio Ratings, 5 March 2009 11:00PM, (accessed 7 November 2010)
  16. ^ Sunshine Coast Daily I didn't quit: Jamie Dunn, 29 October 2010, (accessed 7 November 2010)

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