Double J (radio)

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Double J[edit]

Dig Music (2002-2014)[edit]

"Dig Music" radio service that began in November 2002, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[1] It emerged from formats developed by Bill Gates and Phil Cullen at ABC Coast FM, which broadcast an Adult Alternative music format and was for many years ABC Radio's only continuous stream. As of 2009, ABC Radio had launched the three new music services on digital radio stations (Dig Jazz & Dig Country).[2]

Some ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National and Triple J music programs, are also broadcast on ABC Dig Music.

On 24 October 2013, the station has been under Triple J management. On 15 November 2013, ABC Dig Music launched their fan survey to help design the station for the future.[3]

Double J (2014 – present)[edit]

At 12:00pm on 30 April 2014,[4] Dig Music officially relaunched as Double J, with former Triple J announcer Myf Warhurst hosting "Lunch with Myf". The launch was also broadcast live on Triple J, replacing "Lunch with Lewi" for that day.[5]

Double J is aimed at over-30s, including an audience perhaps graduated from the ABC Youth & sister radio station, Triple J. It plays multiple genres of music, emphasizing on genres and artists that get little airtime on commercial radio in Australia, including pop, rock, blues, country, soul, jazz and world music. Currently it is mostly automated, but has a few regular live programs.

It is not broadcast on AM or FM, but is available through digital radio, the dig radio services are cable radio stations in the genre sense is offered via:

Current Programs[edit]


  • 11:00-14:00 "Lunch with Myf" (Presenter: Myf Warhurst) [6]
  • 14:00-15:00 "The Spot" (Presenter: Guest Hosts) [7]
  • 20:00-22:00 "Tower of Song" (Presenter: Henry Wagons) [8]



  • 11:00-14:00 "Lunch with Myf" (Presenter: Myf Warhurst)[6]
  • 20:00-22:00 "The Beat Eclectic" (Presenter: Karen Leng) [10]
  • 22:00-24:00 "Artist in Residence (Encore)" (Presenter: Guest Hosts) [11]


  • 11:00-14:00 "Lunch with Myf" (Presenter: Myf Warhurst)[6]
  • 20:00-22:00 "The J Files" (Presenter: Guest Hosts) [12]




  • 15:00-17:00 "Artist in Residence" (Presenter: Guest Hosts) [11]
  • 21:00-23:00 "The J Files" (Encore) (Presenter: Guest Hosts) [12]

Beat The Drum Again: 40 years of Triple J[edit]

"For one day only we brought some of the most well-known and loved announcers from Double Jay and triple j's past back to Double J for Beat The Drum Again, celebrating 40 years since the first broadcast of the original Double Jay.".[15]

Programs: Monday 19 January 2015

  • 16:00-18:00 "Adam & Wil – Beat The Drum Again" [23]

ABC Jazz[edit]

(Formally: Dig Jazz) ABC Jazz broadcasts a variety of different jazz styles including bebop, acid jazz, cool jazz and contemporary styles of Jazz. As with other ABC DiG radio stations it does not have full-time announcers, however jazz news and the ABC Jazz feature album of the week are announced throughout the day. There are also several programs that are played daily as well as repeats throughout the week, these are:

  • Jazztrack (with Mal Stanley)
  • Jazz Up Late (with Gerry Koster)
  • Thursday Night Live
  • Talking Jazz
  • Jessica Nicholas also presents her own program

Some of these programs, such as Jazztrack and Jazz Up Late are also broadcast on ABC Classic FM.

ABC Jazz can be heard by a number of ways including:

ABC Country[edit]

(Formally: Dig Country) ABC Country broadcasts country and western music. Saturday Night Country is also broadcast on ABC Local radio. It offers reception via:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leung, Cecilia (20 November 2002). "DiG radio". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  2. ^ "Three digital stars are born". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  3. ^ radioinfo. "Help build the ABC Dig Music station by telling us a bit more about you and what you want". 
  4. ^ radioinfo. "Double J announces full program line up and presenters". 
  5. ^ Vincent, Peter. "Triple J is Digging a Digital Revolution". 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Lunch With Myf". 19 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Spot". 19 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tower Of Song". 31 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Something More". 19 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Beat Eclectic". 19 January 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Artist in Residence". 31 March 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "The J Files". 19 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Saturdays With Caz". 19 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sky High". 19 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Beat The Drum Again". Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Breakfast with Helen & Mikey". 19 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "The Morning Show with Angela Catterns". 19 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "The First Hour of Double Jay (1975)". 19 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Chris Winter – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Gayle Austin – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Roy & HG - This Sporting Life". 19 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Yesterday Yesterday with Chris & Craig". 19 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Adam & Wil – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "Scott Dooley - Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "The World Music Show with Jaslyn Hall". 19 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Oils On The Water – Midnight Oil Live (1985)". 19 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Tim Ritchie – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "What’s Rangoon To You, Is Grafton To Me (doco) Again". 20 January 2015. 

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