Double J (radio)

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Double J (previously Dig Music) is a digital 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.[2]

Double J plays music from the genres of pop, rock, blues, country, soul, jazz and world music, aimed at over-30s (including an audience perhaps graduated from the ABC's youth radio station, Triple J). It is mostly automated, but has a few regular live programs, such as the weekday 11am-3pm slot, hosted by former Triple J announcer Myf Warhurst. 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.

Since 24 October 2013, the station has been under Triple J management.

On 30 April 2014[3] , Dig Music relaunched as Double J.[4]

Double J[edit]

Double J broadcasts a range of alternative music, aimed at over 25's. Unlike ABC Jazz and ABC Country, it plays multiple genres of music, emphasising genres and artists that get little airtime on commercial radio. Some ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National and Triple J music programs are also broadcast on ABC Dig Music. Reception is offered via:

ABC Jazz[edit]

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]

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 (November 20, 2002). "DiG radio". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  2. ^ "Three digital stars are born". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  3. ^ radioinfo. "Double J announces full program line up and presenters". 
  4. ^ Vincent, Peter. "Triple J is Digging a Digital Revolution". 

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