Hot FM (Australian radio network)

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Hot FM
HotFM Network Logo.png
Broadcast area Australia Queensland, Western Australia, Australia
Slogan Your Hit Music Station
Frequency Various
Format Mainstream CHR (pop, rock, rap)
Owner Southern Cross Austereo
Website www.theradio.com.au

Hot FM is an Australian radio network, consisting of stations in north and central Queensland and Western Australia.

The brand was created by DMG Radio Australia, before they sold their regional stations to Macquarie Regional RadioWorks (now Southern Cross Austereo) in 2004.

Hot 91.1 (Sunshine Coast) is not owned by Southern Cross Austereo; DMG sold it in early 2005 to A Investments. In 2007, A Investments later sold Hot 91.1 to Prime Television. Southern Cross Austereo and Prime have arrangements with DMG for the use of the Hot FM brand. In August 2013 Grant Broadcasters acquired the station and Prime Media's other nine radio stations in Queensland.

There is also an unrelated Hot FM in Mildura, Victoria.

Programming[edit]

The two networks (Queensland and Western Australia) are programmed independently of each other, but share the same format (contemporary hits, with a focus on Top 40 and rock music), with slight variations on the playlists, and common network programming from the east coast.

Each station in the Queensland network have their own local breakfast program, then from 9am weekdays most stations in the Queensland network take syndicated programming from the Gold Coast Media Centre whilst Hot FM Townsville has local programming until 3pm. The West Australian network have the same programmes across all its stations. Both networks take programming from metropolitan affiliates 2Day FM and Fox FM after 4pm weekdays. Advertising is local in each market.

Former Announcers of the Hot FM network[edit]

  • Belinda Green (WA)
  • Troy Hynam (WA)
  • Suzanne McGill (WA)
  • Carmela Contarino (WA)
  • James O'Brien (WA)
  • Jerimiah Busniak (WA)
  • John Sertori (WA)
  • Noel Brunning (WA)
  • Kent Roberts (WA)
  • Kathy Bauer (WA)
  • Dan Jones (QLD)
  • Perry Lazaris (QLD)
  • Jess Eva (QLD)

Hot FM Stations[edit]

Queensland[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

References[edit]

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