Mix 106.3

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1CBR
Mix 106.3 logo.jpg
City of license Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Broadcast area Canberra RA1 ([1])
Slogan Canberra's Widest Variety of Music
Frequency 106.3 MHz FM
Repeaters 107.1 MHz Tuggeranong
First air date 27 February 1988 (1988-02-27)[1]
Format Adult Contemporary
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
Callsign meaning 1 = Australian Capital Territory
CanBerRa
Former callsigns 2KIX (1988-1994)
Affiliations Mix Network
Owner Southern Cross Austereo (50%)
Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd (50%)
(Canberra FM Radio Pty Ltd)
Sister stations 2ROC
Webcast Official webcast
Website Official website

MIX 106.3 (official callsign 1CBR) is a commercial radio station in Canberra, Australia and is owned by the Australian Radio Network (ARN) and Southern Cross Austereo.

Mix 106.3 plays current hits and a variety of 70s, 80s and 90s music (Hot Adult Contemporary), primarily targeted at the 25-54 age group, the group most valued by advertisers. Canberra's Mix 106.3 is part of the Mix Network with sister stations in other major Australian cities - Mix 101.1 Melbourne, 97.3 FM Brisbane, and Mix 102.3 Adelaide.

History[edit]

On the 27 February 1988, Mix 106.3, then known as Kix 106, together with FM104 (now known as simply 104.7), went to air as Australia's first supplementary FM licences (also the first commercial FM licences in Australia since 1980).

Kix 106 was a supplementary licence of Canberra AM station 2CC, and FM104 a supplementary licence of AM station 2CA.

In the mid-1990s, due to the AM stations dwindling audience and the increasing popularity of the music based FM stations, ARN - owner of Mix 106.3 & 2CC, and Austereo - owner of 104.7 & 2CA, 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.

Studios[edit]

Both Mix 106.3 and 104.7 broadcast out of the original 2CC studio complex in Bellenden Street, Gungahlin.

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