Radar (radio)

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Radar Radio
Radar Radio.jpeg
City of license Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth
Broadcast area Australia and Online
Branding Radar Radio
Slogan Get On It
Frequency DAB+
First air date 4 May 2009
Format New Music
Owner Southern Cross Austereo
Website Radar Radio Website

Radar Radio (also referred to as Radar Music, colloquially called Radar) was an Australian Digital Radio station. It was run by Southern Cross Austereo from its launch date on 11 December 2008 to the closure of the station Monday 25 November 2013.[1] The Radar Radio website was also taken down on the same day as the station closure.

History[edit]

Radar started broadcasting online before Digital Radio launched in Australia on 11 December 2008. The station only played unsigned bands and there were no announcers on air.[2]

In 2009, the station commenced broadcasting on Digital Radio as soon as it was rolled out in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.[3]

In late 2009, the station changed its format from unsigned music to new music. While unsigned bands were still played, they only appeared every fourth song. At the same time, Reegan McLaughlin was employed as an announcer and appeared frequently on air.

In November 2013, the station was replaced with TripleM Classic Rock.

Availability[edit]

The station was heard on DAB+ radios in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.[4]

The station also streamed online at the Radar Radio website and on the Radar Radio iPad app.[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First digital radio station finally on the “radar” - iTWire, 12 December 2008
  2. ^ Austereo launches Radar Radio showcasing unsigned artists! - Access All Areas, 12 December 2008
  3. ^ Austereo launches digital Radar Radio - Digital Media, 12 December 2008
  4. ^ Radar Radio Website - Radar Radio
  5. ^ Oooh! It’s The New Radar Radio iPad App - Radar Radio

Coordinates: 27°28′00.58″S 153°00′57.22″E / 27.4668278°S 153.0158944°E / -27.4668278; 153.0158944