Today Network

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Today Network
Type Broadcast radio
Country Australia
Availability Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney
Owner Southern Cross Austereo
Launch date
1980 (1980)
Official website
www.todaynetwork.com.au

The Today Network is a network of contemporary hit radio stations run by Southern Cross Austereo in Australia.

Affiliates[edit]

Name City State Frequency
2Day FM Sydney New South Wales 104.1 MHz
Fox FM Melbourne Victoria 101.9 MHz
B105 Brisbane Queensland 105.3 MHz
SAFM Adelaide South Australia 107.1 MHz
92.9 Perth Western Australia 92.9 MHz
NXFM Newcastle New South Wales 106.9 MHz
101.3 Sea FM Central Coast New South Wales 101.3 MHz
StarFM Dubbo New South Wales 93.5 MHz
104.7 Canberra Australian Capital Territory 104.7 MHz
Sea 90.9 Gold Coast Queensland 90.9 MHz
Sea FM Sunshine Coast Queensland 91.9 MHz
Sea 100.9 Hobart Tasmania 100.9 MHz

History[edit]

The Today Network started when the Austereo Radio Network secured the first commercial FM licence in Adelaide in 1980. Austereo launched a station called Double SA FM, which has since changed to SAFM. Austereo bought Fox FM Melbourne in 1986, bought and converted 4BK in Brisbane to B105 in 1988 and bought 2Day FM in Sydney in 1989. The network also grew through joint-ventures in Canberra with 104.7 and NXFM Newcastle (now fully owned). Austereo expanded into Perth in 1998 when it purchased PMFM (now 92.9), although it wasn't until 2005 that the station exclusively joined the Today Network, after also being affiliated with sister station Triple M for many years and taking programming from both networks.

The network was previously known as "Today's Austereo Network", however the name was recently shortened to the current title.

After Austereo was purchased by Southern Cross Media, it began incorporating its regional CHR network into the Today Network. Currently, only some of its Sea FM stations, including those in Hobart and the Gold Coast, use similar branding to the other metropolitan stations.

Network Shows[edit]

1. Produced by MCM Media

Digital Radio[edit]

The Today Network simulcasts each station in the network on Digital Radio in their local markets.

Choose The Hits was a station only broadcast on Digital Radio and ran between 1 February 2010 and 24 May 2010. [1]

The Today Network launched Caravan Radio on 24 May 2010. It is a "pop up" Digital Radio station that plays the best bits from Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage journeys while they toured the United Kingdom on their fourth Caravan of Courage.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austereo finds new digital partner - themusic.com.au 26 January 2010
  2. ^ Hamish & Andy get their own station with Caravan of Courage Radio - mUmBRELLA, 24 May 2010

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