Today's Hit Network

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Today's Hit Network
Type Broadcast radio
Country Australia
Availability Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney and across Regional Australia
Slogan "(City name)'s Hit Music Station"
Owner Southern Cross Austereo
Launch date
1980 (1980)
Official website
www.hit.com.au

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

History[edit]

Today's Hit 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 HIT 107. 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 known as HIT 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" and the "Today Network".

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

In December 2014, Southern Cross Austereo announced that the network would be rebranded as "Today's Hit Network". [1] The rebrand took place on Wednesday 14th January 2015.

Stations[edit]

Logo Name City State Frequency
2Day Logo.jpg
2Day FM Sydney New South Wales 104.1 MHz
Fox Logo.jpg
Fox FM Melbourne Victoria 101.9 MHz
B105 Logo.jpg
B105 Brisbane Queensland 105.3 MHz
HIT 107 Logo.jpg
HIT 107 Adelaide South Australia 107.1 MHz
HIT 929 Logo.jpg
HIT 929 Perth Western Australia 92.9 MHz
NXFM logo.png
NXFM Newcastle New South Wales 106.9 MHz
104.7 (Canberra) logo.svg
104.7 Canberra Australian Capital Territory 104.7 MHz
Sea-FM.png
Sea FM Various Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania Various
Star FM.png
Star FM Various New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia Various
HotFM Network Logo.png
Hot FM Various Queensland and Western Australia Various

Network Shows[edit]

  • Hamish & Andy - Weekdays, 4pm - 6pm (from July 2015)
  • Jules Lund - Weekdays, 6pm - 7pm
  • Shazam Top 20 - Weeknights, 7pm - 10pm
  • Weekend Breakfast1 - Weekends, 7am - 9am
  • Take 40 Australia1 - Saturday, 2pm - 6pm
  • The Drop with Marty Smiley & Michael Beveridge1 - Friday, 10pm - 1am & Saturday, 6pm - 12am
  • Planet Vevo with Dan & Maz1 - Sunday, 2pm - 5pm
  • Scoopla - Sunday, 6pm - 6:30pm

1. Produced by Authentic Entertainment

Digital Radio[edit]

Today's Hit Network simulcasts each metro 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. [2]

Today's Hit 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.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.radiotoday.com.au/news/whats-new/6009-today-network-rebrands.html
  2. ^ Austereo finds new digital partner - themusic.com.au 26 January 2010
  3. ^ Hamish & Andy get their own station with Caravan of Courage Radio - mUmBRELLA, 24 May 2010

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