4KQ

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4KQ 683
4KQ-brand.svg
City Brisbane, Queensland
Broadcast area Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast
Slogan Good Times and Great Classic Hits
Frequency 693 kHz AM (also on DAB+)
First air date May 7, 1947 (1947-05-07)[1]
Format Classic hits
Language(s) English
Power 10,000 watts day/5,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates 27°22′47″S 153°14′6″E / 27.37972°S 153.23500°E / -27.37972; 153.23500
Former frequencies 690 kHz (1948-1978)
650 kHz (1947-1948)
Affiliations Pure Gold Network
Owner Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd
(ARN Communications Pty Ltd)
Webcast [1]
Website 4kq.com.au

4KQ is a commercial radio station in Brisbane, Australia owned by the Australian Radio Network.

History[edit]

Planning for the station began after a licence with the callsign 4KQ was granted in August 1946.[2] It began broadcasting on 7 May 1947 on 650 kHz under the ownership of the Australian Labor Party.[3] The station was involved in number of controversies relating to this ownership.[4][5][6]

On 1 September 1948, the station changed to 690 kHz.[7] Originally operating at 1000W at launch, aprroval was given to upgrade to 2000W in April 1954.[8]

Later the station moved to 693 kHz in 1978. 4KQ broadcasts from its studios in the Brisbane suburb of Stones Corner, along with its sister station 97.3 FM. It presents a classic hits format of music from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, with some 1990s, aimed at listeners 40–54 years of age.

Programming[edit]

4KQ's main programming component is their Classic Hits music format. News Bulletins are also aired hourly weekdays, with an increased half-hourly frequency during the Breakfast programme. Traffic reports are also aired hourly, with an increased 15-minute frequency during the weekday Breakfast programme, and 20-minute frequency during the weekday Drive programme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4KQ Goes On The Air". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1947-05-08. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Labour Radio Will Be 4KQ". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1946-08-16. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Labor's 4KQ "On The Air"". Worker. Brisbane. 1947-05-12. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Premier Warned On Cash To 4KQ". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1947-10-22. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  5. ^ "Promise to check 4KQ advertising". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1949-03-16. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Liberals protest 4KQ cut speech by Hiley". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1949-10-15. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Radio change costly (You'll need new dial)". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1948-08-25. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  8. ^ "More Watts To Radio Stations". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1954-04-23. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 

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