Zinc 101.9

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Star 101.9 (Formally Zinc 101.9)
City Mackay, Queensland
Broadcast area Mackay
Branding Star 101.9
Slogan Home of Rob Kidd and Mackay's Real Music Variety
Frequency 101.9 kHz
Repeater(s) 90.7 kHz Airlie Beach
91.7 kHz Glenden
92.3 kHz Nebo
First air date 1999 (1999)
Format Hot AC
Transmitter coordinates Coordinates: 21°08′35″S 149°11′13″E / 21.14309°S 149.186847°E / -21.14309; 149.186847
Callsign meaning As per former 4MK-FM branding
Owner Grant Broadcasters
(Radio Mackay Pty Ltd)
Sister stations 4MK
Website star1019.com.au

Star 101.9 (callsign: 4MMK) is a commercial radio station in Mackay, Queensland. Owned and operated by Grant Broadcasters, the station was previously owned by Prime Media Group, until Prime's radio assets were sold to Grant Broadcasters in 2013.


Star 101.9 FM was launched in 1999 as 4MK-FM, with an adult contemporary format. The new FM station took on the 4MK brand that had originally been associated with the AM station on 1026 AM.

When 4MK-FM was launched, the station on 1026 AM changed its name from 4MK to Easymix 1026 and was re-launched with an easy listening.

In 2005, 4MK-FM and Easymix were purchased from owners Macquarie Regional RadioWorks by Prime Media Group.

In late 2008, Prime Media Group launched the classic rock-formatted Zinc in Cairns, Gladstone and Townsville.

In March 2009, Prime Media Group announced that the Zinc brand would launch in Mackay as Zinc 101.9 with the 4MK brand moving back to its original place at 1026 AM, replacing Easymix 1026.[1] Zinc 101.9's local programming consists of a local weekday breakfast show and a Saturday morning show, with all other programmes broadcast from Zinc 96 on the Sunshine Coast.

In 2012, Zinc 101.9 relocated from premises at 85 Sydney Street to its current home of 37 Sydney Street. In 2013, the station was sold, along with sister 4MK and Prime Media Group's other radio stations, to Grant Broadcasters.

In 2016, Zinc 101.9 was re-branded again to Star 101.9.

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  1. ^ Jacques, Owen (24 March 2009). "4MK heads back to the AM dial". Daily Mercury. APN Regional News Network. Retrieved 9 June 2014.