Double J (radio station)

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Double J
Broadcast areaAustralia: DAB (where available) & Online Worldwide: Internet Radio
SloganMusic from your past, present and future
OwnerAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stationsTriple J, Triple J Unearthed
WebcastLive stream

Double J is a digital radio station, available on mobile devices, DAB+ digital radio, digital TV and online. Double J is aimed at over-30s alternative music listeners. It is owned and operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


Dig Music (2002-2014)[edit]

"Dig Music" radio service that began in November 2002, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[1] It emerged from formats developed by Bill Gates and Phil Cullen at ABC Coast FM, which broadcast an Adult Alternative music format and was for many years ABC Radio's only continuous stream. As of 2009, ABC Radio had launched the three new music services on digital radio stations (Dig Jazz & Dig Country).[2]

Some ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National and Triple J music programs, are also broadcast on ABC Dig Music.

On 24 October 2013, the station came under Triple J management.[3]

Double J (2014 – present)[edit]

On 28 April 2014, Dig Music signed off, and began stunting with a loop of "Express Yourself" by N.W.A. (an homage to a May 1990 industrial action by Triple J relating to another song by the same group), as well as covers of the song by Darren Hanlon and The Audreys.[4][5][6]

At Noon on 30 April 2014,[7] Dig Music officially relaunched as Double J, with former Triple J announcer Myf Warhurst hosting "Lunch with Myf". The launch was also broadcast live on Triple J, replacing "Lunch with Lewi" for that day.[8]

Double J is aimed at over-30s, including an audience perhaps graduated from the ABC Youth & sister radio station, Triple J. It plays multiple genres of music, emphasizing genres and artists that get little airtime on commercial radio in Australia, including pop, rock, blues, country, soul, jazz and world music. Currently it is mostly automated,[9] but has a few regular live programs.


It is not broadcast on AM or FM, but is available through digital radio and on the following platforms:


J Files[edit]

Beat The Drum Again: 40 years of Triple J[edit]

"For one day only we brought some of the most well-known and loved announcers from Double Jay and triple j's past back to Double J for Beat The Drum Again, celebrating 40 years since the first broadcast of the original Double Jay.".[10]

Programs: Monday 19 January 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leung, Cecilia (20 November 2002). "DiG radio". Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. ^ "Three digital stars are born". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Introducing DIG Music - now powered by triple j". Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  4. ^ Vincent, Peter (2014-04-28). "Double J pays homage to past with Express Yourself stunt". The Age. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  5. ^ Casimir, Paul Chamberlin and Jon (2015-09-02). "Express yourself: The day Triple J played the same N.W.A. song 82 times in a row". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  6. ^ "Express Yourself: Why Is Dig Music Playing The Same Song Over And Over? - Double J".
  7. ^ radioinfo (30 April 2014). "Double J announces full program line up and presenters". Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  8. ^ Vincent, Peter (24 October 2017). "Triple J is Digging a Digital Revolution". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Man v machine: who controls your music streaming service?". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Beat The Drum Again". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Breakfast with Helen & Mikey". 19 January 2015.
  12. ^ "The Morning Show with Angela Catterns". 19 January 2015.
  13. ^ "The First Hour of Double Jay (1975)". 19 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Chris Winter – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Gayle Austin – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Roy & HG - This Sporting Life". 19 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Yesterday Yesterday with Chris & Craig". 19 January 2015.
  18. ^ "Adam & Wil – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Scott Dooley - Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015.
  20. ^ "The World Music Show with Jaslyn Hall". 19 January 2015.
  21. ^ "Oils On The Water – Midnight Oil Live (1985)". 19 January 2015.
  22. ^ "Tim Ritchie – Beat The Drum Again". 19 January 2015.
  23. ^ "What's Rangoon To You, Is Grafton To Me (doco) Again". 20 January 2015.

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