Australian Radio Network

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Australian Radio Network
Industry Broadcasting
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Number of locations
6 markets
Area served
Australia
Services Radio:
KIIS Network
Pure Gold Network
The Edge
Digital media:
iHeartRadio
Owner APN News & Media
Parent APN News & Media
Website Official

The Australian Radio Network is a group of commercial radio stations around Australia. It includes the Pure Gold, KIIS Network, The Edge and iHeartRadio brands.

The company operates the ARN News service in Australia, which utilises international correspondents and source news stories from AAP in Australia, CNN from the United States and Sky News and IRN from the United Kingdom. ARN has newsrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Originally ARN was a joint venture of Australian media conglomerate APN News & Media and United States radio company iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Communications). On February 19, 2014, it was reported that APN News & Media had agreed to purchase Clear Channel's 50% stake in the Australian Radio Network.[1] As a result, the Australian Radio Network is now fully owned by APN. The company continues to operate the Australian version of iHeartRadio.[2]

Until 2014, ARN also included New Zealand radio networks Newstalk ZB, Classic Hits FM, ZM, Radio Sport, Radio Hauraki, Easy Mix, Flava and Coast. These are now part of the New Zealand Media and Entertainment, another branch of APN News & Media.

Assets[edit]

KIIS 106.5, The Edge 96.ONE and 101.7 WSFM studios in North Ryde

The Australian Radio Network operates twelve radio stations, targeting the 25-to-54 year old demographic. These stations include

KIIS FM[edit]

Main article: KIIS Network
Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
2WFM 106.5 MHz FM KIIS 106.5 Sydney, New South Wales Adult top 40 Formerly 2UW and Mix 106.5
3TTT 101.1 MHz FM KIIS 101.1 Melbourne, Victoria Adult top 40 Formerly 3DB, 3TT, TTFM and Mix 101.1
4BFM 097.3 MHz FM 97.3FM Brisbane, Queensland Adult contemporary Joint venture with NOVA Entertainment
5ADD 102.3 MHz FM
096.7 MHz FM
Mix 102.3 Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Adult contemporary Formerly 5DN, Radio 102FM and 5AD FM
6NOW 096.1 MHz FM 96FM Perth, Western Australia Active rock Formerly Triple M

Pure Gold[edit]

Main article: Pure Gold Network
Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
2UUS 101.7 MHz FM
088.3 MHz FM
099.1 MHz FM
101.7 WSFM Sydney, New South Wales
Camden, New South Wales
Richmond, New South Wales
Classic hits Formerly 2WS
3KKZ 104.3 MHz FM Gold 104.3 Melbourne, Victoria Classic hits Formerly 3KZ and KZFM
4KQ 0693 kHz AM 4KQ Brisbane, Queensland Classic hits
Oldies
5DN 1323 kHz AM Cruise 1323 Adelaide, South Australia Classic hits
Oldies
Formerly 5AD, Radio 1323 and SEN 1323

Other stations[edit]

Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
1CBR 106.3 MHz FM
107.1 MHz FM
Mix 106.3 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Tuggeranong, Australian Capital Territory
Adult contemporary Joint venture with Southern Cross Austereo
Formerly Kix 106
2ONE 096.1 MHz FM The Edge 96.ONE Katoomba, New South Wales Rhythmic top 40
Urban contemporary
Formerly 2KA and OneFM
2ROC 104.7 MHz FM
100.7 MHz FM
Hit104.7 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Tuggeranong, Australian Capital Territory
Contemporary hit radio Joint venture with Southern Cross Austereo
6PER 93.7 MHz FM Nova 93.7 Perth, Western Australia Top 40 (CHR) Joint venture with NOVA Entertainment

Digital radio[edit]

The Australian Radio Network broadcasts a number of digital only radio stations, in addition to simulcasts of existing AM and FM stations.[3]

Branding Frequency Location Format Notes
Chemist Warehouse Remix DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Adult contemporary
Pure Gold '80s DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
1980's music Formerly Mix 80's
Pure Gold '90s DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
1990's music Formerly Mix 90's
The Edge Digital DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Rhythmic top 40
Urban contemporary

Former stations[edit]

Branding Frequency Location Format Notes
4BH 882 kHz AM Brisbane, Queensland Easy listening Sold to NOVA Entertainment in 2002[4]
PureCountry Online streaming Worldwide, based in Sydney Country music Closed in 2009
KseraRadio.com Online streaming Worldwide, based in Sydney Rhythmic top 40
Urban contemporary
Closed
Classic Hits Live DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Classic hits Replaced by Pure Gold '80s in 2010
Classic Hits Plus DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Classic hits Replaced by Pure Gold '90s in 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "APN confirms ARN & TRN buyout". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  2. ^ "iHeartRadio - ARN - Australian Radio Network". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  3. ^ ARN Digital-radio
  4. ^ Marriner, Cosima (25 January 2002). "FM partner buys 4BH from ARN". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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