Hot FM (Australian radio network)

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Hot FM
HotFM Network Logo.png
Broadcast area Queensland, Western Australia, Australia
Slogan Hits & Old Skool
Frequency Various
Format Mainstream CHR (pop, rock, rap)
Owner Southern Cross Austereo

Hot FM was an Australian radio network, consisting of stations in north and central Queensland and Western Australia.

The brand was created by Trans Media for their Townsville/Mackay/Cairns FM stations before being sold to Broadcasters Australia Limited (Rural Press Limited) and expanded throughout Queensland and Western Australia before being sold to DMG Radio Australia, before they sold their regional stations to Macquarie Regional RadioWorks (now Southern Cross Austereo) in 2004.

Hot 91.1 (Sunshine Coast) is not owned by Southern Cross Austereo; DMG sold it in early 2005 to A Investments. In 2007, A Investments later sold Hot 91.1 to Prime Television. Southern Cross Austereo and Prime have arrangements with DMG for the use of the Hot FM brand. In August 2013 Grant Broadcasters acquired the station and Prime Media's other nine radio stations in Queensland.

There is also an unrelated Hot FM in Mildura, Victoria.

On 15 December 2016, all stations that are a part of the Hit Network were rebranded as Hit, meaning that the Hot FM and Star FM brands ceased to exist.[1][2]


The two networks (Queensland and Western Australia) share the same music (contemporary hits, with a focus on Top 40 and rock music). Most stations in the Queensland arm of the network have their own local breakfast program, while Western Australia has one breakfast show (based in Bunbury) for the whole HotFMWA network.



Western Australia[edit]


  1. ^ Battersby, Lucy (26 September 2016). "60 regional radio stations to become Triple M or Hit Network". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. ^ "Top-rating Star FM to take a Hit". Shepparton News. 27 September 2016.

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