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|City of license||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|Broadcast area||Canberra RA1 ()|
|Slogan||Canberra's Widest Variety of Music|
|Frequency||106.3 MHz FM|
|Repeaters||107.1 MHz Tuggeranong|
|First air date||27 February 1988|
|Callsign meaning||1 = Australian Capital Territory
|Former callsigns||2KIX (1988-1994)|
|Owner||Southern Cross Austereo (50%)
Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd (50%)
(Canberra FM Radio Pty Ltd)
Mix 106.3 plays current hits and a variety of 70s, 80s and 90s music (Hot Adult Contemporary), primarily targeted at the 25-54 age group, the group most valued by advertisers. Canberra's Mix 106.3 is part of the KIIS Network with sister stations in other major Australian cities - KIIS 106.5 Sydney, KIIS 101.1 Melbourne, 97.3 FM Brisbane, and Mix 102.3 Adelaide.
On the 27 February 1988, Kix 106, as it was then known, and sister station FM104 (now 104.7) became Australia's first supplementary FM licences, as well as being the first new commercial FM radio stations licenced in Australia since 1980. Kix 106 was a supplementary licence of Canberra AM station 2CC, and FM104 a supplementary licence of AM station 2CA.
In the mid-1990s, due to the AM stations dwindling audience and the increasing popularity of the music based FM stations, ARN - owner of Mix 106.3 & 2CC, and Austereo - owner of 104.7 & 2CA, merged to form a joint venture ownership of both FM stations - Canberra FM Pty Ltd. The AM stations were sold off, and are currently operated by a joint-venture between Capital Radio Network and Grant Broadcasters.
Both Mix 106.3 and 104.7 broadcast out of the original 2CC studio complex in Bellenden Street, Crace.
- Website: http://www.mix106.com.au
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