Nova 96.9

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Nova 96.9
Nova 96.9 logo.svg
Broadcast areaSydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong
SloganThe Greatest Hits Workday/Weekend
First air date1 April 2001 (2001-04-01)[1]
FormatAdult Contemporary
ERP150 kW
Transmitter coordinates33°43′43″S 151°11′1″E / 33.72861°S 151.18361°E / -33.72861; 151.18361[2]
Call sign meaning2-New South Wales SYD-Sydney
OwnerNOVA Entertainment
(Nova 96.9 Pty Ltd[3])
Sister stationssmoothfm 95.3
Nova 969 studios at Pyrmont

Nova 96.9 (call sign: 2SYD) is a commercial radio station operating in Sydney, Australia.

The station is owned by NOVA Entertainment along with sister station, smoothfm 95.3


In 2014 Nova had a 4% share of the Sydney audience on average, which is en par with rival ABC FM. Kate, Tim & Marty was the highest rated Nova show receiving 2.9% of Sydney's Drive time audience. Smallzy's Surgery receives a 0.5% share for the nighttime slot and Fitzy & Wippa received an 0.9% of Sydney's Breakfast audience.[4]

In November 2014, Nova held a 0.7% for breakfast and 2.6% share for drive time.[5]


One of the driving forces behind the creation of Nova was the growing demographic of youth who were embracing the commercialised anti-pop movement fronted by such artists as Daft Punk and Spiderbait, but for whom Triple J, operated by the publicly funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation, had no commercial incentives to offer. Initially the music selection on Nova 96.9 was very similar to that of Triple J, and a number of the station presenters, most notably former breakfast hosts Merrick and Rosso, which were also former Triple J staff. However, while Triple J has retained its alternative style, Nova has drifted towards a more commercial format. Meanwhile, other stations have adopted Nova's more varied programming style, to the point where Nova is now hard to tell apart from other commercial FM stations.[citation needed]

Along with its sister stations Nova 100 Melbourne, Nova 106.9 Brisbane, Nova 91.9 Adelaide and Nova 93.7 Perth, Nova claims to be Australia's leading brand in the Women of the 45-54 Age demographic.

Since 2011 Nova 96.9 have been sponsoring A-League club Sydney FC.[6]



  • Matt & Sarah 5:00am-6:00am[7]
  • Fitzy & Wippa 6:00am–9:00am
  • Dan Cassin 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Smallzy 12:00pm–3:00pm
  • Kate, Tim and Marty 4:00pm–6:00pm
  • Fitzy & Wippa (Best of) 6:00pm–7:00pm
  • Smallzy's Surgery 7:00pm-10.00pm
  • Nikolina Koevska 10:00pm-1.00am


  • Apple Music Fresh 40 with DC - Saturday from 7pm
  • Matt, Sarah & Matty J - Sunday Breakfast (6:00am-9:00am)
  • Confidential on Nova with JMo & Sarah - Sunday 9:00pm-10:00pm


  • Matt de Groot (Breakfast)
  • Michelle Stephenson (National Drive/National News Manager)
  • Katie Hill (weekends)


  1. ^ Williamson, Brooke (2 April 2001). "Radio star is born - Station mixes it with the best". The Daily Telegraph. p. 7.
  2. ^ The Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations Book. Australian Communications and Media Authority. October 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  3. ^ LIC022 - Commercial Radio Broadcasting Licences (PDF), Australian Communications and Media Authority, 31 August 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2008
  4. ^
  5. ^ Lallo, Michael (9 November 2014). "'Also Ran Network' seals victory with a Kiis". The Sun-Herald. Sydney, Australia.
  6. ^ "Official Sponsors". Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Paul Jackson talks Nova lineup 'tweaks' in Sydney and Melbourne". Radio Today. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.

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