RadioWest

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RadioWest
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Broadcast area Western Australia
Slogan The Local You Know
Frequency Various
First air date Early 90s
Format Adult Contemporary
Owner Southern Cross Austereo
Website http://www.radiowest.com.au

RadioWest was a group of 11 AM stations across the Southern half of Western Australia playing 'Real Music Variety', and targeting the 35+ audience. On 15 December 2016, the network renamed itself to Triple M as part of a nationwide move by parent company SCA to bring all its radio brands into line. It is currently owned by Southern Cross Austereo. Formed in the early 1990s, It was once previously owned by DMG Radio. Most programming is local to each market with some network input from the RadioWest Network studios in Bunbury, Gold Coast or Albury.

6TZ Bunbury, 6NA Narrogin and 6CI Collie (Now 6TZ/T 1134) formed the radio division of the Golden West Network until 1988.

Stations[edit]

  • 6TZ 963 kHz, 2 kW Bunbury commenced 1939
  • 6CI 1134 kHz, 2 kW Collie commenced 1947
  • 6TZ 756 kHz, 2 kW Busselton commenced 1995
  • 6BY 900 kHz, 2 kW Bridgetown commenced 1953
  • 6VA 783 kHz, 2 kW Albany commenced 1956
  • 6WB 1071 kHz, 2 kW Katanning commenced 1936
  • 6NA 918 kHz, 2 kW Narrogin commenced 1951
  • 6AM 864 kHz, 2 kW Northam commenced 1934
  • 6MD 1098 kHz, 2 kW Merredin commenced 1941
  • 6KG 981 kHz, 2 kW Kalgoorlie commenced 1931
  • 6SE 747 kHz, 5 kW Esperance commenced 1982

Programming[edit]

Weekday lineup

  • 5.30-9am – Wake Up
  • 9-11am – Rural Focus (Except Bunbury and Kalgoorlie)
  • 9-10am – Goldfields Today (Kalgoorlie Only)
  • 9am-10am – Workdays with Carmela Contarino (Bunbury only)
  • 11am-1pm – Workdays with Carmela Contarino (All stations)
  • 2-4pm – Workdays with Dan Leach (All stations)
  • 4-7pm – Drive Home with Cliff Reeve (All Stations)
  • 7-9pm – Merrick and Australia (From Triple M Network)
  • 9-11pm – Classic Hits
  • 11pm – 2am – Talking back the night with Christian Argenti

Saturday lineup

  • 7-8am – Best Things to Do
  • 8-10am – Dead Set Legends
  • 10am-9pm – Triple M AFL Coverage
  • 9pm- PartyMix

Sunday lineup

  • 8-10am – My Generation
  • 10am-4pm – Triple M AFL Coverage
  • 4-8pm – The Barbie
  • 8pm-12am – Talking Back The Night with Christian Argenti

Competitors[edit]

Whilst Radiowest was the incumbent broadcaster along with sister station Hot FM (now Hit FM) in most smaller towns, Radiowest also had some competitors in larger centres playing a similar music format. This is seen as attractive to clients wanting advertise on both competing stations, usually with the same commercial being produced by one of the stations to avoid duplication.

Final Line-up of RADIOWEST Announcers[edit]

  • Ian Blackley - Breakfast South West.
  • Cliff Reeve (6TZ, 6CI & 6BY: South West) – Wake Up
  • Suze McGill – Workdays
  • Carmela Contarino – Workdays
  • Dan Leach – Workdays
  • Anthony Tilli (6MD Merredin & 6AM Northam) – Wake Up
  • Vin Dawes – Rural Focus
  • Mark Foreman (Narrogin 6NA & Katanning 6WB)- Wake Up
  • Terry Siva – (6VA Albany) Wake Up

Past Announcers[edit]

  • Belinda Green (Cotton) (6AM, 6NA, 6KG, 6TZ and Hot FM Network) – Now at Mix 94.5 in Perth
  • Yohan Vales de Menezes (6SE Esperance)
  • George Chapman (Manager 6KG Kalgoorlie) - Former: General Manager Consolidated Broadcasting System (6PM-6AM-6KG-6GE), General Manager TCN, Foundation Managing Director 96FM
  • Paul Cook (6MD Merredin/6TZ Bunbury/Network) – GM Triple M/Hit FM Albany
  • Mike Dodd (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Jeff Newman (6GE Geraldton)
  • Josh Langley (6MD Announcer) - Co-owner/director Outside Creative, children’s author
  • Colin Wholagan (6VA Albany, 6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Paul De Santis (6SE Announcer, 6VA Announcer) – Deceased
  • Milton Cairnduff (6KG Kalgoorlie Sports Editor) - Former Sports Editor Kalgoorlie Miner
  • Mike Warren (6TZ Bunbury)
  • Stan Gervas (6KG Kalgoorlie) - Former Manager 6IX
  • Bruce Welsh (Manager 6NA, 6WB) Mining and Resources Company Director [1]
  • Chris Griffiths (Chris James) (6TZ Bunbury) - Currently Eastside FM Sydney
  • Eoin Cameron (6VA Albany)
  • Clem Baker (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Colin Delchau-jones (6WB Kattaning and 6VA Albany) - Now government
  • Chris Allen (Manager 6BY, Announcer 6NA, 6WB, 6BY) - Currently an international motorsports executive.[2]
  • Stephen Turner (Announcer, 6NA, 6WB) - Currently an academic.[3]
  • Dave Nicholson (6WB Katanning & 6KG Kalgoorlie)- Now MD/Sales/Breakfast on Voicefm
  • John McEvoy (Manager 6KG Kalgoorlie) - Former Station Manager 6PM, Midwest Radio Network
  • Kevin Bloody Wilson (6KG Kalgoorlie) – Comedian
  • Tony Barber (6GE Geraldon)
  • Pineapple Fritters (Channel 2 NWNOR) - Illiterate, bold and strong yet very effective at lifting heavy objects and swallowing KOOMBA. Now in a crib room room busy doing eff all
  • Darcy O'Bree (6KG Kalgoorlie, 6SE Esperance) – University of Hull, UK
  • John Willcocks (6SE Esperance, 6VA Albany)
  • Jim Fitzmaurice (6GE Geraldton)
  • Derek Andrews (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Lee Cornell (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Graham Bowra (6TZ Bunbury)
  • Ron Haig-Muir (6GE Geraldon)
  • Lionel Lewis (6WB Katanning)
  • Clive Robertson (6VA Albany)
  • Lloyd Lawson (Manager 6KG Kalgoorlie) - Inaugural Newsreader, Program Manager TVW
  • George Manning (6GE Geraldton)
  • Mark Girdwood (6SE Esperance) – Mark G Media
  • Victoria Brown (6SE Esperance) – Poet, writer, farmer
  • Noel Brunning (6TZ Bunbury) – GWN News Presenter
  • Matt East (6AM Northam, 6KG Kalgoorlie) – Al Jazeera English, Qatar
  • Justin Thomson (6SE Esperance)- Spirit Network
  • Richie Howlett (6BY Bridgetown, 6TZ Bunbury) – Small Businessman
  • Ted Furlong (Manager 6VA Albany)
  • Graham French (6KG Kalgoorlie) - Former 2ST News Editor
  • Warren Kalazich (6GE Geraldton)
  • Luke Winter (6TZ Bunbury) - Spirit Geraldton
  • Stephen Turner (6NA Narrogin, 6WB Katanning, 6TZ Bunbury) Announcer, Copywriter, Commercial producer
  • Des Shaw (6TZ Bunbury)
  • Peter Ness (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Pete Brown (6TZ Bunbury)- 666 Carnarvon
  • Rod Maldon (6TZ Bunbury/6BY Bridgetown)- Triple M Sydney
  • Marty Gittins (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Ian Blackley (4CC,6TZ Bunbury,96fm,Triple M PERTH,PMFM92.9, MIX94.5, 96fm, Radio West South West, Triple M South West
  • Darren de Mello (6TZ Bunbury/96FM) – 6IX Perth
  • Ron Hayward (6GE Geraldton)
  • Dave Kennedy (6KG Kalgoorlie) - Deceased
  • Peter Newman (6GE Geraldton, 6TZ Bunbury)
  • Darren Moss (6KG Kalgoorlie, 6TZ Bunbury) – CEO, Technology Companies in Australia and New Zealand
  • James O'Brien (6VA Albany, 6TZ Bunbury, Hot FM Network)- Formula One Events and Operations Manager at Evolution Sport UK
  • Ray Holman (6GE Geraldton)
  • Warren Mead (6VA Albany) – Gold MX Albany
  • Lyle Harris (Manager 6GE Geraldton, Manager 6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • David Ellery (6KG Kalgoorlie) - Now Curtin FM Program Director
  • Chris Ilsley (6VA Albany, 6NA Narrogin, 6WB Katanning, 6AM Northam, 6GE/GGG FM Geraldton, 6TZ Bunbury) 6PR Perth
  • Daniel Smith (6VA Albany, 97.3 Coast FM Mandurah, 96fm, 92.9 Mix 94.5) – Retired from media
  • James Clothier (6SE Esperance, 6TZ Bunbury) – Mining industry
  • Ashley "Dillo" Dillon (6TZ Bunbury)- Now on Spirit 621 Southwest
  • Ashley Brokenshire (6WB Katanning)
  • Kevin Krauth (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Chelsea Gellard (6WB Katanning)
  • Jake Cole (6MD Merredin)
  • Vic McCabe (6GE Geraldton, Manager 6KG Kalgoorlie) - Now Tyrepower Geraldton
  • Brad 'Swanee' Swanville (6MD Merredin, Radio Fremantle 6CCR, RED FM 6RED, Kalamunda Radio 102.5FM 6KCR)
  • Aaron Jowitt (6WB Katanning) – Rebel FM, The Breeze Qld
  • Tim Lees (6NA Narrogin)
  • Darryl Hames (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Geire Kami (Workdays with Geire – WA Network & Wheatbelt Focus – Wheatbelt Network)- Freelance
  • Amin "Nimsy" Azoor (6SE Esperance) – Now at Mixx FM Horsham (ACE Radio) & casual at Nova 100 Melbourne
  • Brendan Weselman (6MD Merredin, 6TZ Bunbury)
  • Danni Astbury née McCallum (Access All Areas/Wheatbelt Focus – Wheatbelt Network)
  • David Eckhart (6SE Esperance, 6MD Merredin, 6NA Narrogin, 6WB Katanning) – Now on Spirit 1026 Port Hedland
  • Jess Symons (6WB Katanning)
  • David Wyatt (Manager 6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Olivia Garnett (6WB Katanning) - ABC Rural Reporter
  • Christie McCabe (6MD Merredin)
  • Gavin Crossley (6KG Kalgoorlie) - Max Fm, Taree
  • Paul Rands (6TZ Bunbury) – 2CA/2CC Canberra (Capital Radio Network), freelancing in production and voiceovers
  • Wayne Taylor (6TZ Bunbury)
  • Milton Pettit (6KG Kalgoorlie Racecaller)
  • Jamie "JT" Little (6VA Albany)
  • Kym Ferguson Cartright (6TZ Bunbury) – now freelancing between several stations in Brisbane
  • Kevin Sauer (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Jarred O'Brien (6TZ Bunbury)
  • Chris "Parso" Parsons (6NA Narrogin, 6WB Katanning, 6MD Merredin, 6AM Northam, 6TZ Bunbury)
  • Warren Napier (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Mic Brooke (6AM Northam)
  • Brad Shannon (6WB Katanning, 6NA Narrogin) Currently MD Greater Western Broadcasters.
  • Mark Pascoe (6MD Merredin) – 96FM Perth mornings
  • Stephen Kent (6MD Merredin, 6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Wyburn Taylor (6AM Northam)
  • Mark Parton (6AM Northam) – Breakfast Announcer 2CC, Canberra
  • Mike Frayne (Manager 6TZ Bunbury, 6CI Collie)
  • Tim Corby (6KG Kalgoorlie) – Director of Opposite Lock Mandurah and Estuary Exhaust & Undercar.
  • Naomi Pearce (Nay) 6VA and 6TZ. Now in radio marketing Bunbury.
  • Colin Rowley (6TZ Bunbury)
  • John Cartwright (6GE Geraldton)
  • Peter Dean (6VA Albany)
  • John Harvey (6GE Geraldton)
  • John Harvey (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Andy Huxton (Triple M / 2Day / MTV Australia. Now i98 Wollongong)
  • Stuart Carter (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Peter Perrin (6TZ-NA-CI) Now GM 2ST/Power FM South Coast
  • Mark Bishop (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Frank Bennison (6AM Northam)
  • Jole Holmes (6NA Narrogin)
  • Justine Stulic (6KG Kalgoorlie)
  • Jim Atkinson (6VA Albany)

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