Radio TAB

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City Brisbane, Queensland
Broadcast area Brisbane RA1 ([1])
Branding RadioTAB
Frequency 1008 kHz AM
Repeater(s) various in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, and the Northern Territory
First air date 2 September 1935 (1935-09-02)[1] (as 4IP) - 1992 as 4TAB
Format Horse Racing, Sport
Language(s) English
Power 10,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates 27°22′47″S 153°14′6″E / 27.37972°S 153.23500°E / -27.37972; 153.23500
Callsign meaning 4 = Queensland
Former callsigns 4IP (1935-1978)
4IO (1978-1989)
4IP (1989-1992)
Owner TattsGroup
(UBET Radio Pty Ltd)

RadioTAB is operated by UBET Wagering, which operates the Totalisator Agency Boards based in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Northern Territory. RadioTAB's studios are based at Tatts Group headquarters in Albion, Brisbane.


4TAB commenced 1st January 1992. The official opening was conducted on air on 23rd January 1992.

Prior to the licence being bought by the TAB, the station was known as 4IP. It commenced in 1935. Between 1965 and 1977, 4IP had a most successful hit music format in Brisbane, and was aligned with its Melbourne and Sydney cousins 3XY and 2SM. In the 1980s, FM radio started making inroads into 4IP's popularity it changed its callsign to 4IO and adopted a slogan of Radio Ten, then Stereo Ten and later "Light and Easy 1008".


The station's breakfast programme "The UBET Breakfast Show" airs daily from 5:00am (EST), providing listeners with the latest sporting news and results from a variety of sports and codes.

The station's morning programme "Racing Active" is presented from 8:30am Monday to Friday, and "Select Racing" from 7am on Saturdays and Sundays. The programme features interviews and racing news, as well as previews of race meetings being covered on that day. It also features racing broadcasts from Australian and international venues when scheduled. Special feature or code specific segments for Harness and Greyhound racing are also featured.

The majority of RadioTAB's programming is "National Racing", a continuous broadcast of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing. This occurs daily from 11:30am. While overnight from 2:00am (EST) a shared programme is taken from RSN Melbourne.


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