Resonate Broadcasting

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Resonate Broadcasting
Private company
IndustryBroadcast radio
Founded2008 (2008)
Headquarters
Australia
Key people
Rex Morris and Sally Dobson, Directors
WebsiteResonate Broadcasting

Resonate Broadcasting is an Australian media company, operating radio stations across various centres across regional Queensland, as well as Hawaii. Formed in 2008, with the acquisition of 3GG Warragul, Victoria, 4GC and Hot FM Charters Towers, Queensland, the company currently operates 16 radio stations across Australia and the United States.

History[edit]

The company was formed in 2008 by directors Rex Morris and Guy Dobson.[1] The former was the group Program Director for Austereo's Triple M Network, based in Brisbane, while the latter was the group's CEO. The first acquisitions were of three stations divested by Macquarie Media Group following its purchase of Southern Cross Broadcasting3GG Warragul, Victoria, and 4GC and Hot FM Charters Towers, Queensland.[2] In July 2012, the stations were joined by two more, with 4LG and West FM in Longreach sold to the company by Radio Outback Pty. Ltd.[3]

On 31 May 2012, the company acquired three radio stations in Hawaii from Chaparral Broadcasting Inc.KHBC and KIPA in Hilo, and KHWI in Holualoa – through subsidiary Resonate Hawaii, LLC.[4][5] KHBC and KWHI began simulcasting as adult top 40 The Wave @92FM, and in 2013 was joined by alternative rock 102.7 The Beach KTBH-FM.[6]

After an attempted sale to Watermark Media fell through, in February 2015 Warragul, Victoria-based 3GG was acquired by the Capital Radio Network.[7][8] On 30 October 2015, it was announced the company had acquired the assets of Macquarie Regional Radio, a subsidiary of Macquarie Radio Network, thereby adding eight stations to their network in Queensland.[9]

Assets[edit]

Resonate Regional Radio Network[edit]

Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
4CCC 101.7 FM West FM Charleville, Queensland Adult contemporary
4CHT 95.9 FM West FM Charters Towers, Queensland Contemporary hit radio
4DB
4EM
1629 AM
1611 AM
Hot Country Radio Dalby, Queensland
Emerald, Queensland
Country music
4GC 828 AM 4GC Charters Towers, Queensland Classic hits Part of the Triple M network
4HI 1143 AM 4HI Emerald, Queensland Classic hits
4LG 1098 AM Outback Radio 4LG Longreach, Queensland Classic hits
4LM 666 AM 4LM Mount Isa, Queensland Classic hits
4LRE 104.5 FM West FM Longreach, Queensland Adult contemporary
4SB 1071 AM 4SB Kingaroy, Queensland Classic hits
4VL 918 AM 4VL Charleville, Queensland Classic hits
4ZR 1476 AM 4ZR Roma, Queensland Classic hits

Resonate Hawaii, LLC[edit]

Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
KHBC (FM) 92.7 FM The Wave @92FM Hilo, Hawaii Adult top 40
KHWI 92.1 FM The Wave @92FM Holualoa, Hawaii Adult top 40 Simulcast of KHBC (FM)
KIPA (AM) 1060 AM 102.7 The Beach Hilo, Hawaii Alternative rock Simulcast of KTBH-FM
KTBH-FM 102.7 FM 102.7 The Beach Kurtistown, Hawaii Alternative rock

Former[edit]

Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
3GG 531 AM 3GG Warragul, Victoria Adult contemporary Sold to Capital Radio Network in 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rex Morris Biography". Resonate Project Group. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  2. ^ "ACMAsphere" (PDF). Australian Communications and Media Authority (29). 3 April 2008. p. 8. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Longreach stations sold to two famous radio families by a third". Radioinfo.com.au. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Company Overview of Chaparral Broadcasting Inc". Bloomberg Business. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Kona company trying to buy 3 isle radio stations". Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Stephens Media. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ "102.7 The Beach Set To Launch Alternative on the 4th of July in Hawaii". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ "3GG finally sold. Kevin Blyton new owner". Radioinfo.com.au. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  8. ^ "3GG Sold to Kevin Blyton". Radio Today. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Queensland radio company triples its size with latest acquisition". Radioinfo.com.au. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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