Star FM

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For the unrelated Central Coast, New South Wales radio station, see Star 104.5.
Star FM
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Broadcast area Australia New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Australia
Slogan Your #1 HIT Music Station
Frequency Various
Format Mainstream CHR (pop, rock, rap)
Owner Southern Cross Austereo

Star FM is an Australian radio network, consisting of Top 40/CHR formatted stations in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The brand was created by Nova Entertainment, then known as DMG Regional Radio, in 1999, with the network being sold to Southern Cross Austereo, then known as Macquarie Regional RadioWorks, in 2004.


The network's stations are aimed at the under 35's section of the market, playing Top 40 and popular music. For most stations, the only local program heard on these stations is the breakfast programme, all other programming including National News is networked from the Gold Coast Media Centre and Albury, with some programming coming from the Southern Cross Austereo's metropolitan stations FOX FM in Melbourne and 2DAY FM in Sydney.

In 2007, Star FM changed its major positioning statement from "Todays Best Music" to "Your HIT Music Station". The positioning statement was changed again in June 2011 to "Your #1 HIT Music Station" and following the Southern Cross Media/Austereo merger has become "Fresh & First" in 2013.

On-air hosts[edit]

  • Brendo - (Albury only)
  • Al and A.D (Bendigo only)
  • Jess & Ryan (Mount Gambier only)
  • Alo Baker - Maximum Music Workday (Selected regional stations)
  • Angus O'Loughlin - The Bump
  • Charli Robinson - Scoopla
  • Dan & Maz - (Weekdays at 4pm)
  • Hamish & Andy - Happy Hour
  • Miriam - Truck Radio
  • Maude Garrett - The Hot Hits from L.A.
  • Danny Lakey - Red Eye Radio
  • Ella Hooper & Ben Wasley - Australian Top 20 Countdown


New South Wales[edit]


South Australia[edit]

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