Austereo Radio Network

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Austereo Radio Network formerly operated commercial radio networks in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.wikipedia
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Paul Thompson (broadcaster)

Paul Thompson
The company was founded by Paul Thompson, and when commercial FM broadcasting was introduced into Australia it acquired the licence for the metropolitan Adelaide area; SAFM commenced transmission in late 1980.
Having established Adelaide's first commercial FM radio station "Double S A FM" in the 1980s (later known as SAFM and now Hit 107), he was responsible for setting up the Austereo Radio Network (now known as Southern Cross Austereo), which he guided as CEO for 15 years.

2Day FM

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The next station to join the network was FOX FM in Melbourne in 1986, eventually to be followed by Sydney's 2Day FM and 4BK Brisbane for which the company was successful in converting to the FM band in 1990.
The station was sold to the Lamb Family in February 1987, who sold it again to radio group Austereo in May 1989.

HIT 105

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The next station to join the network was FOX FM in Melbourne in 1986, eventually to be followed by Sydney's 2Day FM and 4BK Brisbane for which the company was successful in converting to the FM band in 1990.
In 1988, the Austereo group purchased the station from Hoyts, intending to use it as a vehicle to bid for an FM conversion licence.

Southern Cross Austereo

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In July 2011, Southern Cross Media and Austereo were merged to form Southern Cross Austereo.
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is an Australian group of companies formed in July 2011 by the merger of Southern Cross Media Group and Austereo Group.

6iX

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Austereo also purchased Perth AM radio station 6IX with the intention of converting the station to FM.
In 1988, 6iX was bought by the Austereo Radio Network, with a view to obtaining one of the two AM-FM conversions licences to be made available in Perth.

Sea FM

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Since the purchase of the Austereo network by Southern Cross Media, Sea FM was incorporated into the Today Network.
All Sea FM stations currently owned by Southern Cross Austereo except Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton / Gladstone, are part of the Hit Network after Southern Cross Media merged with Austereo.

Village Roadshow

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1995 saw a monopolistic arrangement take place whereby Austereo purchased the Hoyts owned Triple M network, and Village Roadshow in turn purchased Austereo to form a single umbrella company.

Canberra

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Austereo had joint partnerships in Canberra.
The main commercial operators are the Capital Radio Network (2CA and 2CC), and Austereo/ARN (104.7 and Mix 106.3).

4MMM

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When the Austereo group purchased the station as part of its takeover and merger of the Triple M and Today networks in 1995 the FM104 tag was dropped, however the FM104 Tag has resurfaced recently in station sweepers and jingles along with some retrospective commentary by announcers.

Barry (radio station)

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The station is owned by Austereo and was the second permanent digital-only station the company has launched, alongside Radar Radio.

Choose The Hits

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It was run by Austereo and was renamed on 1 February 2010.

Radio Gaga (radio station)

Radio Gaga
The station was part of Austereo's Today Network and only played Lady Gaga's music.

Hit Network

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The Hit Network started in 1980 as the Austereo Network, with Austereo securing the first commercial FM licence in Adelaide in 1980.

Mix 106.3

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A joint venture of 50/50 ownership exists in Canberra with the Australian Radio Network where Austereo programs 104.7 and Mix 106.3 and ARN manages administration for both stations.
In the mid-1990s, due to the AM stations dwindling audience and the increasing popularity of the music based FM stations, ARN - owner of Mix 106.3 & 2CC, and Austereo - owner of 104.7 & 2CA, merged to form a joint venture ownership of both FM stations - Canberra FM Pty Ltd. The AM stations were sold off, and are currently operated by a joint-venture between Capital Radio Network and Grant Broadcasters.

High Voltage Radio

The station was part of Austereo's Triple M Network and only played AC/DC music.

Hit104.7 Canberra

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A joint venture of 50/50 ownership exists in Canberra with the Australian Radio Network where Austereo programs 104.7 and Mix 106.3 and ARN manages administration for both stations.
In 1988, 2CA and 2ROC were sold to Austereo.

List of radio stations in Australia

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* List of Australian radio stations

Australia

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Austereo Radio Network formerly operated commercial radio networks in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.

FM broadcasting

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The company was founded by Paul Thompson, and when commercial FM broadcasting was introduced into Australia it acquired the licence for the metropolitan Adelaide area; SAFM commenced transmission in late 1980.

Adelaide

Adelaide, South AustraliaAdelaide, AustraliaAdelaide metropolitan area
The company was founded by Paul Thompson, and when commercial FM broadcasting was introduced into Australia it acquired the licence for the metropolitan Adelaide area; SAFM commenced transmission in late 1980.

HIT 107

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The company was founded by Paul Thompson, and when commercial FM broadcasting was introduced into Australia it acquired the licence for the metropolitan Adelaide area; SAFM commenced transmission in late 1980.

Melbourne

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The next station to join the network was FOX FM in Melbourne in 1986, eventually to be followed by Sydney's 2Day FM and 4BK Brisbane for which the company was successful in converting to the FM band in 1990.