Central Coast Radio

Ah it would probably make sense if they were, adding Ipswich

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The AC/gold-based station aims on average for a 41-year-old. In 1984 that was someone born in the middle of WW2. In 2024, that is someone born the year Bob Hawke became PM.

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The provincial designation isn’t anything related to licences. It’s a classification use by CRA to separate the larger and smaller regional markets for purposes of ratings and ACRAs.

So if we assume that these stations are playing what their listeners liked when they were 17 (for example)…

In 1984 gold would be songs from 1960.
In 2024 gold would be songs from 2001 :open_mouth:

Even as a young person, that last statement just seems somehow… wrong.

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What you liked when you were 17 is different from what you want to hear on a retro station when you are in your 40s. Retro stations can’t “play it all”, only pretend that they do. They won’t play stuff that their audience is unfamiliar with as adults or now dislikes as opposed to when they were a teen.

I know what you mean. It seems wrong and in some ways I don’t think a simple timeline comparison works anymore. Music from the 60s and 80s for example has held on much longer in popularity than 40s or even 50s music. 00s and 10s music will mostly be forgotten long before they stop playing 80s or 90s music. Unpopular opinion but it’s about quality (and also quantity). There was simply way more quality hit music being produced and cycling through in the 80s. An Ed Sheeran song wouldn’t have stayed in the Top 10 for 6 months in 1985.

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I had in mind Australian stations that copy American stations such as WLTW in NYC - AC with a some golds.

Radioinfo has picked up on the story.

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SEN Track 801 Gosford is off air & has been for some time, the area has been flooded (only minor) last couple of weeks with all the rain we’ve had, but that shouldn’t have affected it really, bases of the masts are well above ground level (about 2m), so it’d have to be an extremely big flood for them to short out, & the transmitter is upstairs (2 story transmitter building), I think I remember there was a local electricity outage during a heavy rainstorm a couple of weeks ago & it probably never came back on after the power was restored.
I haven’t bothered contacting either SEN or the tech about it, think I might wait to see how long it take for them to notice & turn it back on, also guessing I’m the only person who listens to it, which I don’t normally, just tune in occasionally to see if it’s on air & how it’s going.

Rete Italia let the site go to rack & ruin, & it was often off air, but while SEN did do a lot of maintenance when they took over & got it up to a reasonable standard, I’d say it’s off air more now than it ever was under Rete Italia, & SEN supposedly monitor it via a remote receiver so should know if it’s on air on not, but seemingly they don’t as it’s usually me who notifies the tech it’s off, then he notifies SEN & goes & fixes it.

There’s something very weak I can pick up on the opposite side of the lake to the SEN Track 801 transmission site around Long Jetty - North Entrance area, but it’s been so weak last couple of days I can’t make out what it is mixed with the background noise/interference. I’m thinking it might be 5RM as that’s receivable on the Central Coast/Newcastle when Gosford 801kHz is off air?

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And nothing’s happened yet with 747 either, has it?

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No

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