Did They Really Just Play That?


#422

All 6 commercial stations are on air in Stanthorpe. All 4 Toowoomba commercial stations plus Rebel and Breeze. Coupled with nearby high powered ABC’s and TEN FM and you have great choice in Stanthorpe!


#423

How lucky are they. I would be in heaven having those radio stations in my town. :sunglasses:


#424

Wow that’s amazing. Are the 4 Toowoomba commercials on FM? So Stanthorpe has:

Rebel
Breeze
4AK (FM)
4WK (FM?)
Triple M
Hit

Better FM radio than most capitals and compared to what people in Ace or SCA only markets get…


#425

Yes, 4WK is 91.5 FM there.


#426

Yes I would love if Rebel and Breeze come to Victoria!! Rebel is a better version of Triple M and Breeze is a better version of smooth!


#427

Yeah i dont get these small towns get so many comercial station yet Wollongong only gets 2. I guess they can listen to Sydney but still not the point.


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#428

Yep- Stanthorpe is the most over-served town for radio in the country considering its size. Closely followed by Lightning Ridge, which has 2VM/Now as well as Opal FM (community), 2WEB and I think 2CUZ as well, and the mandatory ABC Local/RN.


#429

Hmm some might say over serviced but in NZ and US this is the norm…


#430

Over serviced in the Australian context, I mean. Which- I agree- is probably the level of service that should be available.


#431

Gold 104.3 have played I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith twice today. Firstly at 9:26 this morning and now on as I am writing this as part of ‘This Week In Music.’ They usually only play songs once a day.


#432

This song gets flogged to death on Triple M and 102.5 Edge FM here.

Who does all the research for these radio company’s these day? Because they are making Australia radio look very bad, with these very narrow repetitive formats.


#433

Another one tonight!
Gold 104.3 played ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz as part of the Saturday Party Playlist. Can’t imagine this one being cranked up at too many parties!
I don’t mind the song though, brings back memories of Channel Seven’s Packed To The Rafters promos in around 2008.


#434

This song has been a regular fixture on WS’s normal playlist of late.


#435

well I live in Victoria and I listen to Rebel via the magic of live streaming!


#436

2CH Sydney are currently playing Celine Dion’ s “Because You Loved Me”, a song that was only released in 1996. I didn’t think they played stuff as recent as that?

Maybe I’m just older than I thought I was! :thinking:


#437

That’s nothing. I remember back in 2013 that 2CH (back when it was owned by Macquarie & was therefore 2GB’s sister station) played “Someone Like You” by Adele, which was only 2 years old at the time & was at least a few years away before WS started playing that song on regular rotation.


#438

Well that song is 22 years old… Imagine you were back in 1985 and they played a song from 1963 on the radio - old song, right? :slight_smile:


#439

True. We used to think that exactly.


#440

Well yes, but it’s a young un by 2CH standards! :smile: Seemed a bit out of place to me. Anyhow…


#441

Yeah I reflect on our age. Was looking at some old John Farnham interviews and he was talking about his kids. Now his son Robert is now roughly the same age as when John released Age of Reason. Interviewers would often reflect how it was a long long time ago he released Sadie the cleaning lady. But that was only about 20 years before :slight_smile:. I wonder how Johns mum inlaw is going. Anyway way off topic. Wonder when 2CH will play 00s music in the 2050s? (as a regular part of the playlist). Bob Rogers on sat night (or his equivalent) reflect on the spice girls? :slight_smile: