Radio Stations - Music Logs


So we next enter the domain of the Top End who appear to have taken a different approach

LOST CLASSICS BY REQUEST (you may see why they’re lost, or even question if they’re lost at all judging by this list)

Starts with an ad break after Matchbox20 – Disease
10:02: NEWS BREAK! The news appears to emanate from Adelaide for this station’s national updates.
10:05: Madonna – La Isla Bonita
10:09: The Real McCoy/MC Sar – Runaway
10:13: Cold Chisel – No Sense
10:16: Chicago – Hard to Say I’m Sorry
10:20: Icehouse – Don’t Believe Anymore
10:25: Shakespear’s Sister – Stay
10:31: Billy Joel – Allentown
10:35: Quiet Riot – Cum on Feel the Noize
10:39: Silverchair – Freak
10:42: Michael Jackson (feat Janet Jackson) – Scream (The lines where the siblings utter “Stop Pressuring Me” is probably what the England tail enders were trying to say to the Australian bowlers in the first 3 tests)
10:48: AC/DC - Who Made Who
10:52: Police – De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
10:56: Frente! – Bizarre Love Triangle
11:00: NEWS BREAK (basically repeat of the 10PM Bulletin, which basically sounds as though it was the last recorded bulletin of the year which may have been about 5-6 PM or something given it advertises the BBL game at the Adelaide Oval coming up)
11:03: Dire Straits – Lady Writer
11:07: Savage Garden – Break Me Shake Me
11:10: Elton John – Little Jeannie
11:15: Bob Welch – Ebony Eyes
11:19: Paul Simon – Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
11:24: R.Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
11:31: Lionel Richie – Running With the Night
11:35: Eurogliders - Can’t Wait to See You
11:40: David Lee Roth - Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
11:44: Euphoria - One In A Million (for some reason I get Sale of the Century flashbacks from this song)
11:50: Whitesnake - Is This Love (the other song they had)
11:54: Phil Collins - A Groovy Kind of Love
11:59: Texas - I Don’t Want a Lover

No fanfare here, but Happy New Year to our Top End cousins.


To close out the Australian NYE, I’ve decided to give 96FM another chance after ditching it a couple of years ago upon KIIS affiliation. Perhaps it’s to give a different perspective of music according to owner rather than anything dramatic that will make me listen to the station regularly again. Anyway…

PERTH’S REAL GOLD (Interesting position given they’re a KIIS network member but anyway)

Join during The Living End – White Noise, a song that closed My Generation’s New Year’s Special.
9:54: Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
9:58: Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
10:02: AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
10:06: U2 – Vertigo
10:10: The Cars – Let’s Go (Another K-Mart song alumnus)
10:13: Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
10:17: Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
10:21: Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
10:24: Billy Idol – Mony Mony
10:28: Foo Fighters- My Hero
10:32: Rolling Stones - It’s Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It)
10:37: Bodyrockers - I Like The Way You Move (this is why this station has gone downhill, playing this garbage)
10:41: Cheap Trick - If You Want MyLove
10:44: Chumbawumba - Tubthumping
10:48: Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
10:52: Club Nouveau - Lean on Me
10:56: Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
11:00: American Authors - Best Day of my Life
11:03: New Order - Blue Monday
11:07: Nickelback - Someday (it was sometime after this, the song was a 2003/2004 release from memory, that they went overly soft and became the laughing stock of rock music that they probably still are)
11:10: Pink Floyd - Money
11:17: Bon Jovi - In These Arms
11:22: Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
11:25: Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Again, well it’s better than the Barmy Army’s “Swann will tear you apart, again”)
11:28: REM - Losing My Religion
11:33: Billy Joel - My Life
11:37: Stereophonics - Dakota
11:41: Prince - Cream
11:45: Thirsty Merc - Someday Someday
11:49: Real Life - Send Me An Angel
11:53: Hoodoo Gurus - Miss Freelove 69
11:56: Europe - Final Countdown (I guess they’ve cottoned onto the fact that the new year is approaching)

HAPPY NEW YEAR WA, I’ll hopefully be back in a few hours to complete this year’s odyssey.


As discussed in the Hit Network thread, 2DayFM in Sydney has killed off all form of branding outside of station IDs, and has been running with minimal commercial breaks + the occasional news update.

2DayFM 104.1 Sydney
Monday, January 15th, 2018 - 11:58am-1pm AEDT

“Thorn In My Side” - Eurythmics
"Good Old Days" - Macklemore (feat. Kesha)
“Got The Feelin’” - Five
"How You Remind Me" - Nickelback
"Flashdance… What a Feeling" - Irene Cara
"Beautiful Trauma" - Pink
"High" - Lighthouse Family
"Only Girl (In The World)" - Rihanna
"Simply Irresistable" - Robert Palmer
[ad break]
[news update]
“Your Song” - Rita Ora
"Sing Hallelujah!" - Dr. Alban
"Beautiful" - Christina Aguilera
"Stitches" - Shawn Mendes
"This Is How We Do It" - Montell Jordan
"22" - Taylor Swift
"Sweet Child O’ Mine" - Guns N’ Roses
"Sun Comes Up" - Rudimental (feat. James Arthur)

Hit Network

Given the recent conversations on the “Southern Cross Austereo (Regional)” thread…

…I’ve dug up the old playlists that I’ve done over the years from when 2GO had the original “Greatest Hits” format.

Here’s one from nearly 5 years ago.

107.7 2GO - Central Coast, NSW
"Central Coast’s Greatest Hits"
Tuesday 19th February 2013 - 11am-12pm AEDT

“Working For The Weekend” Loverboy
"Behind Blue Eyes" Limp Bizkit
"California Girls" Beach Boys (these days, you’d be lucky enough to hear the David Lee Roth cover on the station)
“Something So Strong” Crowded House
"Daylight" Maroon 5
"Message In a Bottle" The Police
"L.A. Woman" The Doors
"Something That I Used To Know" Gotye feat. Kimbra
"Hold On Tight" Electric Light Orchestra
"King of The Mountain" Midnight Oil

107.7 2GO - Central Coast, NSW
"Central Coast’s Greatest Hits"
Monday 9th September 2013 - 11am-12pm AEST

“Hey Little Boy” Divinyls
"She’s So Mean" Matchbox 20
"People Everyday" Arrested Development
"Rebel Yell" Billy Idol
"Crazy" Gnarls Barkley
"Bright Side of The Road" Van Morrison
"Resolution" Matt Corby
"Better" Screaming Jets
"Love Song" Simple Minds
"Love Story" Taylor Swift (back when she was more country-oriented before going more pop-oriented)

In early 2014, 2GO & the “Localworks” stations went with the “Real Music Variety” format, which could be said to be the early incarnation of the “Greatest Hits from the 80s to Now” format that would be introduced network-wide at the end of 2015.

107.7 2GO - Central Coast, NSW
"Real Music Variety"
Tuesday, 15th April 2014 - 1-2pm AEST

“Harder To Breathe” Maroon 5
"Hold Me Now" Thompson Twins
"Tell Me How It Ends" Bernard Fanning
"Tainted Love" Soft Cell
"We Belong" Pat Benatar
"It’s a Beautiful Day" Michael Buble
"All I Want Is You" U2
"I Don’t Wanna Be" Gavin DeGraw
"Listen Like Thieves" INXS
"Team" Lorde
"I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing" Aerosmith

Not long after that log was done, 2GO, along with KO, went with a more 70s/80s-based (with minimal amount of newer music) “Greatest Hits” format, perhaps in response to KO slipping in the overall ratings for the first Newcastle ratings survey of 2014, particularly in the 40-54s, in which it went down 9% (but still holding on to #1 in both Overall & 40-54s).

Here’s 2GO playlist nearly a year after the format shift.

107.7 2GO - Central Coast, NSW
"The Central Coast’s Greatest Hits"
Monday, 2nd March 2015 - 10-11am AEDT

“You Got It” Roy Orbison
"We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions" Queen
"Poison Arrow" ABC
"Budapest" George Ezra
"All Fired Up" Pat Benatar
"Heart of Gold" Neil Young
"Just Can’t Get Enough" Depeche Mode
"Yellow" Coldplay
"What’s My Scene?" Hoodoo Gurus
"The Things We Do For Love" 10cc
"Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)" Green Day

As you can see above, 2GO & the other SCA Localworks stations were much better back then than now. :slight_smile:


A question…Does 2GO take the Gold Coast music log? If so the 2GO music log would be very similar to the Star 104.5 music log.


Yes, they do. However, from May 2014 to November 2015, the station took the Townsville log.

Also, Star 104.5 was a rock station before they leaned more towards AC by 2015.

In fact, here’s a log from Star 104.5 back in February 2013, the same time I took the above 2GO log. It was still very much a rock station back then.

Star 104.5 - Central Coast, NSW
"Rock Stars"
Tuesday, 19th February 2013 - 11am-12pm AEDT

“The Reason” Hoobastank
"Come Anytime" Hoodoo Gurus
"When You’re Young" 3 Doors Down
"Shiny Happy People" R.E.M.
“She Drives Me Crazy” Fine Young Cannibals
"I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" Panic! At The Disco
"Hero" Evermore
"Panama" Van Halen
"Semi-Charmed Life" Third Eye Blind
"My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" Fall Out Boy
"Downhearted" Australian Crawl
"Are You Gonna Go My Way" Lenny Kravitz


First real show for OC in Melbourne this morning - he’s doing 6-10am, so it will be interesting to see if any other shows follow suit.

Gold 104.3 Melbourne
The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show
Monday, June 4th, 2018 - 6-10am AEST
06:06: “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock n’ Roll)” - AC/DC
06:21: “Learn to Fly” - Foo Fighters
06:28: “Faith” - George Michael
06:36: “Wanna Be Starting Something” - Michael Jackson
06:50: “New Sensation” - INXS

07:03: “Start Me Up” - Rolling Stones
07:11: “Playing To Win” - Little River Band
07:24: “Learning To Fly” - Tom Petty
07:36: “I Want It All” - Queen
07:48: “Big Yellow Taxi” - Counting Crows / Vanessa Carlton
07:55: “Shout” - Tears For Fears

08:08: “Danger Zone” - Kenny Loggins
08:15: “Rock DJ” - Robbie Williams
08:34: “Push” - Matchbox Twenty
08:48: “Dancin’ On The Ceiling” - Lionel Richie

09:14: “Nothing But A Good Time” - Poison
09:18: “(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” - Naked Eyes
09:21: “She’s So High” - Tal Bachman
09:33: “London Calling” - The Clash
09:37: “Respectable” - Mel & Kim
09:46: “Dancing In The Storm” - Boom Crash Opera
09:50: “The Heat Is On” - Glenn Frey


I guess it’s not a bad playlist for breakfast but I just don’t quite get where Gold (and presumably WS) are really aiming anymore. Seems a bit like the old Mix playlists. Less rock, more pop. Personally Big Yellow Taxi/Counting Crows I just hate!


WS is a bit more closer to Smooth & 2Day (Fox is more CHR-based) than Gold is from my observations on Online Radio Box. In fact, for instance, at 9:51am this morning, both WS & 2Day played “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” by Scissor Sisters at around the same time, whilst at around 10:30am, both stations played a Shania Twain song at the same time, with WS playing “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” whilst 2Day played “That Don’t Impress Me Much”.

Unlike in the past, WS is now not sounding that much different from the other commercial FM stations in Sydney, especially after 2Day reformatted themselves to a more Hot AC format at the beginning of this year. It’s a shame that Sydney (& Melbourne for that matter) don’t have a station like 4KQ, like what Brisbane has, despite the fact that Sydney (& Melbourne) has more than twice the population of Brisbane’s. Quite strange when you think about it. :slight_smile:


4KQ has a very long term listener/following. We have a fleet of 50 vehicles with staff ranging between 30-70 and I would say 80% of the radios are on KQ. Some people I know have been listening to KQ since the late 80’s.

A lot at work enjoy KQ as it has ‘no rubbish talk or sport shows’


Hard to believe that there was no music for a good 20+ minutes on Gold yesterday morning (either side of 9am).


I’m definitely thankful 4KQ still exists when I look at the logs for Gold/WS.


I agree & as a Sydneysider, I’m envious of what Brisbane gets with some of their commercial music stations in & around the city.

Here’s how the 3 stations compare at 1-4pm yesterday, thanks to Online Radio Box:

WSFM Sydney

15:51 Savage Garden - To The Moon And Back (1996)
15:47 Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin’ You (1979)
15:37 Billy Joel - It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me (1980)
15:34 Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (1986)
15:30 Icehouse - Crazy (1987)
15:27 Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger (2011)
15:23 Meat Loaf - You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (1978)
15:19 Madonna - Crazy For You (1985)
15:14 Eurythmics - Thorn In My Side (1986)
15:10 Divinyls - I Touch Myself (1990)
15:06 Escape Club - Wild Wild West (1988)
15:03 Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man (1985)
14:48 Don Henley - Boys Of Summer (1985)
14:34 Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway (1992)
14:32 Crowded House - Something So Strong (1987)
14:28 U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love) (1984)
14:25 Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (2010)
14:21 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (1977)
14:17 George Michael - Father Figure (1988)
14:13 Dragon - Young Years (1989)
14:09 Prince - Diamonds And Pearls (1992)
14:05 Roxette - The Look (1989)
13:51 Daryl Braithwaite - As The Days Go By (1988)
13:48 Pink - Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) (2007)
13:44 Starship - Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (1987)
13:34 Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
13:30 New Radicals - You Get What You Give (S) (1999)
13:27 Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (1985)
13:24 Men at Work - Down Under (1981)
13:18 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1976)
13:14 Diana Ross - Chain Reaction (1986)
13:10 Bachelor Girl - Buses And Trains (1998)
13:06 1927 - That’s When I Think Of You (1988)
13:03 UB40 - Red Red Wine (1983)

Gold 104.3 Melbourne

15:49 Journey - Don’t Stop Believin (1981)
15:46 George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone (1982)
15:43 Green Day - (Good Riddance) Time Of Your Life (1998)
15:39 Mr. Mister - Kyrie (1986)
15:35 Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (1988)
15:23 Powderfinger - My Happiness (2000)
15:20 Culture Club - Karma Chameleon (1983)
15:17 Crowded House - Locked Out (1994)
15:12 Elton John - Bennie & The Jets (1974)
15:08 Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (1987)
15:05 Hunters And Collectors - Holy Grail (1993)
15:03 Icehouse - Crazy (1987)
14:46 Prince - Kiss (1986)
14:43 Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis (1991)
14:39 Eurythmics - Thorn In My Side (1986)
14:35 Knack - My Sharona (1979)
14:25 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (1986)
14:22 Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight (1998)
14:19 Cold Chisel - You Got Nothing I Want (1981)
14:15 Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1986)
14:11 Cranberries - Linger (1993)
14:07 GANGgajang - Sounds Of Then (1986)
14:03 Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1984)
13:48 Club Nouveau - Lean On Me (1987)
13:44 Concrete Blonde - Joey (1990)
13:39 Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere (1985)
13:36 Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) (1984)
13:25 Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman! (1999)
13:22 David Bowie w/ Queen - Under Pressure (1981)
13:18 Pearl Jam - Better Man (1994)
13:15 Bryan Ferry - Let’s Stick Together (1976)
13:12 New Order - Blue Monday (1988)
13:09 Matchbox Twenty - 3am (1997)
13:05 Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name (1986)

4KQ Brisbane

15:52 Bonnie Tyler - It’s A Heartache (1978)
15:48 Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (1967)
15:41 Alice Cooper - You And Me (1977)
15:37 Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy (1982)
15:26 Mary Wells - My Guy (1964)
15:23 Nilsson - Without You (1972)
15:20 Bee Gees - Spicks & Specks (1966)
15:17 Austin Roberts - Something’s Wrong With Me (1972)
15:12 Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (1982)
15:09 Neil Young - Heart Of Gold (1972)
15:07 Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy (1964)
14:52 Sweet - Ballroom Blitz (1973)
14:50 Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman (1964)
14:40 Queen - Kind Of Magic (1986)
14:37 Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now (1977)
14:33 John Cougar Mellencamp - I Need A Lover (Short Version) (1978)
14:27 AC/DC - High Voltage (1975)
14:24 Hollies - Sorry Suzanne (1969)
14:19 Kinks - Lola (1970)
14:15 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (1981)
14:11 Toto - Hold The Line (1978)
14:07 Rolling Stones - Paint It Black (1966)
13:53 John Parr - St Elmo’s Fire (1985)
13:51 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend (1970)
13:46 1927 - That’s When I Think Of You (1988)
13:43 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love (1965)
13:35 George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (1981)
13:30 George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (1970)
13:26 Dave Dobbyn - Slice Of Heaven (1987)
13:22 Elton John - Crocodile Rock (1972)
13:19 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams (1984)
13:16 Monkees - I’m A Believer (1966)
13:13 Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful (1974)
13:11 Bruce Springsteen - I’m On Fire (1985)
13:08 Beach Boys - Wouldn’t It Be Nice (1966)
13:05 Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limit (1973)

As you can see, during the 1-4pm hour, WS only played five 70s song in that 3-hour time period, with the rest from the 80s to early 2010s. Gold 104.3 performed even worse on that front, playing only three 70s song during the same period, although at least they played Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”, something that WS wouldn’t do. 4KQ, on the other hand, being an AM station, played plenty of 60s & 70s music, with some 80s thrown in.


I still think ARN should put a Classic Hits stream based on 4KQ on DAB in Sydney and Melbourne.


I haven’t done this for nearly 2 years, but I thought it would be good to check on how the Illawarra commercial stations are sounding like these days on a typical weekday hour.

Wave FM 96.5 - Wollongong, NSW
"The Illawarra’s Best Music"
Owner: Grant Broadcasters
2017 Ratings Share: 15.6%
Tuesday 14th August 2018 - 11am-12pm AEST

“What’s Up?” 4 Non Blondes
“One Kiss” Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
“Use Somebody” Kings of Leon
“Secrets” Pink
“Remember The Time” Michael Jackson
“Perfect” Ed Sheeran
“Counting Stars” One Republic
“Pump Up The Jam” Technotronic feat. Felly
“Hurt Somebody” Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels
“The Flame” Cheap Trick
“Hot n Cold” Katy Perry

i98FM - Wollongong, NSW
"Feel Good"
Owner: WIN
2017 Ratings Share: 27.4%
Tuesday 14th August 2018 - 11am-12pm AEST

“Rude” Magic!
“Fire” Peking Duk
“Tubthumping” Chumbawamba
“Hurt Somebody” Noah Kahan & Julia Michaels
“Shotgun” George Ezra
“Steal My Sunshine” Len
“Rise” Jonas Blue
“Dakota” Stereophonics
“Holiday Sidewinder” Leo
“Attention” Charlie Puth
“No Tears Left To Cry” Ariana Grande
“Daughter” Pearl Jam
“Secrets” Pink

And as a bonus, considering that it’s broadcasting from the same tower, albeit for a different licence area, here’s 94.9 Power FM.

94.9 Power FM - Shoalhaven/Southern Highlands, NSW
"Hit Music All Day"
Owner: Grant Broadcasters
2017 Wollongong Ratings Share: 1.0%
Tuesday 14th August 2018 - 11am-12pm AEST

“Fire” Peking Duk
“That’s What I Like” Bruno Mars
“Jackie Chan” Tiesto & Dzeko feat. Post Malone & Preme
“Give It Away” Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Hometown” Sheppard
“Water Under The Bridge” Adele
“Sorry Not Sorry” Demi Lovato
“In The End” Linkin Park
“Youngblood” 5 Seconds of Summer
“Dreamlover” Mariah Carey
“My Wave” Keith Urban feat. Shy Carter

As you can see above, not much musical variety across both Wollongong stations + Power FM. In fact, Wave FM doesn’t play much from the 80s these days, and is therefore becoming more & more like i98 than ever before, especially since the logo/positioner change in June. Dare I say it, I think 2Day, as well as the Caralis FM stations (eg. New FM, Real FM, Zoo FM etc), play a better music variety than Wave FM these days. Heck, I wouldn’t mind if SCA acquired at least one of the Wollongong stations, as long as it’s aligned with the Triple M Network instead of the Hit Network. :wink:

If/when 2ST converts to FM & transmit from Knights Hill, I think the musical diversity that the Illawarra region is facing for many years would be partially solved, especially for those who can’t get the Sydney stations very well.


I agree mate. There is not much choice in the Gong. That Wave Log is a shocker. :face_vomiting:


Gee I’m surprised at both the Wave and i 98 playlists… not impressed.


I must be getting old. I barely recognise any of the new songs on i98 and Power FM, lol.


Let’s just say that you don’t hear many of those new songs on Triple M Coffs Coast. :wink:

While I’m at it, the Coffs Coast does have a better variety of music formats on its commercial radio stations than the Illawarra, with Triple M playing the “Greatest Hits from the 70s to Now”, whilst Hit plays “Hits & Old School”. Throw in the fortuitous reception of Triple M Mid North Coast (via 106.7 from Kempsey) & the musical variety is even better, in which it carries a “Classic Hits” format. Caralis-owned station, 2HC, does have a classic hits format during its 12-3pm weekday local afternoon program.


Those Wollongong logs are awful!! I’d be streaming if I lived in the ‘gong.