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Coast FM, Auckland
’Coast’s New Years Eve Love The Music Top 100 Countdown’
31st December 2018/1st January 2019
9:00pm - 10:00pm (AEST)/11:00pm - 12:00am (NZST)

Continuing from NRN11’s log:

Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (had a singalong)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Africa - Toto
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Hello - Adele (this surprised me actually)
Hotel California - Eagles (this didn’t surprise me)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (just ends as it starts playing next to me on Gold!)

And 2019 begins in New Zealand! As a bonus, the first song that began on Coast in 2019 was Don’t You Want Me by the Human League.


Double J
31st December 2018
~9-10pm AEDT

Runnin’ - The Pharcyde
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Debaser - Pixies
Downtown Shutdown - The Presets
Fall - Single Gun Theory
Sing It Back - Moloko
Go - The Chemical Brothers / Q-Tip
I Got Burned - The Bamboos / Tim Rogers
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ - Scissor Sisters
Solitude Is Bliss - Tame Impala :+1::+1:
It’s Tricky - Run-D.M.C.
Love Is Free - Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique / Maluca
! (The Song Formerly Known As) - Regurgitator :+1:
Hung Up - Madonna


Doesn’t seem to be many stations with special NYE playlists tonight, a lot seems to be just the normal. KIIS, Fox and Nova not playing anything out of the ordinary. I might do a Triple M Melbourne one if no one is doing that already.


Power 100 Townsville “Everything Rocks”
31st December 2018
11pm-12am EDST

Call Me - Blondie
I Alone - Live
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Natural - Imagine Dragons
So Far Away - Dire Straits
Bitter Tears - INXS
Rocket - Def Leppard
Nips Are Getting Bigger - Mental As Anything
Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
The Line - Foo Fighters
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Yellow - Coldplay


The Triple M metros doing a nice montage as always to end the year, into U2 - New Year’s Day


Time to head to the AEDT Timezone, and for something different it’s off to Hobart. With the old Heart FM being MMM’ified into the dull playlist that the regional MMM’s are known for (Hobart is considered regional in the MMM network, although they seemed to be local until 4PM when I was down there last), we go to a station that at least is local in more than just name.


10:01: The Angels – We Gotta Get Out of This Place
10:05: George Michael – Freedom ‘90
10:12: Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
10:15: Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road :face_vomiting:
10:18: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Running Down A Dream :grin:
10:22: Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You :unamused:
10:26: Bob Seger – Old Time Rock N Roll
10:30: Aston Merrygold – Get Stupid (I wonder if that’s the slogan most PD’s and MD’s use for regional radio these days to describe audiences?)
10:33: Divinyls – Science Fiction
10:36: Ace of Base – The Sign
10:39: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
10:46: Cee Lo Green – Forget You (there is another version of this which I’m sure MD’s and PD’s of regional stations tell listeners when they complain about the amount of networked shows on what is supposedly their local station)
10:49: Escape Club – Wild Wild West
10:53: Aerosmith – Love in an Elevator
10:58: Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
11:02: Cars – Shake It Up
11:06: Calvin Harris feat Rihanna – This Is What You Came For :face_vomiting:
11:09: Guns n Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
11:16: Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
11:20: ALT & The Lost Civilisation - Tequila (Flogged weekly on RNB Fridays)
11:23: Pink - Get The Party Started :face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting:
11:27: Dire Straits - Twisting By The Pool
11:30: Outkast - Hey Ya :cold_face: (Signifying that this song is cooler than cool, ICE COLD if you will…)
11:34: Dee Lite - Groove is in the Heart :frowning:
11:37: Salt N Pepa - Push It
11:41: Hoodoo Gurus - Good Times
11:44: Imagine Dragons - Thunder :face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting:
11:47: Jennifer Lopez - Let’s Get Loud
11:51: Prince - 1999
11:55: AC/DC - Long Way To The Top
Final minute counted down, with plenty of song lines with the word TIME in it, a bagpipe heavy Auld Lang Syne brings in the new year


Jimmy Barnes/INXS - Good Times the next song played.


Going local, and the only non SCA station playing music is the Gladstone based 4CC

1584AM Rockhampton

8:00: Ben E King – Stand By Me (For the Melbourne Victory Fans?)
8:03: U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
8:07: Pilot – January (well it will be!)
8:10: Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man
8:14: Tina Arena – Chains
8:18: Paul Kelly – Dumb Things
8:21: Billy Joel – Allentown
8:24: Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
8:28: Journey – Don’t Stop Believin
8:31: AD BREAK (plugs for breakfast show, Harvey Norman etc)
8:35: David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
8:39: Prince – Raspberry Beret
8:43: Bob Welch - Ebony Eyes
8:46: Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons – Shape I’m In
8:49: Counting Crows/Vanessa Carlton – Big Yellow Taxi :face_vomiting::face_vomiting:
8:53: 10cc – Rubber Bullets
8:56: AD BREAK (top 1000 countdown plug, Clark rubber, spring and suspension outlet, entertainment centre open day)
8:59: Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
9:02: Joe Cocker – The Letter
9:07: Cars – Tonight She Comes
9:11: Mental As Anything – The Nips Are Getting Bigger
9:14: INXS – Beautiful Girl
9:17: AD BREAK (On This Day plug, windscreens, homewares etc)
9:20: Bee Gees – More Than a Woman
9:23: Crowded House – Something So Strong
9:26: Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
9:30: Sir Elton John – Crocodile Rock
9:34: AD BREAK (Breakfast show plug, 4X4 shop. Home loan provider, security doors)
9:37: Goanna – Solid Rock
9:41: Coldplay – Viva La Vida
9:45: Genesis – In Too Deep
9:50: Big Pig – Breakaway
9:54: Heart – All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You (At this point the reception through my AM radio was poor, had to switch to phone backup, this was restored shortly after)
9:57: AD BREAK (Program/station promo, funeral provider, Elders Rural, water coolers, Schnitz, solar provider)
10:00: Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
10:04: Cold Chisel – Saturday Night
10:08: Sweet – Fox On the Run
10:12: Bananarama – Venus
10:15: John Mayer – No Such Thing
10:19: AD BREAK (Station promo, Harvey Norman, Schnitz, Ken O’Dowd election ad)
10:22: Australian Crawl – Oh No Not You Again
10:27: Michael Jackson – Billie Jean :sleeping:
10:31: Guns n Roses – Knocking on Heavens Door
10:36: A-Ha – Take On Me
10:40: AD BREAK
10:43: Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
10:47: Eagles – Desperado
10:50: John Lennon – Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
10:53: Tom Petty – Running Down a Dream
10:58: AD BREAK (including another Ken O’Dowd fluff ad)
11:00: Queen – Another One Bites The Dust
11:04: Smashmouth - I’m A Believer :grimacing:
11:07: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
11:12: Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
11:16: Madonna - Into the Groove :unamused:
11:20: AD BREAK (station promos, Optus, solar company, entertainment centre open day)
11:23: Masters Apprentices - Because I Love You
11:27: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax :sleeping:
11:31: Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
11:35: Fleetwood Mac - Sara
11:41: AD BREAK (station promo with the ex breakfast host moving to mornings/early afternoons, botanical gardens “what’s on” spot, Clark Rubber and others)
11:44: Billy Idol - Hot In The City
11:48: Ronan Keating - Lovin Each Day
11:51: U2 - Beautiful Day
11:55: Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary
11:59: The Hollies - Bus Stop

As the last song played, the new year became a reality. No fanfare, just HAPPY NEW YEAR QUEENSLAND.


To the top end, and a station that is probably giving less attention to New Year’s Eve to almost any other for a reason that you’ll see in this log…


10:32: Pretenders – Back on the Chain Gang
10:36: Pete Murray – Opportunity
10:40: AD BREAK (360 show promo, Joyce Mayne, Palm City Resort, taxi, pub)
10:42: Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
10:45: Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass :face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting:
10:49: Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm :grinning:
10:52: Michelle Branch/Santana – I’m Feeling You
10:56: AD BREAK (Tyre shop, cleaning service read by John Laws)
10:58: NEWS (Macquarie National News, seemingly the 9PM ADST bulletin) :face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::rage::rage::rage:
11:02: Phil Collins – I Wish It Would Rain Down
11:07: Linkin Park – In The End
11:11: Eurogliders – Heaven Must Be There
11:14: Little River Band – The Night Owls (well some of us certainly are)
11:19: D:Ream – U R The Best Thing
11:23: The Veronicas – If You Love Someone
11:26: AD BREAK (Flooring shop, Toyota)
11:28: AC/DC – Thunderstruck
11:33: Milky - Just the Way You Are :roll_eyes:
11:36: AD BREAK (Mower World, plant hire company, building supply outlet, Optus store recycled from Christmas, plumber, resort)
11:39: Cheap Trick - Don’t Be Cruel (I wish this station heeded this song’s title with the ad breaks and news bulletin)
11:42: Morgan Evans - Daydrunk :rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting:
11:45: Foo Fighters - Everlong
11:50: Katy Perry - Firework :slightly_frowning_face:
11:53: Green Day - Warning
11:57: John Waite - Missing You

Again with seemingly little fanfare, HAPPY NEW YEAR NT

They then throw to a Fitzy and Wippa best of show, with the next song Bryan Adams - Thought I Died and Gone to Heaven


I agree the NYE playlists on 2Day, KIIS and Nova were pretty much their standard playlist nothing to get you excited for NYE. I remember Nova and 2Day used to play more dance mixes on NYE.
Of the commercials Hit regionals had the best playlist.

I flicked between Triple J, Sea Fm, and streamed Radio 1 and Slam Fm Netherlands who had some good 2018 mixes.

Later this morning I will stream Radio 1 in the lead up to their New Years Day.


Haven’t listened to the next station on the list since it was KIIS’ified, but perhaps on this night it may be worth revisiting. To complete the Australian leg of the journey it’s time to go to Perth.


joined in progress of KISS - I Was Made For Loving You (oh the irony)
10:36: Rogue Traders - Voodoo Child
10:40: Jimmy Barnes - I’d Die to be With You Tonight
10:44: The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
10:47: Bon Jovi - It’s My Life
10:50: Diesel - Tip of My Tongue (and if you don’t want to know the score, look away now)
10:55: Duran Duran - Rio
10:58: Train - Hey Soul Sister :face_vomiting:
11:02: Icehouse - Electric Blue
11:06: Matchbox Twenty - Unwell
11:09: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
11:16: Eurythmics - Love is a Stranger
11:20: Divinyls - I Touch Myself
11:23: David Lee Roth - California Girls
11:26: Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
11:29: Eagles - Hotel California
11:35: Pink - Raise Your Glass :face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting::face_vomiting:
11:39: The Cure - In Between Days
11:41: INXS - Disappear
11:45: Black Keys - Gold on the Ceiling
11:49: Jimmy Nail - Aint No Doubt
11:53: Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
11:56: Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

The countdown was only 10 seconds rather than a minute on many other nationwide stations. Bit of guitar Auld Lang Syne brought in the New Year. Dragon - Celebration was the first song played following 3 minutes of the guitar solo.

If this list is similar or exactly what the KIIS stations around the other metro stations had, feel free to indicate this. Seems to me to see out the year with a reasonably slow Phil Collins song is odd when in past years they’ve gone with songs like The Final Countdown or Celebration. Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

I may be awake early enough to do a South African log, we shall see how much energy I have or how well I respond to alarms. I have to be up by about 6:00 AEST to time it so I can log about 90 minutes.

Random Radio

Owned and operated by Grant Broadcasters, is as Networked as the others.
Also, Triple M had Brett Marley on between 6pm-midnight NYE, he’s as local as they come.


Had a listen to Edge 102.5 today to note down a log and to also see how appalling it really is:

Edge 102.5, Deniliquin
’Better Music And More Of It’ (certainly debatable)
18th January 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEDT)

Stay - Rihanna/Mikky Ekko
Whatta Man - Salt-N-Pepa
A Million Dreams - Pink
Sunsets - Powderfinger :+1:
Coming Home - Sheppard :-1:
That's When I Think Of You - 1927
Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon :-1: (wish this song could die)
Walk Alone - Rudimental/Tom Walker
Killing Me Softly - Fugees
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry :-1:
Never Be The Same - Camila Cabello
Hot In Here - Nelly (thought I had just tuned into 'R&B Fridays' on the Hit Network)

The playlist is worse than I expected with a lot of safe music, despite my extremely low initial expectations. Certainly a lot of pop music featured in the playlist, the only song which I enjoyed was the Powderfinger number.


Yeah, that’s definitely an ordinary playlist! I would have just given up on doing the music log and switched stations, lol. :stuck_out_tongue:

“Sunsets” is an interesting choice of song. If the station wanted to play a Powderfinger song, i’m surprised that they didn’t go with “My Happiness” or “Baby I’ve Got You (On My Mind)” instead!


Amazingly, i’ve still got the station on right now! I was actually getting irritated near the end, so I put on some decent music on YouTube, pausing when another song came on the radio and noted it down! Thankfully did not miss any songs.

Sunsets is a very Triple M song, have heard it a few times on MMM Melbourne. Was quite pleased to hear it again, always takes me back to the mid 2000s! It probably wouldn’t be played on regional MMM up here though, the playlist is quite poor and bland.

I’ll see whether I can get a log of MMM Goulburn Valley before I go back to Melbourne on Sunday.


I agree, it’s a shocker.
This is why I pull my business add off the radio when ACE took over.
They will not listen to anyone’s feedback. All I got told is their so called programmers have done their research and they said this is the music that everyone wants to listen too :joy:


Comparing the Sydney Hot AC stations today: 2Day/KIIS/Nova

2Day FM 104.1, Sydney
'More Music, More Variety’

21st January 2019
10:00am-11:00am (AEDT)

10:00 One More Time- Daft Punk
10:04 Tequila- Dan + Shay
10:07 Waiting For Tonight- Jennifer Lopez
10:11 Hey Brother- Avicii
10:15 I’ll Be Your Shelter- Taylor Dayne
10:18 Miss California- Dante Thomas
10:21 Promises- Calvin Harris
10:25 Mr Jones- Counting Crows
10:29 Dj Got Us Fallin In Love- Usher
10:33 Another Day In Paradise- Phil Collins
10:37 Fighter- Christina Aguilera
10:41 Rise- Jonas Blue
10:45 Zombie- The Cranberries
10:48 Marry You- Bruno Mars
10:52 Flashdance- Irene Cara
10:56 Signs- Snoop Dogg
11:02 Shotgun- George Ezra

KIIS 1065, Sydney
'Sydney’s #1 Hit Music Station’

21st January 2019
10:00am-11:00am (AEDT)

10:04 Nothing Breaks Like A Heart- Mark Ronson
10:09 Team- Lorde
10:13 Body- Loud Luxury
10:15 Ocean- Martin Garrix
10:19 Oops!.. I Did It Again- Britney Spears
10:23 The Rhythm Of The Night- Corona
10:26 Bad Liar- Imagine Dragons
10:31 One Last Time- Ariana Grande
10:34 Rewrite The Stars- James Arthur
10:37 Better Now- Post Malone
10:41 Need You Now- Lady Antebellum
10:44 Without Me- Halsey
10:47 Remind Me To Forget- Kygo
10:50 U & Ur Hand- Pink
10:54 Dancing With A Stranger- Sam Smith
10:56 One Kiss- Calvin Harris

Nova 96.9, Sydney
'The Greatest Hits Workday’

21st January 2019
10:00am-11:00am (AEDT)

10:01 The Greatest Show- Panic! At The Disco
10:04 Everybody (Backstreets Back)- Backstreet Boys
10:08 Only Girl (In The World)- Rihanna
10:11 Body- Loud Luxury
10:13 Just Dance- Lady Gaga
10:17 Finesse- Bruno Mars
10:20 Before I Go- Guy Sebastian
10:23 Pump It- Black Eyed Peas
10:27 Closer- The Chainsmokers
10:31 Love Someone- Lukas Graham
10:35 Dynamite- Taio Cruz
10:39 Born To Be Yours- Kygo
10:42 Never Forget You- Zara Larsson
10:46 Sunflower- Post Malone
10:48 Toxic- Britney Spears
10:52 Ocean- Martin Garrix
10:56 One Kiss- Calvin Harris

Few Observations: One Kiss was played at around a similar time on KIIS as it was on Nova, same goes for Loud Luxury’s Body. Nonetheless, any thoughts?

Random Radio

This is a format that some of the regional Hit FM stations should be looking at.


I talked about this in the Nova thread late last week and this is a continuation of this. What’s worse, Fitzy and Wippa also played both those songs between 6am and 7am this morning. :weary:

They’re playing music from six months ago. The Edge has about twenty new songs that they’ve been playing in the past two weeks. I think Nova plays about three of them and will probably be playing half a dozen more in about three months time.

They’re no longer the place where new music breaks. They will only play new music from tried and tested artists like Sam Smith and Ariana Grande. They won’t play anything that’s a bit different like David Guetta/Bebe Rexha, DJ Snake and Rufus Du Sol.


Absolutely! Especially with all the talk and sport on Triple M


I know right

Exactly, it’s so frustrating, almost as frustrating as these comments:

That is simply an excuse radio execs make up so they can play ‘Greatest Hits’ or ‘Old School Anthems’, we don’t want that… and I was only using the Top 40 as a generalisation. What I really mean is, cut out the constant repetition of Old School and Greatest Hits, and replace those songs with the Top 80 on the ARIA chart or something like that. Because currently only half or less than half of those Top 80 songs are getting played because the other half aren’t from ‘mainstream artists’!