Radio Stations - Music Logs


2GO - Loving The Variety of The Central Coast’s Greatest Hits from the 80’s to Now.
9AM Wednesday 11/02

Hoodoo Gurus - Like Wow-Wipeout!
Counting Crows / Vanessa Carlton - Big Yellow Taxi
David Bowie - Modern Love
Thirsty Merc - The Good Life
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Guns N Roses - Paradise City
Nico & Vinz / Kid Ink - That’s How You Know
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
Cold Chisel - Long Dark Road

Star 104.5 - More Music Variety.
11AM Wednesday 11/02

Bee Gees - Alone
Delta Goodrem - Wings
Matchbox 20 - Bright Lights
Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
Labrinth / Emeli Sande - Beneath Your Beautiful
Haddaway - What Is Love
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Womack & Womack - Teardrops
Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
Vance Joy - Fire & The Flood
Luther Vandross / Janet Jackson - The Best Things In Life Are Free

Comparing the two stations after 2GO’s recent music changes to go head on with Star 104.5, it’s interesting to see the more rock sounding songs on 2GO, and a very bright pop sounding song mix on Star 104.5. I think Star wins this round, and also interesting to note that local community station Coast FM will probably be benefiting from the older end of 2GO’s audience leaving after they have changed their music.

Might be off topic but in my opinion it sounds like 2GO are trying to emulate certain elements of Star. Mainly with the term “variety” in promos and station ID’s.


it’s called a “block” - why you hear little variants like KOFM Newcastle’s “Summer’s Greatest Hits, the Best in Newcastle” in promos/sweeps to smack down NewFm’s “Newcastle’s BEST Music” positioner.


I like that Star log (except Bieber, obvs). They seem to ‘out-Heart’ Heart in the UK. Good stuff.


The Funhouse with Richard Kingsmill commenced on Friday 29 January on Double J digital radio. The shows airs every Friday. The previous show is available on-demand for one week. Streaming on-line is at 96 kbps MP3. Below is the week 3 playlist, broadcast on Friday, 12 February.

7 - 8 pm

David Bowie - Jean Genie
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Underground Lovers - Your Eyes
Killers - Mr Brightside
Primal Scream - Rocks
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
1200 Techniques - Karma
Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
REM - South Central Rain
Wombats - Let’s Dance To Joy Division
US3 - Cantaloop
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Go-Betweens - Bye Bye Pride
Florence & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

8 - 9 pm

Strangeloves - I Want Candy
Rancid - Time Bomb
Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
Divinyls - Boys In Town
Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Phoenix - Lisztomania
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours!
Bodyjar - One In A Million
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Jurassic 5 - What’s Golden
Faker - This Heart Attack
Television - See No Evil
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Donna Summer - I Feel Love


If the Double J playlist was always like that, I’d listen all the time.


For something different, an insight into type of music that will be playing on 107.9FM in Sydney for two weeks from tomorrow in between about six ads on high rotation and AFTRS students plugging the nightly events in the main arena…

Show Radio: Test Transmission - Sydney, NSW
"Sydney’s Best Country"
Wednesday March 16, 2016 - 3.05pm-4.05pm (approximately) AEDST.

I’ll Be There - Sam Palladio
Crow - Sara Storer
Going Out Like That - Reba McEntire
Crazy Train - The Waifs
Bare Essentials - Lee Kernaghan
Working For The RTA - Pat Drummond
Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash
Mr. Policeman - Brad Paisley
Blue Mountain Home - The Davidson Brothers
Life Will Bring You Home - Adam Brand
Hillbilly Deluxe - Brooks & Dunn
Adam & Eve - Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
True Blue - John Williamson
Stuck In My Head - Taylor Moss
Don’t You Wish It Was True - John Fogerty
I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline

If there’s enough interest, I’ll try and do some hourly music logs of the more permanent and widely available DAB+ only stations dedicated to country music at some stage!


Here is a music log from a community radio station in Darwin that gives the commercial radio stations a good run for their money.
Territory Fm carry out a AC format with a rock edge, while Mix 104.9 carry out a female Adult Hits format and Hot100 carry out a CHR format.

104.1 Territory FM
"Darwin’s Greatest Hits"
Saturday March 26, 2016

Heaven - Live
18 and Life - Skid Row
Where The Lights Get In - Primal Scream
Other Side - RHCP
Tripping - Robbie Williams
She’s So Fine - Easy Beats
To Be In Your Eyes - The Church
Here Is Gone - Goo Goo Dolls
Solid Rock - Goanna
Song For Summer - Stereophonic
Similar Features - Melissa Etheridge - Similar Features
Mess Around - Cage The Elephant
Tuesday’s Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd


104.5 Triple M 1982 Cold 30

Schedule varies each week (but last time I checked, may not be correct) the Cold 30 aired Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday nights from 10 until midnight. Saturday nights 7 until midnight.

Hot in the City - BILLY IDOL
Industrial Disease - DIRE STRAITS
Armistice Day - MIDNIGHT OIL
Shock the Monkey - PETER GABRIEL
Just Can’t Get Enough - DEPECHE MODE
Six Months in a Leaky Boat - SPLIT ENZ
Senses Working Overtime - XTC
Do You Believe in Love? - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Goody Two Shoes - ADAM ANT
Almost with You - CHURCH
Working for the Weekend - LOVERBOY
Homosapien - PETE SHELLEY
Pressure - BILLY JOEL
One Thing - INXS
Controversy - PRINCE
Gloria - U2
Shake it Up - CARS
Only Lonely - DIVINYLS

For what it’s worth, my personal favourites would be the singles from Mondo Rock, Midnight Oil, Moving Pictures & Alan Parsons Project - less likely to be heard during normal programming.


Thanks to the wonders of internet streaming, here is the playlists from two of Grant-owned stations: 1 from VIC & 1 from TAS.

First up is 3BA from Ballarat, which was mostly a ‘classic hits’ station with some newer music when I was listening to them back in late 2003/early 2004 whilst holidaying down there. The last time I did a playlist of that station was back in April 2010 on the old MS forum, just after they started streaming for the first time. So, how does it sound these days? Let’s find out below.

3BA FM 102.3 - Ballarat, VIC
"Great Classics & Today’s Best Music"
Monday 11th April 2016 - 2-3pm AEST

“Simply Irresistible” Robert Palmer
"Happy" Pharrell Williams
"Daughter" Pearl Jam
"Kyrie" Mr Mister
"Dancing In The Storm" Boom Crash Opera
"Ahead of Myself" Jamie Lawson
"More Than a Feeling" Boston
"Young Turks" Rod Stewart
"Look What You’ve Done" Jet
"Computer Games" Mi-Sex
"Take Your Mama" Scissor Sisters

Not a bad hour from them I must say. Most parts of the Ballarat market also have the option of tuning to Gold Central Victoria on 1071AM from Maryborough or the Melbourne stations. 3BA itself can also be heard into Melbourne & Geelong, especially on a good radio.

Across the other side of Bass Strait, here’s one from LAFM in Launceston, which is also heard on 7SD in Scottsdale. The last time I did a playlist of them back in August 2013, they were sharing the same log as 7HO in Hobart. These days, they use its own separate log, with a format that is quite different from 7HO, in which the latter plays a bit more of the current Top 40 hits due to competition with the SCA stations (Heart 107.3 & hit 100.9). With 7AD & 7BU having more of a ‘classic hits’ based format, being on the AM band, it’s arguable that Northern Tasmania has better commercial radio stations than Hobart these days.

89.3 LAFM - Launceston, TAS/540 7SD - Scottsdale, TAS
"Launceston’s Best Mix"/"North East’s Best Mix"
Monday 11th April 2016 - 2-3pm AEST

“Walls Come Tumbling Down” The Style Council
"Brand New Day" Bryan Adams (a new song by him)
“Dancing With Myself” Billy Idol
"When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" Jimmy Barnes & John Farnham
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" Tears For Fears
"Seventeen" Jet
"You Get What You Give" New Radicals
"The Best" Tina Turner
"7 Years" Lukas Graham

As you can see, they don’t play many current music, with most of the playlist (on that hour at least) consisting of music from the 80s & 90s. I’d say it’s a bit more interesting than the SCA-owned Heart 107.3 in Hobart, which uses the GC log (which within listening distance of Sydney, is also heard on 2GO on the Central Coast of NSW).


Apart from the Jimmy Barnes/John Farnham song I’d say none of those playlists jump out at me. I’d be on iPod/Podcasts if I lived down there and thats the only non Top-40 station on offer.


104.5 Triple M Cold 30 1988

Stand - REM
Similar Features - MELISSA ETHERIDGE
Boys Will Be Boys - CHOIRBOYS
Oh Yeah (1988 version) - YELLO
Just Like Paradise - DAVID LEE ROTH
Teardrops - WOMACK & WOMACK
Should’ve Known Better - RICHARD MARX
Nothin’ But a Good Time - POISON
Don’t Be Cruel - CHEAP TRICK
Surfing With the Alien (Instrumental) - JOE SATRIANI
Age of Reason - JOHN FARNHAM
Hungry Eyes - ERIC CARMEN
Underneath the Radar - UNDERWORLD
Driving Wheels - JIMMY BARNES
Streets of your Town - GO BETWEENS
All Fired Up - PAT BENATAR
Put Down that Weapon - MIDNIGHT OIL
Hazy Shade of Winter - BANGLES
Wild World - MAXI PRIEST
Copperhead Road - STEVE EARLE


yes please! :smiley:


There were some great songs back then;1987-1988)


Sorry, but the inclusion of Kokomo taints that whole list :grimacing:.

Nice that “Surfing With The Alien” got a run (outside backup tapes/filler music)!


104.5 Triple M Cold 30 1985

Broadcast Saturday night commercial-free, following the commentary of the Western Bulldogs desecration of the Brisbane Lions.

California Girls - DAVID LEE ROTH
Don’t Come Around Here No More - TOM PETTY & HEARTBREAKERS
I Would Die to Be With you Tonight - JIMMY BARNES
Raspberry Beret - PRINCE & REVOLUTION (1958 - 2016 - Rest in Peace, champion)
Lady Don’t Mind - TALKING HEADS
These Dreams - HEART
Like Wow, Wipeout - HOODOO GURUS
All She Wants to Do is Dance - DON HENLEY
Man in Motion (St Elmo’s Fire) - JOHN PARR
Dancing on the Jetty - INXS
Barbados - MODELS
Money’s Too Tight to Mention - SIMPLY RED
Power of Love - HUEY LEWIS & NEWS
Would I Lie to You - EURYTHMICS
Some Like it Hot - POWER STATION (featuring Robert Palmer)
You’re Only Human (Second Wind) - BILLY JOEL
Old Man is Down the Road - JON FOGERTY
Walls Come Tumbling Down - STYLE COUNCIL
Gimme Some Loving - GANG GAJANG
You Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record Baby) - DEAD OR ALIVE
No Promises - ICEHOUSE
Just Another Night - MICK JAGGER
No-one is to Blame - HOWARD JONES
Can’t Fight this Feeling - REO SPEEDWAGON
If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free - STING


I heard most of that while driving empty back from Noosa. Luved it :+1:


Ah this supports my theory that music peaked in 1984 through 1986. :slight_smile:


From Grant Broadcasters thread:

Somewhat inspired by the above post, I decided to survey an hour this morning on comparing 7HO with Hit100.9. I was going to throw in Heart 107.3 as well, which would cover across all of Hobart’s 3 commercial stations, but they’re doing the “A-Z of Greatest Hits” (which started today), which wouldn’t be a fair representation of their normal format, especially when the other two aren’t doing anything special.
FYI, I’ve compared Hit100.9 & Heart 107.3 with 101.3 Sea FM & 2GO respectively (which I can get on FM in Sydney), and can confirm that they’re both indeed carrying the same log, which originates from the Gold Coast.

101.7 7HOFM - Hobart, TAS
"Hobart’s Best Music"
Tuesday 26th April 2016 - 11am-12pm AEST

“The Girl Is Mine” 99 Souls feat. Destiny’s Child
"How You Remind Me" Nickelback
"All Summer Long" Kid Rock
"Pillowtalk" Zayn
"New Year’s Day" U2
"Roar" Katy Perry
"One of Us" Joan Osborne
"Love Foolosophy" Jamiroquai
"I Took a Plane to Ibiza" Mike Posner
"Saturday Night" Cold Chisel

Hit100.9 - Hobart, TAS
"Hits & Old School"
Tuesday 26th April 2016 - 11am-12pm AEST

“Work From Home” Fifth Harmony
"Dangerous Woman" Ariana Grande
"Dani California" Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Fast Car" Tobtok
"Rock Bottom" Hailee Steinfeld
"Dance Off" Macklemore
"She Will Be Loved" Maroon 5
"Never Forget You" Zara Larsson
"Kiss It Better" Rihanna
"Lonely Boy" The Black Keys
"I Hate You, I Love You" Gnash
"Secret Love Song" Little Mix
"Times Like These" Foo Fighters

I remember when I was in Hobart back in July 2007, Heart 107.3 was mostly a ‘classic hits’ station with some newer music thrown in, whilst HO (as it was known then) had an AC format, and Sea (as it was known then) had a ‘hit music’ format. IMO, Hobart commercial radio was in a better state back then compared to now, with more musical diversity across the stations.
These days, you would get better music variety across commercial stations in markets like Cairns, Townsville & Canberra than you would in Hobart.


HOFM should be taken out the back and shot.


That is similar to what Hot 91 runs on the Sunshine Coast. It’s awful. Glad I’m not the only one who thinks so.