Radio Stations - Music Logs


These following links should answer your question. :slight_smile:

I imagine that Smooth Brisbane on DAB+ carries the same log as its Sydney/Melbourne station, just on an hour delay (at least between October & April). The same goes for its DAB-only Adelaide (1/2 hour delay) & Perth (2-3 hour delay) stations.


Summer 1,000 countdown - 2 weeks of zero repetition Zinc 96.1 - “voted by you”

RDS log from this morning and afternoon.

08:22:14 Don’t Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
08:24:41 The Devil Went Down To Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
08:36:50 Crazy - Seal
08:41:08 Song For Guy - Elton John
08:56:09 Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
09:06:51 3 A.M. - Matchbox 20
09:10:46 Working For The Man - Roy Orbison
09:13:12 Last Train To London - Electric Light Orchestra
09:17:45 My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
09:21:09 You’re A Friend Of Mine - Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne
09:26:09 Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas
09:29:53 Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
09:34:41 Substitute - The Who
09:38:29 There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My - Eurythmics
09:44:16 I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown & The Famous Flames
09:47:00 All I Want Is You - U2
09:51:41 Walkin’ On The Sun - Smash Mouth
09:55:08 Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
09:58:59 Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D’arby
10:03:03 Looking For Clues - Robert Palmer
10:07:54 Tears of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
10:11:13 The Sign - Ace Of Base
10:14:22 Make It With You - Bread
10:17:18 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
10:20:53 Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung
10:29:21 Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
10:32:25 One Way Road - The John Butler Trio
10:35:30 Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
10:46:17 Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen
10:50:25 Open Up Your Heart - G Wayne Thomas
10:54:11 Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara
11:05:48 It’s Only The Beginning - Deborah Conway
11:10:38 You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
11:14:44 Say Goodbye To Hollywood - Billy Joel
11:18:28 Heartache Tonight - The Eagles
11:23:06 A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
11:31:05 Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
11:34:03 Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
11:36:53 I Don’t Want To Talk About It - Rod Stewart
12:11:35 Ironic - Alanis Morissette
12:12:04 Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
12:16:04 No Milk Today - Herman’s Hermits
12:18:54 As The Days Go By - Daryl Braithwaite
12:22:43 Revolution - The Beatles
12:30:00 Afternoon Delight - The Starland Vocal Band
12:33:15 Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
12:36:41 Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
12:44:25 Shout To The Top - The Style Council
12:47:42 Pinball Wizard - The Who
12:50:46 Magic Woman Touch - The Hollies
12:53:52 Barbados - The Models
13:05:01 Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
13:09:40 Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
13:13:55 A Little Ray of Sunshine - Axiom
13:17:33 Slipping Away - Max Merrit & The Meteors
13:22:39 I’ve Been Thinking About You - Londonbeat
13:30:36 Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
13:35:46 Four Walls - Cold Chisel
13:38:09 Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
13:45:24 Eternal Flame - The Bangles
13:49:00 Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
13:53:18 Allentown - Billy Joel
14:04:18 Ma Baker - Boney M
14:08:17 Streets Of Your Town - The Go Betweens
14:11:34 Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats
14:14:11 Diamonds - Chris Rea
14:18:38 Easy - Faith No More
14:26:05 Computer Games - Mi-Sex
14:29:55 Georgia - Vance Joy
14:33:44 Drift Away - Dobie Gray
14:41:28 It’s Raining Again - Supertramp
14:45:28 Don’t You Know It’s Magic - John Farnham
14:49:24 I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
14:52:25 I Try - Macy Gray
15:04:00 Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds
15:07:46 All By Myself - Eric Carmen
15:11:58 Honey, Honey - ABBA
15:12:39 Honey, Honey - ABBA
15:15:06 Fields of Gold - Sting
15:18:40 She’s Not There - Santana
15:22:07 Cats In The Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe
15:30:28 Spinning Wheel - Blood Sweat & Tears
15:32:58 Dreamin’ - Cliff Richard
15:36:22 Bitter Sweet Symphony (edit) - The Verve

They are up to about 780 (somehow)


Given the above posts, I’ve decided to monitor an hour of both of the aforementioned stations, thanks to the wonders of RadioApp.

Here they are below.

102.9 Hot Tomato - Gold Coast, QLD
"Gold Coast’s Best Music from the 80s to Now"
Tuesday, 20th December 2016 - 10-11am AEST (ie. QLD time)

“Moves Like Jagger” Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
"Heathens" Twenty One Pilots
"Angels" Robbie Williams
"Dark Necessities" Red Hot Chili Peppers
"If You Leave" OMD
"Hello" Adele
"Stranger" Peking Duk feat. Elliphant
"Minority" Green Day
"Perfect Strangers" Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper
"Shake Up Christmas" Train
"Tonight She Comes" The Cars

101.7 7HO FM - Hobart, TAS
"Hobart’s Best Music"/"100% Hobart"
Tuesday, 20th December 2016 - 11am-12pm AEDT

“Don’t Let Me Down” The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
"Forgotten Years" Midnight Oil
"Set Fire To The Rain" Adele
"Shout Out To My Ex" Little Mix
"Sanctify Yourself" Simple Minds
"White Christmas" John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John
"Joyride" Roxette
"Dakota" Stereophonics
"Shed a Light" Robin Schulz & David Guetta feat. Cheat Codes
"Heaven" Bryan Adams


Out of the 2 playlists there is only 1 song I like. Roxette. The rest are awful.


Both playlists are pretty bad. If I had to pick one, it would be 7HO FM.


At least in Hobart, you also have the option of 107.3 Triple M, which plays the “Greatest Hits from the 80s to Now”. As for the Gold Coast, there is plenty of other options available apart from the two SCA stations (Gold & Sea), such as Community Radio, Rebel, Breeze & the Brisbane stations.


Very true mate


What is the current state of Wollongong’s two commercial stations, as far as playlist goes? To find out, I did an hour log of theirs.

For reference, here’s one from November last year (reposted onto the new forum in April): Radio Stations - Music Logs

And how they’re sounding now:

96.5 Wave FM - Wollongong, NSW
"80s to Now" (their secondary positioner is “Illawarra’s #1 station for hits”)
Thursday, 22nd December 2016 - 10-11am AEDT

“Closer” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
"As Long As You Love Me" Backstreet Boys
"Dark Necessities" Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyonce
"Dancing On My Own (Tiesto Remix)" Callum Scott
"Dumb Things" Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
"I Feel It Coming" The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
"I’m Not The Only One" Sam Smith
"Setting The World On Fire" Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
"Crazy" Seal
"All My Friends" Snakehips feat. Tinashe

i98FM - Wollongong, NSW
"Feel Good Music Variety"
Thursday, 22nd December 2016 - 10-11am AEDT

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” Beyonce
"Say You Won’t Let Go" James Arthur
"Rockabye" Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
"Last Christmas" Wham!
“Sorry” Justin Bieber
"Wake Me Up" Jessica Mauboy
"Only Wanna Be With You" Hootie & The Blowfish
"Starboy" The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
"Big Girls Don’t Cry" Fergie
"Into You" Ariana Grande
"Stitches" Shawn Mendes
"I Miss You" Blink 182

As you can see, Wave FM now only plays one 80s track, as well as only two 90s track, at least during that hour, which would imply that the station is moving more & more towards being a Top 40 station, with not much pre-00s music being played. With that in mind, I wouldn’t be surprised if Wave will drop 80s music from their playlist in a few years time. Also, you might notice that both Wave & i98 played “Single Ladies” within 15 minutes of each other. It’s also worth noting that both stations played a song by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk almost simultaneously, albeit it was two different songs, but still…

If anything, Wollongong is truly the Top 40 capital of Australia. If you’re not really into that, then the ABC or the Sydney stations (which can be a bit difficult to pick up in parts) are really the only other options in the region.

Random Radio

Triple M Brisbane’s “Cold 30” from 1982 which aired tonight from 6 but only seemed to play 22 songs before switching to a Cold 30 from 1986

Coming Down - Angels
Centerfold - J Geils Band
You Got Nothing I Want - Cold Chisel
Shake It Up - Cars
Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
Great Southern Land - Icehouse
Maneater - Hall and Oats
We Can’t Be Beaten - Rose Tattoo
A Town Called Malice - The Jam
I Ran - Flock Of Seagulls
Dirty Creature - Split Enz
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
More Then This - Roxy Music
Short Memory - Midnight Oil
Just can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode
If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick
Private Investigations - Dire Straits
Don’t Change - INXS
Don’t You Want Me - Human League
Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
What About Me - Moving Pictures


I feel sorry for everyone in the Gong if thats all they have to listen to. What utterly awful playlists!


Can you pick up any of the Sydney radio stations in the Gong? If not I really feel sorry for people in the Gong.


In most parts, yes, especially in areas along the coast and/or with a good view towards the north. In fact, I’ve seen a few buildings in the region where they have external FM antennas aimed north towards Sydney to pick up FM stations from there.

So do I. It’s sad to think that a large number of places in regional areas that have a smaller population than Wollongong have better music variety across its local commercial music radio stations than themselves. For example, Nowra, just an hour’s drive south of Wollongong, has better music variety across both 2ST (classic hits) & Power FM (Top 40/Rock).

Perhaps the best hope for radio listeners in Wollongong is if/when 2ST converts their main service to FM & transmit from Knights Hill, therefore giving Gong listeners a non-Top 40 commercial FM station, albeit fortuitously (but more easier to pick up than the Sydney stations).

After researching the two Wollongong stations over the space of an hour, as well as the 7HO log that I did the other day, I’ve come to the conclusion that the SCA’s regional Triple M “Greatest Hits” stations are not too bad by comparison, despite them sounding rather generic with their playlists being heard across a large number of stations. For example, I would rather listen to Triple M over 7HO whilst in Hobart.


Thanks TV-Expert. I do agree with you about the Triple M “Greatest Hits” format. Triple M “Greatest Hits” stations are the only regional station that I listen to these days. If I am in the Rebel territory I’ll listen to Rebel FM.


So another NYE is upon us and so begins a number of logs bringing in the new year from across the ditch and around Australia. We start in Auckland NZ where the stream quality on my tablet is about as good as a restaurant before Gordon Ramsay rescues them in Kitchen Nightmares, although I’m able to use VLC player to stream it choppily. It wasn’t until I switched to TuneIn where the stream improved to something listenable.

Times NZDT unless stated
Replaying the top 10 songs from a top 1500 countdown

Join midway through Foo Fighters - Everlong which was #11
10:46PM: Guns N Roses - November Rain (Axl’s jerk off)
10:54 PM: Metallica - Enter Sandman
11:00 PM: Tool - Stinkfish
11:05 PM: Shihad - Home Again
11:08 PM: RATM - Killing In The Name (if you don’t know what RATM stands for, stay away from Rohan Connolly on Twitter for starters…)
11:13 PM: Tool - Sober
11:18 PM: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (Otto Mann’s playing of that song started him on the road to being fired from driving the bus, well that and the fact he wore someone else’s undies but that may be enough Simpsons references for now)
11:28 PM: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
11:36 PM: Metallica - One (which was at #2)
11:43 PM: Metallica - Master of Puppets (#1 in their Rock 1500)
11:52 PM: Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
11:56 PM: Puddle of Mudd - Control
11:59 PM: The Strypes - A Good Night’s Sleep and a Cab Fare Home

No fanfare to bring in the new year on this station, but Happy New Year nonetheless New Zealand!


Back to the mainland of Australia, and representing the East Coast Daylight Savings states actually isn’t a state. We go to the Capital, and Canberra’s Mix 106.3


Join midway through Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
10:21 PM: Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling :disappointed:
10:25 PM: George Michael - Freedom '90 (RIP)
10:29 PM: INXS - Disappear
10:33 PM: Elvis Presley - Burning Love
10:36 PM: Tina Turner - (Simply) The Best
10:40 PM: Junior Senior - Move Your Body
10:43 PM: Warrant - Cherry Pie
10:46 PM: Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton - Islands In the Stream
10:50 PM: The Veronicas - In My Blood
10:54 PM: AC/DC - It’s a Long Way To The Top (If You Want to Rock and Roll)
10:58 PM: Bananarama - I Want You Back
11:02 PM: Destiny’s Child - Bootylicious
11:05 PM: Prince (& New Power Generation) - Cream (RIP)
11:09 PM: ZZ Top - Legs
11:14 PM: Alicia Bridges - I Love the Nightlife (Priscilla Queen of the Desert remix)
11:17 PM: ABBA - Dancing Queen
11:21 PM: Noiseworks - No Lies
11:25 PM: Mark Ronson (feat Bruno Mars) - Uptown Funk
11:29 PM: AC/DC - Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)
11:33 PM: Tone Loc - Wild Thing
11:37 PM: Michael Jackson - Blame it on the Boogie
11:41 PM: Beach Boys - Kokomo
11:44 PM: Pussycat Dolls - Don’t 'Cha
11:48 PM: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit :unamused:
11:53 PM: Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night

Countdown begins at 2:30, montage includes Leo Di Caprio winning his Oscar, Brangelina split, Prince/Bowie/Gene Wilder passing away, Trump/Turnbull winning elections, Brexit, Pokemon Go, Samsung Galaxy Note 7/census debacle, Doggies/Cronulla flags, Olympics…



First post for 2017.

Now I’ve got the 2nd.


Representing South Australia on tonight’s parade is MMM Adelaide…

31 DECEMBER 2016
All Request NYE

Join during a less poppy remixed version of B52s - Love Shack, which actually makes the original version sound good (which it isn’t)
10:47 PM: David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (RIP)
10:52 PM: Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
10:56 PM: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
11:01 PM: Green Day - American Idiot
11:04 PM: Kenny Loggins - Footloose (requested by a listener from Port Lincoln)
11:08 PM: Angels - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again (go on, you know you want to)
11:11 PM: U2 - Everlasting Love
11:15 PM: Foo Fighters - Everlong
11:19 PM: Transvision Vamp - I Don’t Care
11:23 PM: Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
11:28 PM: Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood
11:32 PM: RHCP - By The Way (Surely you know what RHCP stands for)
11:36 PM: Vapors - Turning Japanese
11:40 PM: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
11:45 PM: Europe - The Final Countdown (Little Early for this isn’t it?)
11:49 PM: Bon Jovi - It’s My Life
11:53 PM: AC/DC - It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock n Roll)

Montage into new year begins at 11:58 PM, Montage includes Death of Mohammad Ali/Glen Frey/Max Walker/Bowie/Prince/Gene Wilder, Then follows exact path as Canberra’s ending to the year.



Same playlist as what Triple M Brisbane have run with tonight


Going almost as local as I can get for the next one in an effort to avoid the SC relays. This is Queensland’s representative, and I believe the first time I’ve done this station since it changed back from Zinc 2 years ago.

31 December 2016

10:15 PM: Foreigner - Waiting for a Girl Like You
10:19 PM: Pointer Sisters - Fire
10:22 PM: Steam - Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Bay 13’s farewell song as another drunk is evicted)
10:27 PM: Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze (Where is it? Bloody Humid up here tonight)
10:30 PM: Allniters - Montego Bay
10:33 PM: Mamas & Papas - Creeque Alley
10:37 PM: Smokie - Oh Carol
10:40 PM: The Box Tops - The Letter
10:42 PM: Dire Straits - Lady Writer
10:46 PM: Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
10:50 PM: Gilbert O’Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
10:53 PM: Drummond - Daddy Cool
10:56 PM: Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
11:00 PM: AULD LANG SYNE!!! (Obviously a networked feed from somewhere south of Qld)
11:04 PM: Cold Chisel - Bow River
11:08 PM: David Lee Roth - Just Like Paradise
11:12 PM: Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
11:17 PM: UB40 - Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
11:20 PM: Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart
11:25 PM: Promises - Baby It’s You
11:29 PM: Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
11:33 PM: AD BREAK (Promo, Terri Irwin wildlife warriors spiel)
11:35 PM: Rob Thomas - This is How a Heart Breaks :rage:
11:38 PM: Counting Crows - Mr Jones
11:43 PM: Ted Mulry Gang - Julia
11:45 PM: Robbie Williams - Feel
11:49 PM: Bob Seger - We’ve Got Tonight
11:53 PM: Bryan Adams - Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven
11:59 PM: Fleetwood Mac - Don’t Stop

With the new year already acknowledged on air they’re hoping nobody picked it up…



Why would 4CC be taking a NSW feed?

Their owners, Grant Broadcasters, aren’t known for networking?