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96fm
96fm logo
Location Perth
Format Rock
Launched 1980
Frequency
Current 96.1FM
Callsign
Current 6NOW
Owner Australian Radio Network
Network KIIS Network

96fm is a rock station in Perth and is owned by Australian Radio Network. The station was the start of commercial FM radio in Perth being the first and only station to launch in 1980.

The station has had many owners and two names over its short history. In 1987 Hoyts Media, owner of Triple M Sydney, bought 96fm but the station retained its 96fm name. Seven years later in 1994, the station does become Triple M when Austereo buys Hoyts Media.

In 1997 Austereo buys PMFM (Hit 92.9) and KYFM (Mix 94.5). With the "2 station rule", Triple M had to be sold.
96fm (previous) logo
It is bought by Southern Cross Broadcasting and restored its original name of 96fm.

In 2007, Southern Cross Broadcasting merged with Macquarie Media Group and SCB stations are sold to Fairfax Media.

In 2015, Fairfax Media merged with Macquarie Radio Network. They retained their AM stations whilst 96fm is sold to its current owner, Australian Radio Network.


Contents
Networks
Southern Cross Austereo Today's Hit Network Sea FM Hot FM Star FM Triple M LocalWorks RadioWest Former stations
Australian Radio Network KIIS Network Pure Gold Network
Nova Entertainment Nova smoothfm
Macquarie Radio Network Macquarie Network Southern Cross Broadcasting Fairfax Media Macquarie Regional Radio
Other ACE Radio Broadcasters Broadcast Operations Group Capital Radio Network Grant Broadcasters Pacific Star Network Seven West Media
Locations
New South Wales Sydney Newcastle Victoria Melbourne Queensland Brisbane Sunshine Coast South Australia Adelaide Western Australia Perth Tasmania Hobart ACT Canberra
Timelines
Adelaide
Stations
Sydney Hit 104.1 KIIS 106.5 Triple M 104.9 smoothfm 95.3 WSFM
NSW Star 104.5 The Edge 96.1
Melbourne Gold 104.3 Hit 101.9 KIIS 101.1 smoothfm 91.5 Triple M 105.1
Brisbane 4KQ 97.3 FM Hit 105 Magic 882 Triple M 104.5
Adelaide 5AA Cruise 1323 Hit 107 Mix 102.3 Triple M 104.7
Perth 96fm Hit 92.9 Mix 94.5
Hobart Sea FM 100.9
Canberra Mix 106.3