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Hit 101.9 Fox
Fox FM logo
Location Melbourne
Format Top 40
Launched 1980
Frequency
Current 101.9FM
Callsign
Current 3FOX
Owner Southern Cross Austereo
Network Today's Hit Network
Co-locate Triple M 105.1

Hit 101.9 Fox is a top 40 station in Melbourne and is owned by Southern Cross Austereo. The station was the start of commercial FM radio in Melbourne. In 1980, Fox FM launched along with EON FM (now Triple M).

Fox FM (1988) logo

To make it different to the existing AM stations, Fox FM launched with an easy listening format. After a couple of years, Fox FM changed to top 40. Since 1984, Fox FM programming has included Take 40 Australia.

In 1986, Fox FM was bought by its current owners, Austereo. Until then, Austereo only owned SAFM (Hit 107). Buying Fox was the start to building the Austereo Radio Network. In 1994, Austereo bought Triple M from Hoyts Media bringing the two stations that started commercial FM radio in Melbourne - Fox FM and Triple M - under the same ownership.

The station is part of the Today Network. In 2015, it changed to the Today's Hit Network and Hit 101.9 became part of the station's name.


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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