KIIS 106.5 is a top 40 station in Sydney and is owned by Australian Radio Network. The station started its life as 2UW. It launched in 1925 and the first commercial station in Australia.
In 1933, 2UW was bought by Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation (subsidiary of Australian Broadcasting Company). CBC became Australian Radio Network in 1994.
The station had a long association with Consolidated Press who owned The Daily Telegraph between 1936 until 1972.
For most of its history, 2UW was a top 40 station. When the first commercial FM stations launched in 1980, it lost its audience and move to a classic hits format.
In the mid-1990s, along with sister station WSFM, 2UW converted to FM. 2UW launched on FM as an adult contemporary Mix 106.5. The Australian Radio Network developed similar stations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra and banded as the MixFM Network.In 2014, the station returned to its top 40 format and relaunched as KIIS 106.5. To reflect the change, the network was renamed KIIS Network.