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Commercial radio arrived in Sydney in 1925. In January, 2UW (now KIIS 106.5) was the first getting on-air 12 days ahead of 2UE. Then in October, 2KY (Sky Sports Radio) launched. By the end of 1926, Sydney had four commercial AM station with the addition of 2GB. They were followed by 2SM in 1931 and 2CH in 1932. Sydney's seventh and last commercial AM station was 2WS (now a FM station), launching in 1978.

Two years later in 1980, FM radio arrived. Two new stations launched on August 1st with Triple M and 2Day FM (Hit 104.1). In 1993, 2WS converted to FM with 2UW (KIIS 106.5) the following year. Additional commercial FM stations launched in 2001 with Nova 96.9 and in 2005 with smoothfm 95.3

Sydney has six commercial FM stations - Triple M, Hit 104.1 2Day FM, WSFM, KIIS 106.5, Nova 96.9, smoothfm 95.3 - and five commercial AM stations - 2UE, Sky Sports Radio, 2GB, 2SM and 2CH.

StationsEdit

AM stationsEdit

Frequency Callsign Name Format Owner
576 2RN ABC Radio National News, Arts & Culture Australian Broadcasting Corporation
630 2PB ABC NewsRadio News & Current Affairs Australian Broadcasting Corporation
702 2BL 702 ABC Sydney ABC Local Radio Australian Broadcasting Corporation
873 2GB 2GB News, Talk, Sport Macquarie Radio Network
954 2UE 2UE News, Talk, Sport Macquarie Radio Network
1017 2KY Sky Sports Radio Racing TattsGroup
1170 2CH 2CH Easy Listening Macquarie Radio Network
1269 2SM 2SM Talk, Easy Listening Broadcast Operations Group


FM stationsEdit

Frequency Callsign Name Format Owner
92.9 ABC FM ABC Classic FM Classical Music Australian Broadcasting Corporation
95.3 2PTV smoothfm 95.3 Easy Listening Nova Entertainment
96.9 2SYD Nova 96.9 Top 40 Nova Entertainment
101.7 2UUS WSFM Adult Contemporary Australian Radio Network
104.1 2DAY Hit 104.1 2Day FM Top 40 Southern Cross Austereo
104.9 2MMM Triple M Rock Southern Cross Austereo
105.7 2JJJ Triple J Alternative Rock Australian Broadcasting Corporation
106.5 2WFM KIIS 106.5 Top 40 Australian Radio Network


NetworksEdit

AM FM
Australian Broadcasting Corporation 702 ABC Sydney
ABC NewsRadio
ABC Radio National
ABC Classic FM
Triple J
Australian Radio Network KIIS 106.5
WSFM
Macquarie Radio Network 2GB
2UE
2CH
Nova Entertainment Nova 96.9
smoothfm 95.3
Southern Cross Austereo Hit 104.1 2Day FM
Triple M


Latest RatingsEdit

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12.6 2GB News, Talk, Sport Macquarie Radio Network
8.9 KIIS 106.5 Top 40 Australian Radio Network
8.2 WSFM Adult Contemporary Australian Radio Network
8.0 702 ABC Sydney ABC Local Radio ABC
7.6 Nova 96.9 Top 40 Nova Entertainment
7.4 smoothfm 95.3 Easy Listening Nova Entertainment
6.3 Triple J Alternative Rock ABC
5.8 Triple M Rock Southern Cross Austereo
4.8 2UE News, Talk, Sport Macquarie Radio Network
3.3 Hit 104.1 2Day FM Top 40 Southern Cross Austereo
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Licence AreaEdit

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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