101.7 WSFM (call sign: 2UUS)[1] is a radio station broadcasting in Sydney, Australia. Its main content is commercial music, in particular classic hits from the 1980s to today. The station is part of the Pure Gold Network (which itself is a part of ARN).

101.7 WSFM
Broadcast areaSydney
Frequency101.7 MHz FM
Branding101.7 WS FM
FormatClassic Hits
Adult contemporary
AffiliationsPure Gold Network
KIIS 106.5, CADA
First air date
23 November 1978 (1978-11-23) (as 2WS)
Former call signs
2WS (1978–1993)
Former frequencies
1224 kHz AM (1978–1993)
Call sign meaning
UUS – homage to final AM callsign 2WS
Technical information
ERP150 kW
Transmitter coordinates
33°48′20″S 151°10′51″E / 33.80556°S 151.18083°E / -33.80556; 151.18083
Repeater(s)88.3 FM Camden
99.1 FM Richmond
Website101.7 WSFM

WS FM's main frequency is 101.7 MHz on the FM band, with two repeaters in the outer suburbs of Sydney: 88.3 MHz in the Macarthur region, and 99.1 MHz centred in the Richmond/Hawkesbury region. It previously transmitted on 1224 kHz on the AM band; this frequency is now used by print-handicapped radio station 2RPH.



WS FM's former catchlines were Sydney's Classic Hits....Good Times and Great Classic Hits.....Real music, real variety & Better Music and More of It. WSFM generally plays Pure gold classic hits from the last four decades, as well as current hits.



Liverpool Broadcasting and Transmitting Co Pty Ltd was granted an AM radio licence in the late 1970s, specifically to serve the Western Suburbs of Sydney. 2WS began broadcasting at 12:24 am on 23 November 1978, the same day all Australian AM radio stations switched from 10 kHz to 9 kHz frequencies from temporary studios in a relocated cottage at 2 Leabons Lane, Seven Hills with a 5 kW transmitter located at nearby Prospect. [citation needed] [2]

The studios subsequently moved, in October 1979, into a purpose built complex behind the old cottage in Leabons Lane. The original building was demolished, with the material donated to charity.

In the early 1990s the station was granted an FM licence covering the full Sydney metropolitan area. Its original FM transmitter was located in Willoughby on the Channel 9 TV Tower, later moving in with sister station, MIX106.5 (now KIIS) to Artarmon, in northern Sydney. The official callsign was changed to 2UUS (using a literal 'double-U' to compensate for the extra letter required), although the station still identified as 2WS until 2001, when they changed their on-air name to WSFM.

2WS, 1224 on the A.M. band converted to the FM band and began broadcasting as 2WS-FM on 101.7 MHz on 1 June 1993 at 8 a.m.

In 2002 WSFM Studios was located in 3 Byfield St, North Ryde. Then as of 11th of April 2024 WSFM now broadcasts from studios at 16-40 Mount Street North Sydney Coca-Cola Place. The building also houses facilities for KIIS 106.5 and CADA, both also owned by ARN.

The original studios at Leabons Lane, Seven Hills are now occupied by Christian/Adult Contemporary radio station, Hope 103.2.


  1. ^ *WSFM web site
  2. ^ "101.7 WS-FM History". Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010.