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Star 102.7 FM (Formally Zinc 102.7) (ACMA callsign: 4ca is an adult contemporary-formatted commercial radio station based in Cairns, Queensland and broadcasting to, owned by Grant Broadcasters.

Star 102.7
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CityCairns, Queensland
Broadcast areaCairns
BrandingStar 102.7
SloganToday's Best Music
Frequency102.7 MHz FM
Repeater(s)92.5 MHz FM Mossman
FormatHot AC
OwnerGrant Broadcasters
(Radio Cairns Pty Ltd)
Sister stations4CA


Prior to 2009, the station was known as 4CA-FM, and was the second FM station in the market (after 103.5 Hot FM). 4CA-FM was purchased by Prime Media Group Limited in 2005 from Macquarie Regional RadioWorks, and was rebranded as 102.7 Zinc FM on 23 March 2009. At that time, the 4CA branding returned to sister station 4EL.

In August 2013 Grant Broadcasters acquired the station and Prime Media's other nine radio stations in Queensland.

In April 2016 Grant Broadcasters re-branded Zinc 102.7 to Star 102.7 and switched to an adult contemporary format.

Current programming:

5:30am-9am: Breakfast with Dave & Inkie
9am-12pm: Mornings with CK
12pm-4pm: Afternoons with Juanita
4pm-5pm: Fitzy & Wippa
5pm-7pm: Kate, Tim & Marty
7pm-10pm: The Campus with Mikey


6am-10am: Saturday breakfast with Juanita
10am-6pm: More of Cairns Best Music
6pm-12am: Saturday Night Party Mix


6am-8am: Sunday Morning with Sharee
8am-9am: Fitzy & Wippa Best Bits
9am-6pm: More of Cairns Best Music

According to the 2017 radio ratings, Star 102.7 comes in 2nd place behind Hit 103.5 in all the time slots, expect for evenings respectively.

Number of listeners:

Breakfast ( 5:30am-9am): 38,000
Morning ( 9am-12pm): 22,000
Afternoon ( 12pm-4pm): 27,600
Drive ( 4pm-7pm): 33,100
Evening ( 7pm-12am): 4,400
Weekend ( Sat-Sun 5:30am-12am): 29,400

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