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4CC is an Classic Hit Radio-formatted commercial radio station broadcasting to Central Queensland from Gladstone on 927 kHz AM.

4CC
City Gladstone, Queensland
Broadcast area Central Queensland
Rockhampton RA1
Branding 4CC
Slogan Your Station 4CC
The Station You Know and Love Is Back 4CC
Frequency 927 kHz
Repeater(s) 98.3 MHz Agnes Water
666 kHz Biloela
1584 kHz Rockhampton
Format Classic Hits
Power 5kW Gladstone, Queensland
2kW Biloela
500w Rockhampton
Former callsigns 4CD
Owner Grant Broadcasters
(Radio Gladstone Pty Ltd)
Sister stations 4RO
KIX Country
Website www.4cc.com.au

HistoryEdit

4CC began broadcasting to the Central Queensland cities of Gladstone and Rockhampton in 1972 with the callsign 4CD, which remained its name until November 1985 when the station was purchased by Wesgo Ltd - a network organisation which also owned prominent stations 4KQ in Brisbane and 2WS (now WSFM). For the remainder of the 80's, 4CC's format focused on the lucrative 25-39 age group, playing an Adult Contemporary music format. The station also maintained local programming from 5am-12am each day of the week. Prominent breakfast personalities during the 70's and 80's included Noel Roberts (who became station manager), Grant Cassidy, Dales Whyte, Iain Edwards and Chris Costello.

In the 1990s, 4CC broadcast a top 40 format, branded as Hot Hits 4CC, to distant itself from cross-town rival 4RO, which broadcast a classic hits format. In 1998, the station was purchased by DMG Regional Radio, and aligned to a classic hits format used by sister stations 4HI Emerald, 4ZR Roma, 4LM Mount Isa, 4GC Charters Towers, 4MK FM Mackay, 4CA FM Cairns, 4AM Mareeba and 4TO FM Townsville. The station used the slogan "The Best Songs of All Time"; all local programming outside of breakfast was scrapped in favour of syndicated programming from the network's Townsville hub.

This format remained the same until 2004 when DMG Regional Radio merged with RG Capital to become Macquarie Regional RadioWorks, and as a result there were some program changes. The overnight Gold Coast produced programs that had originally aired on 4RO such as The Nitemix, Nelly at Night (later to become Talking Back The Night), the Partymix and Sunday Night At The Groovies were all transferred over to 4CC, which enabled 4RO to begin taking talkback programs out of Sydney. However, due to conditions placed upon the takeover, Macquarie Southern Cross Media had to sell several stations to other parties. Many of them, including 4CC, was sold to Prime Media Group.

In 2008, the station trialled a local afternoon show but was eventually replaced with the networked "Jonathan Coleman Experience".

In April 2009, the station changed format to the active rock/classic rock hybrid format used by Zinc 96 on the Sunshine Coast. Branded as Zinc 927, the changes came in conjunction with similar changes up the east coast of Queensland for various other Prime stations. 4CA FM Cairns, Sea FM Townsville and 4MK FM Mackay were all rebranded to Zinc. 4CA and 4MK retained their callsigns by taking over the AM Easymix stations in Cairns and Mackay and becoming more talkback-focused similar to what 4RO in Rockhampton had already become.

In August 2013 Grant Broadcasters acquired the station and Prime Media's other nine radio stations in Queensland. On June 2, 2014 the station dropped the Zinc branding and format, relaunching as "Your Station" 4CC, returning the familiar call sign. The station now broadcasts an adult contemporary format.

On 14 January 2016 4CC changed format to a News Talk Music format to bring the station in line with its sister station 4RO, this also included a Slogan change to that of sister station 4RO "News Talk and The Music You Love". The change went live across all 4 of its Transmitters on the morning of Monday 18 January 2016 with some negative feedback from long time listeners on both there Facebook page and also via there talk back hotline about the loss of music in favor of a talk-back format during the mornings. The morning presenter was replaced with Michael J Bailey and Afternoon Drive has been replaced with Al Doblo. Most content at this time is networked from 4RO excluding ADs and Station ID.

On Monday 21 March 2016, after trialing a Talkback Format with negative feedback from listeners, 4CC returned to a Classic Hits Format and once again started using the two slogans "Your Station, 4CC" & "The Station You Know and Love Is Back, 4CC".

Former PresentersEdit

Frank Bellett (deceased), Rob Thompson, Billy Rich, Warren Purchase, Wes Crook, Bernie Harper, Andrew Strachan, Peter Butler, Jim Alsop, Steve Curtis, Shane Richardson, 'Radar', Rob Kidd, Chris Costello (deceased), Richard Burns, Glenn Johns, Dales Whyte, Iain Edwards, Noel Roberts, Guy Dobson, Kyle Sandilands, Grant Cooper, Melissa Collins, Marnie Burls, Simone Feiler, Michael J Bailey, Kieron Atkinson, Carl Liebold, Cliff Reeve.

Coordinates: 23°50′32″S 151°15′03″E / 23.842101°S 151.250819°E / -23.842101; 151.250819