6IX (radio station)

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6IX (stylised as 6iX) is a commercial radio station, broadcasting a classic hits and oldies format from its studios in Osborne Park. First broadcast in 1933, the station is currently owned and operated as a joint venture by Capital Radio Network and Grant Broadcasters.

6IX
CityPerth, Western Australia
Frequency1080 kHz AM
DAB+
SloganForever Classic
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatClassic hits, oldies
Ownership
OwnerCapital Radio Network (50%)
Grant Broadcasters (50%)
(Radio Perth Pty Ltd)
KIX Country
My Perth Digital
X Digital
History
First air date
27 November 1933 (1933-11-27)
Call sign meaning
6 - Western Australia
SIX
Technical information
ERP2 kW
Repeater(s)105.7 FM Rockingham
105.7 FM Wanneroo
Links
Website6iX

HistoryEdit

6IX was first opened on 27 November 1933 by Sir John Kirwan, the then-President of the Western Australian Legislative Council. Operated by W.A. Broadcasters Ltd, the station first broadcast on 1240 kHz AM, until 1935 when it moved to 1080 AM.[1] In 1970 TVW enterprises bought 6IX and moved it to its studios in Tuart Hill (Dianella). In the mid-1980s it moved to 169 Hay Street East Perth where 6PR and 96FM are today broadcast from.

In 1988, 6IX was bought by the Austereo Radio Network, with a view to obtaining one of the two AM-FM conversions licences to be made available in Perth. Austereo assigned the station a new callsign, 6GL, and the station was branded on-air as The Eagle 1080 AM. However, Austereo failed to obtain one of the AM-FM conversions on auction and subsequently sold the radio station to regional operator Radio West, who re-instated the original 6IX callsign.

In 1998, 6IX was purchased by the Capital Radio Network and Grant Broadcasters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WA History: from Telegram to TV – Part 2 of 5". WA TV History. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2015.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°57′33″S 115°52′26″E / 31.9593°S 115.8738°E / -31.9593; 115.8738