91.7 ABC Gold Coast

ABC Gold Coast (ACMA callsign: 4ABCRR) is an ABC Local Radio station. Based in the suburb of Mermaid Beach, the station broadcasts to the Gold Coast and surrounding hinterland in Queensland, covering as far south as Byron Bay in New South Wales.

ABC Gold Coast
CityLower Beechmont, Queensland, Australia
Broadcast areaGold Coast RA1[1]
Frequency91.7 MHz FM
BrandingABC Gold Coast
SloganIt's where you live
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatNational radio
Ownership
OwnerABC Radio and Regional Content
(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Sister stations
History
First air date1983 (1983) (as 4SO)
Former frequencies1590 kHz AM (1952–1978)
1593 kHz AM (1978–1989)
Call sign meaning4 – Queensland
ABCRegional Radio
Technical information
ERP25 kW[2]
Transmitter coordinates28°2′7″S 153°14′29″E / 28.03528°S 153.24139°E / -28.03528; 153.24139
Links
Website91.7 ABC Gold Coast

The station started life in 1952 as 4SO, operating as a relay from Toowoomba[3] of the ABC Regional Network, transmitting on a frequency of 1590 kHz (changed in 1978 to 1593 kHz to fit in with the revised 9 kHz spacing).

Its persona changed dramatically in 1983 when it was branded as 1593AM 4SO Gold Coast Rock[4] to target the youth market, then became 91.7 ABC Coast FM when it began broadcasting on the FM band in 1989. The station is now a news, current affairs and adult contemporary music station. In 2013 the station changed its name to 91.7 ABC Gold Coast in alignment with the nomenclature used for other ABC Local Radio stations across Australia. In 2019, the frequency was dropped from the stations name, in alignment with other ABC Local Radio stations across Australia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GOLD COAST RA1" (PDF). Australian Communications and Media Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Radio and television broadcasting stations" (PDF). Australian Communications and Media Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Broadcasting Station Official Opening 4SO Southport". South Coast Bulletin (1547). Queensland, Australia. 15 October 1952. p. 24. Retrieved 20 November 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "About 91.7 Coast FM". ABC Online. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2011.

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