Double J (radio station)
Double J (formerly Dig Music) is an Australian digital radio station owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is positioned as a spin-off of the youth-oriented Triple J catered towards an older adult audience, emphasizing genres such as pop, rock, blues, country, soul, jazz and world music, as well as archive content from Triple J's library. Currently it is mostly automated, but has a few regular live programs.
|Broadcast area||Australia: DAB (where available) & Online Worldwide: Internet Radio|
|Slogan||Music from your past, present and future|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||Triple J, Triple J Unearthed|
It is available terrestrially via DAB+, as well as other online and digital television platforms.
Dig Music (2002-2014)Edit
ABC Dig Music began in November 2002. It emerged from formats developed by Bill Gates and Phil Cullen at ABC Coast FM, which broadcast an Adult Alternative music format and was for many years ABC Radio's only continuous stream. It was part of a suite of three digital channels, alongside Dig Jazz and Dig Country.
In July 2009, Dig Radio, Dig Jazz and Dig Country was rebranded as the launch of digital radio stations ABC Dig Music, ABC Jazz and Country.
Double J (2014 – present)Edit
On 24 October 2013, the station came under the management of Triple J.
On 28 April 2014, Dig Music signed off, and began stunting with a loop of "Express Yourself" by N.W.A. (an homage to a May 1990 industrial action by Triple J relating to another song by the same group), as well as covers of the song by Darren Hanlon and The Audreys.
At Noon on 30 April 2014, Dig Music officially relaunched as Double J, with former Triple J announcer Myf Warhurst hosting "Lunch with Myf". The launch was also broadcast live on Triple J, replacing "Lunch with Lewi" for that day.
On 19 January 2015, the station broadcast a special day of programming, Beat the Drum Again, to mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of "Double J" 2JJ. It included programs staffed by historic personalities such as Mikey Robins and Helen Razer, Angela Catterns, Chris & Craig, Roy & HG, and rebroadcasts of the original station's first hour on the air, and of Midnight Oil's 1985 "Oils on the Water" concert on Goat Island (which was part of Triple J's 10th anniversary).
|J Files (2014-present)|
On Thursday 21 August 2014 the J Files made its debut on digital station Double J.
It previously aired on Triple J between 1996 and 2007 in two different incarnations, the final J-File was aired in November 2007.
- "Double J is coming!". Triple J. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
- "Man v machine: who controls your music streaming service?". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Three digital stars are born". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 July 2009. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
- "Introducing DIG Music - now powered by triple j". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Vincent, Peter (28 April 2014). "Double J pays homage to past with Express Yourself stunt". The Age. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- Casimir, Paul Chamberlin and Jon (2 September 2015). "Express yourself: The day Triple J played the same N.W.A. song 82 times in a row". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Express Yourself: Why Is Dig Music Playing The Same Song Over And Over? - Double J".
- radioinfo (30 April 2014). "Double J announces full program line up and presenters". Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- Vincent, Peter (24 October 2017). "Triple J is Digging a Digital Revolution". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "40 years of triple j". Radio Today. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2019.