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Hot Tomato (call sign: 4HTB) is a radio station (102.9 FM) on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

102.9 Hot Tomato
CityGold Coast, Queensland
Broadcast areaGold Coast RA1 ([1])
Branding102.9 Hot Tomato
SloganPlaying the Gold Coast's Best Music, 102.9 Hot Tomato
Frequency102.9 MHz FM
First air date1 August 2003 (2003-08-01)[1]
FormatAdult Contemporary
Language(s)English
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT447 m[2]
Transmitter coordinates27°58′11″S 153°12′48″E / 27.96972°S 153.21333°E / -27.96972; 153.21333
Callsign meaning4 - Queensland
Hot Tomato Broadcasting
OwnerGrant Broadcasters
Website102.9 Hot Tomato Official website

The current breakfast line-up consists of Sean Flanagan, comedic writer for TV and radio, teamed with Emily Jade O'Keeffe, formerly a presenter at Nova 106.9 and Christo, formerly of The Edge 96.ONE, 101.7 WSFM and Nova. The current drive show consists of Malcolm Lees, most famous as a member of Club Veg, is partnered with former 90.9 Sea FM announcers Paul Gale and Moyra Major. The Street Team are known as "The 1029ers" and feature Big Brother million dollar winner Trevor Butler.

A key point of difference between Hot Tomato and the other Gold Coast radio stations is that all shows originate and are broadcast from the local region, there is no networking, apart from The Kyle & Jackie O Show. [3]

Hot Tomato was the first radio station in Queensland to use the limited inventory concept, getting around the Nova trademark by calling it "only ever two ads in a row." Hot Tomato also prides itself on an active local newsroom delivering on-the-hour news updates and runs a local website called myGC which have news from the Gold Coast, Australia and the world, events on the Coast and more. The first song played on Hot Tomato was The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil". In November 2018 Hot Tomato was purchased by Grant Broadcasters.[4]

Current On-Air Line-upEdit

Weekdays

  • Breakfast 5am-9am: "Flan, Emily Jade & Christo" hosted by Sean Flanagan, Emily Jade O'Keeffe and David Christopher
  • Mornings 9am-12 noon: Olivia Scott
  • Afternoons 12 noon-3pm: Simon Carey
  • Drive 3pm-7pm: Galey, Mal & Moyra hosted by Paul Gale, Malcolm Lees and Moyra Major
  • Evenings 7pm -8pm: "The Hour of Power" with Kyle & Jackie O
  • Nights 8pm-10pm: "Liv at Night"
  • Dawns: 10pm-12am: "Homegrown"
  • Mid Dawns 12am-5am: 1029 Hot Tomato, playing the Gold Coast's Best Music

Weekends

  • Saturday 6am-6pm: 1029 Hot Tomato, playing the Gold Coast's Best Music
  • Saturday 4pm-6pm: "The GC Top 20 Countdown" hosted by Simon Carey
  • Saturday 6pm to 2am: "Flashback Saturday night"
  • Sunday 6am to 4pm 1029 Hot Tomato, playing the Gold Coast's Best Music
  • Sunday 4pm to 6pm: Fitzy & Wippa
  • Sunday evening 8pm-12am: "Homegrown"

News TeamEdit

  • Rebecca Dakin (Breakfast Newsreader)
  • Monique StClair (Workday Newsreader)
  • Moyra Major (Drive Newsreader and formerly 90.9 Sea FM)
  • Rachel Junge (formerly 4AK/4WK)
  • Matt McDonald (News Director)

Other staffEdit

  • Graham Miles: General Manager
  • Brendan "Whippy" Dangar: Content Director
  • Graeme Tawyer: Director of Sales
  • Justin Williams: Director of Promotions and Marketing
  • David Crane: Director of Engineering and IT
  • Marsha Graham: Digital Platforms Manager
  • Mel Pinn: Creative Writer
  • Simon Dawson: Music Director

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.
  3. ^ "David Rymer talks about local radio". www.radiotoday.com.au. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ Confirmed: Grant Broadcasters has acquired 102.9 Hot Tomato Radio Today 17 November 2018

External linksEdit