The KIIS Network is an Australian commercial radio stations owned and operated by the ARN. Formerly branded as the Mix Network, the network was rebranded as the KIIS Network in 2015 following the relaunch of KIIS 101.1 Melbourne. The KIIS Network is named after KIIS-FM, a Los Angeles based radio station broadcast on the 102.7 MHz FM band.

KIIS FM
Country
Australia
Broadcast area
Sydney (KIIS 106.5)
Melbourne (KIIS 101.1)
Brisbane (KIIS 97.3)
Adelaide (Mix 102.3)
Perth (96FM Perth)
Canberra (Mix 106.3)
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerARN
History
ReplacedMix Network
Coverage
StationsSee list

History edit

In November 2014, ARN announced that from January 2015 a year after the demise of Mix 101.1 in Melbourne and the successful rebranding of KIIS 106.5 in Sydney earlier that year, the Mix Network would be rebranded as the KIIS Network, with KIIS 101.1 alongside KIIS 106.5, 97.3FM and Mix 102.3.[1] The Brisbane and Adelaide stations retained their respective station names and music formats, but adopted the same branding themes inline with their KIIS sister stations. Mix 106.3 in Canberra is also a part of the network, but predominantly carries its own programming. An announcement of their branding being realigned to the rest of the KIIS Network was made in December 2019.

In December 2014, it was announced that Fairfax Media would merge with the Macquarie Radio Network and sell 96FM Perth to ARN.[2][3] In January 2015, 96FM joined the KIIS Network.

In January 2022, it was announced that Brisbane's 97.3FM would rebrand to KIIS 97.3, following the acquisition of Grant Broadcasters by ARN.[4]

Stations edit

As of 28 January 2022, the KIIS Network consists of fourteen radio stations.

KIIS station Location/s Music format/s
96FM Perth Adult contemporary, Mainstream rock
96FM 80s 1980s music
96FM 90s 1990s music
KIIS 97.3 Brisbane Adult contemporary, Hot adult contemporary
97.3 80s 1980s music
97.3 90s 1990s music
KIIS 101.1 Melbourne Top 40 (CHR)
KIIS 90s 1990s music
KIIS 106.5 Sydney Top 40 (CHR)
KIIS 90s 1990s music
Mix 102.3 Adelaide Adult contemporary, Hot adult contemporary
Mix 80s 1980s music
Mix 90s 1990s music
Mix 106.3 Canberra Adult contemporary

Mix 106.3 Canberra is a joint-venture with Southern Cross Austereo and programmed as part of the Triple M network. However, it does air some networked programming from joint venture partner ARN (The Christian O'Connell Show from Gold 104.3 Melbourne and Jonesy & Amanda from 101.7 WSFM Sydney).

Networked shows edit

Digital radio edit

The KIIS Network simulcasts each station in the network on DAB+ digital radio in their local markets. It also broadcasts in a joint venture with the Pure Gold Network, the adult contemporary-formatted Chemist Warehouse Remix. The KIIS Network stations are also available online via iHeartRadio.

On DAB+ in all markets (except Perth and Canberra), the KIIS Network operates a 90's pop digital station branded as KIIS 90s in Sydney and Melbourne. The station also operates in Brisbane and Adelaide under their respective FM brand names (i.e. Mix 102.3 90s in Adelaide), alongside an 80's pop station as well.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Kiis acquires Perth's 96FM to complete national network". AdNews. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ "96FM Perth sold to ARN for $78m". Radio Today. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Brisbane's 97.3FM transitioning to the KIIS brand". 17 January 2022.