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101.7 WSFM

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101.7 WS FM (call sign: 2UUS)[1] is a radio station broadcasting in Sydney, Australia. Its main content is commercial music, in particular classic hits from 1960 to about 2003, but with a stronger focus from 1970 to 1999. The station is part of the Pure Gold Network (which itself is a part of the Australian Radio Network)

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Broadcast area Sydney, Australia
Branding 101.7 WS FM
Slogan Better Music and More of It
Repeater(s) 88.3 FM Camden
99.1 FM Richmond
Format Classic hits
Language(s) English
ERP 150 kW
Callsign meaning UUS- homage to final AM callsign 2WS
Former callsigns 2WS (1978–1993)
Former frequencies 1224 kHz AM (1978–1993)
Affiliations Pure Gold Network
Owner Australian Radio Network
Sister stations KIIS 106.5, The Edge 96.ONE
Website 101.7 WSFM

WS FM's main frequency is 101.7 MHz on the FM band, with two repeaters in the outer suburbs of Sydney: 88.3 MHz in the Macarthur region, and 99.1 MHz centred in the Richmond/Hawkesbury region. It previously transmitted on 1224 kHz on the AM band; this frequency is now used by print-handicapped radio station 2RPH.

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MusicEdit

WS FM's former catchlines were Sydney's Classic Hits....Good Times and Great Classic Hits.....Real music, real variety & Better Music and More of It. WSFM generally plays Pure gold classic hits from the last four decades, as well as current hits.

HistoryEdit

Liverpoool Broadcasting and Transmitting Co Pty Ltd was granted an AM radio license in the late 1970s, specifically to serve the Western Suburbs of Sydney. 2WS began broadcasting on 23 November 1978, the same day all Australian AM radio stations switched from 10 kHz to 9 kHz frequencies from temporary studios in a relocated cottage at 2 Leabons Lane, Seven Hills with a 5 kW transmitter located at nearby Prospect.[citation needed] [2]

The studios subsequently moved, in October 1979, into a purpose built complex behind the old cottage in Leabons Lane. The original building was demolished, with the material donated to charity.

In the early 90's the station was granted an FM licence covering the full Sydney metropolitan area. Its new transmitter site was located at Artarmon, in northern Sydney. The official callsign was changed to 2UUS (using a literal 'double-U' to compensate for the extra letter required), although the station still identified as 2WS until 2001, when they changed their on-air name to WSFM.

2WS, 1224 on the A.M. band converted to the FM band and began broadcasting as 2WS-FM on 101.7 MHz in June 1, 1993 at 8am

WSFM now broadcasts from studios at North Ryde. The building also houses facilities for KIIS 106.5 and The Edge 96.1, both also owned by the Australian Radio Network.

The previous studios in Seven Hills are now serviced by Christian/Adult Contemporary radio station, Hope 103.2.

PresentersEdit

  • Breakfast with Jonesy & Amanda (6am-9am)
  • Mornings with Mike Hammond (9am-12pm)
  • Afternoons with Steve Fitton (12pm-4pm)
  • Drive Home with Jason Staveley ( 4pm-7pm)


Wsfm 2018 Survey 4 Number of Listeners:

Breakfast ( 5:30am-9am): 437,000
Mornings ( 9am-12pm): 328,000
Afternoons ( 12pm-4pm): 370,000
Drive Home ( 4pm-7pm): 353,000
Evenings ( 7pm-12am): 167,000
Weekend ( Sat-Sun 5:30am-12am): 495,000

NewsreadersEdit

News bulletins are broadcast through the resources of ARN Group News, and uses ARN News anchors, but they present for WSFM solely. WSFM News has its own theme song. When a bulletin starts they cross straight to traffic.

  • Deborah Clay (News Director)
  • Keegan Buzza
  • Sean Frazer
  • Jim Dolan (Sport)

Former newsreadersEdit

  • Glenn Daniel (former news director of WSFM)
  • Andrew Laird
  • Renee Smith
  • Fiona Young
  • Mark McKeown
  • Erin Rhone
  • Patrina Smith
  • Chris Reagen
  • Cassandra Wood
  • Desiree Savage
  • Kathleen Curry
  • Clare Todhunter
  • Beth Link

TrafficEdit

Traffic is presented throughout the day by Vic Lorusso.

  • Ian Wallace, Alf Paranihi, Sally -Anne Ryan, and Warren Purchase can occasionally be heard presenting traffic

Former 2WS/ WSFM announcersEdit

  • Ward Austin
  • Bruce Barnett
  • John Bond
  • Leon Byner
  • Simon Carey
  • David Collins
  • Chris Costello
  • Stuart Cranney
  • Alex Dean
  • Brad Donaldson
  • George Donikian
  • Rob Duckworth
  • Gregg Easton
  • Grant Goldman
  • Andy Grace
  • Pete Graham
  • Kayley Harris[3]
  • Ian Holland
  • Bob Hughes
  • Murray (Muzza) Inglis
  • Richard King
  • Dean Matters
  • Doug Mulray]]
  • Doug Mulley
  • Rob Neil
  • Dave Norman
  • Glenn O'Brien
  • Kevin O'Neill
  • Greg Pace
  • Bob Peters
  • Lars Peterson
  • Karyn Raisin
  • Barry Sandry
  • Chris Smith
  • Mark Smith
  • Ron E Sparks
  • Peter Sterling
  • Cameron Syrett
  • Hans Torv[4]
  • Richard Vanhoff
  • Tim Webster
  • Dave D. Whitcomb
  • Dave Wilson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ *WSFM web site
  2. ^ "101.7 WS-FM History". Archived from the original on 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ Jonesy & Kayley Breakfast Show
  4. ^ Torv replaced