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Zinc 96.1

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Zinc was first launched in 1997 as The Heat 96.1 by then-owners Broadcast Operations Group. In July 2005, the station was sold to AMI Radio, owners of former rival Hot 91.1.[1]

In February 2006, the station relaunched as Zinc 96.1, targeting the 40+ demographic, with Jamie Dunn, Jo Beth Taylor, Ian Calder and Johjo Switzer hosting the morning zoo-formatted breakfast show.[2] Both Zinc and Hot were sold in 2007 to Prime Media Group,[3] and in 2013 to current owners Grant Broadcasters.


The station is aimed at the over-35 section of the market, male-skewed but female-friendly, playing adult contemporary music.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Hot time on the Sunshine Coast with new station owner". Radioinfo. 5 July 2005. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Zinc 96.1 now on air". Radioinfo. 9 February 2006. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Prime Radio network buys Zinc and Hot from Rob Gamble". Radioinfo. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 26 May 2015.