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Zinc 96.1

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Coordinates: 26°39′33″S 153°05′01″E / 26.6591004°S 153.0835434°E / -26.6591004; 153.0835434

Zinc 96.1
Zinc Sunshine Coast 2014.png
City Maroochydore, Queensland
Broadcast area Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Branding Zinc 96.1
Slogan Classic Hits
Frequency 96.1 MHz FM
Format Adult contemporary
Owner Grant Broadcasters
(Ami Radio Pty Ltd)
Sister stations Hot 91.1
Website sunshine.radiozinc.com.au

Zinc 96.1 (ACMA callsign: 4NNN) is an adult contemporary-formatted commercial radio station based in Maroochydore, Queensland and broadcasting to the Sunshine Coast, owned by Grant Broadcasters.

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HistoryEdit

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.

ProgrammingEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

  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.