Hit Network

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"Austereo Network" and "Austereo Radio Network" redirect here. Hit Network_sentence_0

For the former media company, see Austereo. Hit Network_sentence_1

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Hit NetworkHit Network_table_caption_0
TypeHit Network_header_cell_0_0_0 Hot adult contemporaryHit Network_cell_0_0_1
CountryHit Network_header_cell_0_1_0 AustraliaHit Network_cell_0_1_1
Broadcast areaHit Network_header_cell_0_2_0 AustraliaHit Network_cell_0_2_1
HeadquartersHit Network_header_cell_0_3_0 South Melbourne, VictoriaHit Network_cell_0_3_1
SloganHit Network_header_cell_0_4_0 Get That FeelingHit Network_cell_0_4_1
ProgrammingHit Network_header_cell_0_5_0
Language(s)Hit Network_header_cell_0_6_0 EnglishHit Network_cell_0_6_1
OwnershipHit Network_header_cell_0_7_0
OwnerHit Network_header_cell_0_8_0 Southern Cross AustereoHit Network_cell_0_8_1
HistoryHit Network_header_cell_0_9_0
Launch dateHit Network_header_cell_0_10_0 1986Hit Network_cell_0_10_1
Former namesHit Network_header_cell_0_11_0 Hit Network_cell_0_11_1
LinksHit Network_header_cell_0_12_0
WebsiteHit Network_header_cell_0_13_0 Hit Network_cell_0_13_1

The Hit Network is an Australian commercial radio network owned and operated by Southern Cross Austereo. Hit Network_sentence_2

The network consists of 41 radio stations broadcasting a hot adult contemporary music format, as well as 6 digital radio stations. Hit Network_sentence_3

History Hit Network_section_0

The Hit Network was formed in 1986 as the Austereo Network after Austereo, the licensee of Adelaide commercial radio station SAFM, purchased Fox FM in Melbourne. Hit Network_sentence_4

The network grew throughout the late 1980s and the 1990s, acquiring B105 Brisbane, 2Day FM Sydney and PMFM Perth, as well as establishing joint-venture stations in Canberra and Newcastle. Hit Network_sentence_5

The network would later become known as the Today Network, with stations adopting a contemporary hit radio music format. Hit Network_sentence_6

Following the acquisition of Austereo by Southern Cross Media Group, the company incorporated the regional Hot FM, Sea FM and Star FM networks into the Today Network. Hit Network_sentence_7

In October 2014, Southern Cross Austereo announced it would relaunch SAFM in Adelaide as Hit 107, with a staggered network-wide relaunch announced in December. Hit Network_sentence_8

On 14 January 2015, the network was relaunched as Today's Hit Network, with the relaunch extending to Canberra in January 2016. Hit Network_sentence_9

Sea FM Hobart was relaunched as Hit100.9 in February, with the remaining network stations adopting the Hit Network branding as part of a national brand consolidation in December. Hit Network_sentence_10

On 27 July 2020, the Hit Network was relaunched, adopting a new logo and "pop-based" music format in an attempt to target a 30–54 year old audience. Hit Network_sentence_11

In addition, Hit 105 Brisbane and Hit 107 Adelaide reverted to their heritage brands. Hit Network_sentence_12

On 20 August 2020, Southern Cross Austereo announced the network would introduce statewide networked breakfast programs in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, replacing 19 local shows. Hit Network_sentence_13

On 1 December 2020, Mix 94.5 Perth switched affiliation from the Triple M network to the Hit Network, with Hit92.9 relaunching as 92.9 Triple M. Hit Network_sentence_14

Stations Hit Network_section_1

As of 1 December 2020, the Hit Network consists of 41 FM radio stations with their slogan of "Get that Feeling". Hit Network_sentence_15

Network shows Hit Network_section_2

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  • Carrie & TommyHit Network_item_0_0
  • Hughesy & EdHit Network_item_0_1
  • Ash London LiveHit Network_item_0_2
  • Tom & OllyHit Network_item_0_3
  • Those Two Girls - Sara & LiseHit Network_item_0_4
  • Weekend Breakfast with Dylan Alcott & Angus O’LoughlinHit Network_item_0_5
  • Ash London Live & LocalHit Network_item_0_6

Digital radio Hit Network_section_3

As of 27 July 2020, the Hit Network broadcasts an additional six radio stations on DAB+ digital radio. Hit Network_sentence_16

Hit Network_table_general_1

YearsHit Network_header_cell_1_0_0 Triple M stationHit Network_header_cell_1_0_1 FormatHit Network_header_cell_1_0_2 AvailabilityHit Network_header_cell_1_0_3 HistoryHit Network_header_cell_1_0_4
2012–Hit Network_cell_1_1_0 Buddha HitsHit Network_cell_1_1_1 Chill musicHit Network_cell_1_1_2 Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and CanberraHit Network_cell_1_1_3 Hit Network_cell_1_1_4
2019–Hit Network_cell_1_2_0 Dance HitsHit Network_cell_1_2_1 Electronic dance musicHit Network_cell_1_2_2 Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and AdelaideHit Network_cell_1_2_3 Hit Network_cell_1_2_4
2020–Hit Network_cell_1_3_0 Easy 80s HitsHit Network_cell_1_3_1 1980s musicHit Network_cell_1_3_2 Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and HobartHit Network_cell_1_3_3 Formerly known as:
– Easy Hits Radio (Easy listening music from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s) [2016-2020] 
– Stardust Radio (Soft pop, jazz standards, beautiful music from the 1950s, 1960s) [2012-2016]Hit Network_cell_1_3_4
2020–Hit Network_cell_1_4_0 Little FoxHit Network_cell_1_4_1 Children's musicHit Network_cell_1_4_2 MelbourneHit Network_cell_1_4_3 Hit Network_cell_1_4_4
2020–Hit Network_cell_1_5_0 Oldskool 90s HitsHit Network_cell_1_5_1 1990s musicHit Network_cell_1_5_2 Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and HobartHit Network_cell_1_5_3 Formerly known as:
– Oldskool Hits Radio (Hot adult contemporary music from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s) [2016-2020] 
– More Digital (Music from the 1980s, 1990s) [2015-2016] 
– Loveland Radio (Love songs from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s) [2012-2015]Hit Network_cell_1_5_4
2018–Hit Network_cell_1_6_0 Urban HitsHit Network_cell_1_6_1 Urban musicHit Network_cell_1_6_2 Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and AdelaideHit Network_cell_1_6_3 Hit Network_cell_1_6_4

Choose The Hits was a station only broadcast on digital radio and ran between 1 February 2010 and 24 May 2010. Hit Network_sentence_17

The Hit Network launched Caravan Radio on 24 May 2010. Hit Network_sentence_18

It was a "pop up" Digital Radio station that played the best bits from Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage journeys while they toured the United Kingdom on their fourth Caravan of Courage. Hit Network_sentence_19

See also Hit Network_section_4

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