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4BC
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Broadcast area Australia Brisbane, Australia
Slogan "Talking Brisbane"
Frequency 1116 kHz AM
First air date 16 August 1930
Format Talkback
ERP 17kw Daytime
6.7kw Nighttime
Callsign meaning 4 = Queensland
Brisbane Chandlers[1] or
JB Chandler[2] (original licensee)
Owner Fairfax Media
Website www.4bc.com.au

4BC is a radio station in Brisbane, Queensland on 1116kHz AM. 4BC is Brisbane's only commercial talkback station, using the promotional phrase "News Talk 1116". Like most talk radio stations, it caters to a predominantly conservative audience.

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History

4BC was one of the first radio stations in Brisbane. It was established in 1930 by John Beals Chandler, an electrical appliance retailer and later Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

Ratings and market position

4BC starts 2010 as Brisbane's sixth-highest-rating station, behind Nova 106.9, talk rival 612 ABC Brisbane, 97.3 FM, Triple M and B105 FM. 4BC consistently boasts the highest TSL (Time Spent Listening) figures in Australia. It has a modern broadcasting facility in Cannon Hill, and its tower is alongside the Gateway Motorway in Nudgee.

Permanent Programming

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Monday to Friday

Show Show Name DJ/s Time
Breakfast Breakfast Jamie Dunn and Ian Calder 5:30am to 9:00am
Mornings Mornings with Greg Cary Greg Cary 9:00am to 12:00pm
Afternoons Afternoons with Peter Dick Peter Dick 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Drive Drive with Michael Smith Michael Smith 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Nights Sports Today Ian Maurice and Peter Psaltis 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nights Nights with Walter Williams Walter Williams 8:00pm-12:00am
Early Mornings Mid-Dawn John Kerr and Jim Ball 12:00am-5:30am

Saturday

Show Name DJ's Time
Talking Fishing Dave Downie 5:00am to 7:00am
Talking Gardening Col Campbell 7:00am to 10:00am
Real Estate Kevin Turner 10:00am to 12:00pm
Summer Weekends Alex Bernard 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sports Today Peter Psaltis 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Weekend Nights Joel Helmes 6:00pm to 12:00am
Midnight to Dawn John Kerr and Jim Ball 12:00am-5:00am

Sunday

Show Name DJ's Time
Talking Fishing Dave Downie 5:00am to 7:00am
Talking Gardening Col Campbell 7:00am to 10:00am
Motoring Russell White 10:00am to 12:00pm
Summer Weekends Alex Bernard 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Weekend Nights Joel Helmes 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sharina's Psychic Encounters Sharina 9:00pm-12:00am

Traffic reports

Brad Bennett and Nigel Riley, from the Australian Traffic Network, provide traffic reports heard every 20 minutes in Breakfast and Drive, and every 30 minutes across the day, Monday to Friday. Weekend Traffic is heard every 30 minutes between 6am and 12noon.

See also

References

  1. ^ Fairfax Media. The Early Years at 4BC. Accessed 8 November 2007.
  2. ^ Chandlers Company Profile. Accessed 8 November 2007.

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