Australian Radio Network

ARN
FormerlyAustralian Radio Network
IndustryBroadcasting
Headquarters,
Australia
Number of locations
33 markets
Area served
Australia
ServicesRadio:
KIIS Network
Pure Gold Network
CADA
Digital media:
iHeartRadio
OwnerHere, There & Everywhere
ParentHere, There and Everywhere
Websitewww.arn.com.au

ARN is a group of commercial radio stations around Australia. It includes the Pure Gold, KIIS Network, CADA and iHeartRadio brands.

The company operates the ARN News service in Australia, which uses international correspondents and source news stories from AAP in Australia, CNN from the United States and Sky News and IRN from the United Kingdom. ARN has newsrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Originally ARN was a joint venture of Australian media conglomerate APN News & Media and United States radio company iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Communications). On 19 February 2014, it was reported that APN News & Media had agreed to purchase Clear Channel's 50% stake in the ARN.[1] As a result, ARN is now fully owned by Here, There & Everywhere (formerly APN News & Media). The company continues to operate the Australian version of iHeartRadio.[2]

Until 2014, ARN also included New Zealand radio networks Newstalk ZB, Classic Hits FM, ZM, Radio Sport, Radio Hauraki, Easy Mix, Flava and Coast. These are now part of the New Zealand Media and Entertainment.

In August 2021, the company removed the words 'Australian Radio Network' from its name, now being known as simply ARN.[3] Three months later, in November 2021, Here, There & Everywhere, ARN's parent company, purchased Grant Broadcasters, who intend to integrate it with its Australian Radio Network business by January 2022.[4][5][6] The deal was finalized on January 4, 2022.[7]

Assets[]

KIIS 106.5, The Edge 96.ONE and 101.7 WSFM studios in North Ryde

ARN operates 58 radio stations, targeting the 25-to-54-year-old demographic. These stations include

KIIS Network[]

A vibrant network alive with influential personalities who energise, engage and excite, immersing audiences in the best music their city has to offer.

Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
1CBR 106.3 MHz FM
107.1 MHz FM (repeater)0
Mix 106.3 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Adult contemporary Joint venture with Southern Cross Austereo
Formerly Kix 106
2WFM 106.5 MHz FM KIIS 106.5 Sydney, New South Wales Top 40 (CHR) Formerly 2UW and Mix 106.5
3TTT 101.1 MHz FM KIIS 101.1 Melbourne, Victoria Top 40 (CHR) Formerly 3DB, 3TT, TTFM and Mix 101.1
4BFM 097.3 MHz FM KIIS 97.3 Brisbane, Queensland Adult contemporary Joint venture with Nova Entertainment
Formerly 97.3FM
5ADD 102.3 MHz FM
096.7 MHz FM (repeater)
Mix 102.3 Adelaide, South Australia Adult contemporary Formerly 5DN, Radio 102FM and 5AD FM
6NOW 096.1 MHz FM 96FM Perth, Western Australia Adult contemporary Formerly Triple M

Pure Gold Network[]

An iconic network making audiences feel young, positive and full of life, immersing listeners with the Pure Gold hits they know and love.

Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
2UUS 101.7 MHz FM
088.3 MHz FM
099.1 MHz FM
101.7 WSFM Sydney, New South Wales Oldies Formerly 2WS
3KKZ 104.3 MHz FM Gold 104.3 Melbourne, Victoria Oldies Formerly 3KZ and KZFM
5DN 1323 kHz AM Cruise 1323 Adelaide, South Australia Oldies Formerly 5AD, Radio 1323 and SEN 1323

Other stations[]

Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
2ONE 096.1 MHz FM CADA Katoomba, New South Wales Rhythmic top 40
Urban contemporary
Formerly 2KA, OneFM and The Edge 96.ONE
2ROC 104.7 MHz FM
100.7 MHz FM
Hit104.7 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Top 40 (CHR) Joint venture with Southern Cross Austereo
6PER 93.7 MHz FM Nova 93.7 Perth, Western Australia Top 40 (CHR) Joint venture with Nova Entertainment

Digital radio[]

ARN also broadcasts a number of digital only radio stations.[8]

Branding Frequency Location Format Notes
Chemist Warehouse Remix DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Adult contemporary
The '80s DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
1980s music WSFM 80s in Sydney
Gold 80s in Melbourne
97.3 80s in Brisbane
Mix 102.3 80s in Adelaide
The '90s DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
1990s music KIIS 90s in Sydney
KIIS 90s in Melbourne
97.3 90s in Brisbane
Mix 102.3 90s in Adelaide
The Edge Digital DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Rhythmic top 40
Urban contemporary

Former stations[]

Branding Frequency Location Format Notes
4BH 1116kHz AM Brisbane, Queensland Easy listening Sold to Nova Entertainment in 2002[9]
PureCountry Online streaming Worldwide, based in Sydney Country music Closed in 2009
KseraRadio.com Online streaming Worldwide, based in Sydney Rhythmic top 40
Urban contemporary
Closed
Classic Hits Live DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Classic hits Replaced by Pure Gold '80s in 2010
Classic Hits Plus DAB+ block 9B (VHF, Sydney and Melbourne)

DAB+ block 9A (VHF, Brisbane and Adelaide)
Sydney, New South Wales
Melbourne, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Classic hits Replaced by Pure Gold '90s in 2010

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "APN confirms ARN & TRN buyout". Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ "iHeartRadio – ARN – Australian Radio Network". Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  3. ^ "The Australian Radio Network is no more, as company rebrands to just 'ARN'". Radio Today. 1 August 2021. Archived from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  4. ^ HTE buys Grand Broadcasters and will merge it with ARN network Mediaweek 12 November 2021
  5. ^ ARN's parent company acquires Grant Broadcasters Mumbrella 12 November 2021
  6. ^ HT&E to acquire Grant Broadcasters for $307.5m Lending Association 12 November 2021
  7. ^ Grant Broadcasters sale completed Radio Today Australia 5 January 2022
  8. ^ ARN Digital-radio Archived 10 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Marriner, Cosima (25 January 2002). "FM partner buys 4BH from ARN". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

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