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96 FM

6NOW is the official call sign for the radio station broadcasting as 96FM in Perth, Western Australia. Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... Perth is the state capital and most populous city of Western Australia. ... Motto: Cygnis Insignis (Distinguished by its swans) Nickname: Wildflower State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Governor Premier Const. ...


96FM began broadcasting on 96.1 MHz on August 8, 1980 as Perth's first commercial FM radio station. A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length...


96FM was the sole commercial FM station in Perth for the next decade - until such time as 6PM and 6KY successfully bid for the right to convert from the AM band to FM in the early 1990s. 92. ... Mix 94. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ...


By 1985, 96FM had reached #1 in the Perth radio ratings for the first time and continued to dominate until the new FM stations came up against it. This article is about the year. ... Rating is a means of classifying things in different categories. ...


In 1993, Village Roadshow, owners of the Triple M network in the eastern states, bought out 96FM and renamed the station Triple M, though with quite a different music format to that of its eastern counterparts. The revamped station failed to make a major impact up against its FM rivals. Cite error 4; Invalid call; no input specified 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Village Roadshow is an Australian media company with interests in cinema, theme parks, film production and distribution. ... Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ... Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ...


By the end of the decade, Village Roadshow had merged its radio operations with the Austereo network and found itself owning three radio stations (Triple FM, PMFM and KYFM) in Perth - one more than legally allowed. Austereo decided to sell Triple M to Southern Cross Broadcasting which also owned AM radio station 6PR. Austereo is a national commercial radio network in Australia. ... 92. ... Mix 94. ... Southern Cross Broadcasting is a diversified Australian media company. ...


Southern Cross returned the station back to its original 96FM branding, with a new logo.


96FM recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.


 
 

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