The Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia and has experienced the greatest population growth rate of any city in the past 25 years. It is growing at a rate three times the national average and has doubled in size every 12 years for the past 36 years and will continue growing at around 3.5% p.a. for the next 10.
The Station 4GG commenced on air 30th September 1967 as the first licensed station for the Gold Coast. It was owned by a private consortium including a major shareholding from the Gold Coast Bulletin. 2011 is it's 44th anniversary. In a short time it became the most successful regional radio station in the country and the best known with many local and overseas stars performing on the air. In 1989 1 hour after SEA FM went to air 4 double G became 4 triple G. At this stage the station was owned by Hoyts media and they struggled to compete with SEA FM subsequently changing the name to K Rock and competing for the under 40 demographic. This tactic left the over 40 market void of a local radio station and many listeners tuned into Brisbane stations. In 1992 Hoyts realised they were losing money and decided to divest themselves of the licence and in March K Rock changed hands and became the second station of SEA FM Pty Ltd under the direction of Stan Willmot. The station was immediately launched as GOLD FM with a solid gold format of the 50' 60's 70's and 80's which started a solid rise to success attracting over 100,000 locals who were delighted they had their own Radio station back. The success has continued. Local Content Compliance This radio station is compliant with Local Content requirements. For detailed information please contact Station Manager, Nick Scott on (07) 5561 2000 during office hours. Or email Nick.Scott@sca.com.au