4BH


4BH

Infobox Radio Station
name = 882 4BH


area = flagicon|Australia Brisbane, Australia
slogan = "The Best Songs of All Time"
airdate = 2 January 1932
frequency = 882 KHz AM
format = Easy listening
erp = 1kw
owner = Fairfax Media
website = [http://www.4bh.com.au www.4bh.com.au]

882 4BH is a radio station in Brisbane, Queensland, on 882KHz AM. 4BH markets itself for the baby boomer market, and is owned by Fairfax Media.

tation location and history

4BH broadcasts from its Cannon Hill headquarters, and is the sister station of 4BC. 4BH was launched by Mr JB Chandler (of Chandlers electrical stores fame) on 2 January 1932. It was the second radio station that Chandlers had launched, the first being 4BC in 1930. Bob Ackery was a breakfast announcer, then "drive time" announcer on 4BH before becoming Program Manager and eventually General Manager of the station in the 1980s. In the 1950s and 60s George Lovejoy provided commentary on Brisbane rugby league matches for the station.

In 1975 4BH started broadcasting Beautiful Music which it became their focus except for a period in 1994 when the station converted to Talk which was up against 4BH's now sister station 4BC and 612 4QR Brisbane. The station successfully bid for an FM licence (conversion) in 1990 but couldn't come up with the cash when it was time to pay up. 4KQ was the second highest bidder but also failed to produce the cash. In 1995, after the disastrous Talk format experiment, 4BH was placed in receivership and bought for just over $2 million dollars by Unitel and the Ipswich and West Moreton Broadcasting Corp. 4BH was relocated from Spring Hill to shared studios at the 106.9 QFM building in North Ipswich (now river949).

Between 1995 and 1997 4BH returned to the top two ratings position. 4KQ was hurting from this and as the saying goes "if you can't beat them-BUY them". 4BH was sold to the Australian Radio Network (owners of 4KQ) for over $12 million dollars and owned 4BH until 2001 when ARN and DMG jointly launched [http://www.973fm.com.au 97.3FM] , so ARN sold 4BH TO DMG and in 2003, 4BH was sold yet again to Southern Cross Broadcasting because DMG had won an auction to set up an FM service on the Sunshine Coast. In November 2007, 4BH with all SCB radio stations are now owned by Fairfax Media. It's not the first time that 4BH has been owned by Fairfax. Today 4BH still Broadcasts on 882 AM across the Brisbane Metropolitan area and in general South East Qld.

Traffic reports

Traffic reports are heard weekdays every 20 minutes from 6.00am to 9.00am; hourly 9am-3pm and then every 20 minutes from 3.00 to 6.30pm. Weekends hourly from 7.00am to 5.00pm and as major traffic problems happen. The reports come from the Australian Traffic Network fleet of aircraft and on the ground spotters covering South East Queensland.

Programming

4BH's main componant of programming is their music mix. The station also airs News bulletins on the hour from 5am to 6pm daily, with an extra frequency during the weekday Breakfast program. Traffic reports are also heard hourly each weekday, with an extra 20 minute frequency during Breakfast and Drive.

Weekdays

Weekends

Executive team

As of April 2006

* General Manager - David McDonald
* Sales Manager - Phillip Reid
* Program Director - Geoff Harrison
* Financial Controller - Mick Cullinan
* Promotions & Marketing Director - Des Poeling-Oer
* News Director - Chris Adams
* Chief Engineer - Steve Exton

ee also

* Southern Cross Broadcasting

External links

* [http://www.4bh.com.au 4BH website]


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