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Harry Styles is sweet as Watermelon Sugar, reaching new peak at No.7: AirCheck

Thursday 30 July, 2020

Chart Highlights    30 July 2020

  • High Point: Harry Styles reaches new peak at No.7 with ‘Watermelon Sugar’​
  • New Music: Maroon 5 land at No.31 with ‘Nobody’s Love’ earning 203 spins​
  • Local Release: Kylie Minogue’s ‘Say Something’ debuts at No.33

Sia gets it Together and reaches a new peak at No.5: AirCheck

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Chart Highlights    16 July 2020

  • High Point: Sia reaches No.5 with ‘Together’ earning 634 spins​
  • Biggest Mover: The Veronicas up 128 spins to No.29 with ‘Biting My Tongue’​
  • New Release: Katy Perry’s ‘Smile’ debuts at No.36 with 182 spins

Topic & A7S make a ground-breaking jump to No 4: AirCheck

Thursday 11 June, 2020

Chart Highlights    11 June 2020

  • High Point: Topic & A7S rise 10 places to No.4 with ‘Breaking Me’​
  • Biggest Mover: Kygo & OneRepublic’s ‘Lose Somebody’ up 162 spins to No.28​
  • Local Music: Tones & I enters the chart at No.35 with ‘Ur So F**kInG cOoL’

Simon Baggs joins 1029 Hot Tomato

Monday 16 December, 2019

Just a week after announcing that he was leaving Hit106.9 in Newcastle, Simon Baggs has been revealed as the new drive co-host on 1029 Hot Tomato.
 
He will join Moyra Major and Mal Lees on the Gold Coast, replacing Galey who is moving to Breakfast.
 
Simon says he is thrilled to be returning home to the Gold Coast, where he’ll be closer to his parents and extended family.
 

Simon Baggs to depart Newcastle’s Hit106.9 Breakfast team

Monday 09 December, 2019

After three years of waking up Newcastle, Hit106.9 Breakfast Announcer Simon Baggs will be departing the show Nick, Jess & Simon at the end of 2019. 
 
Simon arrived in Newcastle as a fill-in jock nearly three years ago and in that time, he became a permanent member of the line up at the start of 2018.
 

Triple M Newcastle tops its first survey, ABC 1233 makes solid gains

Friday 23 November, 2018

Triple M Newcastle has topped its first survey after rebadging from KOFM with 13.1%, down by 0.9% in the final GFK Survey for Newcastle this year.

Hit 106.9 reveal the secret to making popular music

Wednesday 21 November, 2018

More and more, music is being made by teams of people hell bent on making something as popular as possible but, are they all following the same formula?
 
Multiple artists on each track, a rapper coming from nowhere halfway through, ‘Woahs’ and ‘la las’ for no reason.
 
‘Every Pop Song (In Two Minutes)’ explains every trope in the popular music of today while itself being a catchy track written to follow its own formula.
 

Bernard Tomic exits I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Hit 106.9, breakfast hosts Nick, Jess and Simon speak to the reality show's producer.

Hit 106.9 unleashes the dragon for SSM

Thursday 21 September, 2017
Hit106.9 Newcastle’s breakfast show Nick and Sophie with Simon Baggs are showing their support for marriage equality with plans to stage Newcastle’s biggest Drag Show



The breakfast duo say they want to celebrate the LGBTIQ community and to keep marriage equality top of mind while the Same Sex Marriage surveys are being posted out.

Andy Lee confronts breakfast announcer about hooking up with his sister

Tuesday 13 June, 2017
Breakfast team Nick and Sophie at Hit 106.9 Newcastle spoke to Andy Lee from Hamish and Andy, to spruik their latest TV show ‘True Story’.

After a swag of technical glitches kicking off the interview, truths were fittingly the topic of conversation.

Wrapping up the chat, co-host, Sophie Tiller said that Nick Gill constantly mentions Andy and him are mates from way back, much to Nick’s embarrassment.

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