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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.

KOFM is gone forever, replaced by Triple M Newcastle

Friday 09 November, 2018

KOFM disappeared from the dials and screens of Newcastle radio forever this morning to be replaced by Triple M Newcastle.

KO has been part of a station call sign in Newcastle since 2KO went to air in the suburb of Kotara on August 1, 1931, becoming KOFM in October, 1992.
The move to Triple M Newcastle has been planned for some time to bring the station into line with the rest of the Southern Cross Austereo stable of stations.

KOFM, for the last time, on top in Newcastle

Friday 17 August, 2018

KOFM still leads the pack in Newcastle in the latest GFK survey.

Its a no brainer...one of the Big Movers - Aircheck Survey

Thursday 09 August, 2018

No Brainer, the collaboration between DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo gained 193 spins in this last week according to the Aircheck National Radio Survey.

In only its second week, the 17 stations that jumped on board all upped their spin rotation.

KOFM 102.9 launches its Give Me Five For Kids campaign

Monday 28 May, 2018

SCA looks to raise $3m nationally for the charity.

KOFM retains top spot in Newcastle radio survey

Friday 18 August, 2017

Newcastle Survey 2 has been released.

Top station KOFM was steady at 14.3%, followed by Hit106.9, down 0.1 to 13.0%.

ABC Newcastle was equal second, up 1.4 to 13%., followed by Triple J on 10.7%, 2HD on 8.7% and New FM on 7.3%.

KOFM won breakfast ahead of ABC1233 Newcastle.

Hit won the 10-24 demographics, triple j won 25-39s, KOFM won 40-64s and ABC 1233 won the over 65s.

The survey was conducted for CRA between Sun Mar 19 to Sat Apr 15 & Sun May 14 to Sat Jun 3 & Sun Jun 18 to Sat Jul 8 & Sun Jul 16 to Sat Jul 29, 2017.

KOFM raises $20,000 with Give me 5 for Kids launch

Friday 02 June, 2017

KOFM has managed to raise $20,000 on the first day of it's annual charity campaign, Give Me 5 for Kids.

This year the station is raising money to help children undergoing treatment at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

Last year $56,000 was raised which helped provide Air / Oxygen Blenders for the neonatal intensive care unit. These devices help ensure that the babies receive the correct amount of oxygen.

A new view for SCA's Newcastle stations in 2017

Thursday 23 June, 2016

Southern Cross Austereo Newcastle will be moving in 2017 and taking up tenancy in Newcastle’s popular business and entertainment precinct – Honeysuckle.

KOFM and NXFM have been in based in the building on the Pacific Highway in Charlestown since 1988 and 1993 respectively, and Southern Cross TEN joined them in 2014.

All of SCA Newcastle will move to 18 Honeysuckle Drive into purpose built offices which will include state of the art on-air and production studios, and a much better view!

Newcastle survey: It's as simple as ABC

Friday 07 August, 2015

The ABC has come out on top in the latest GfK Newcastle survey.

It's pipped KOFM at the post for the number one spot all people 10+.

KOFM dropped to a 14.7 share, with the ABC edging them out by point one of a percentage point to sit top of the ratings on 14.8.

NXFM also had a rise all people 10+ up from 10.7 to 10.9%. Triple J lifted 1.1% to sit third overall with an 11% share.

In breakfast, it was the ABC again dominating with a 20 point share. KOFM dipped -1.6 to have a 15.9% share while again, a lift for NXFM from 8.3 to a 9.6% share.

Listeners get a kick out of KOFM

Sunday 22 February, 2015
What better way to kick off the footy season than by giving away a boat?

That's why Newcastle's KOFM called their promotion Tanya & Steve’s Boot for a Boat! - Tanya & Steve, of course, being the station's Breakfast team.


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