KOFM is gone forever, replaced by Triple M Newcastle | radioinfo

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.

SCA says that Triple M Newcastle “will remain the cities favourite station with a continued commitment to local stories, news and events that matter to the community, along with the same music we know you all love!”
 
All locally produced shows and content will remain with Tanya & Steve for Breakfast, JR on Weekdays and Afternoons with Little A.
 
Breakfast duo Tanya and Steve said, “We’re so excited to be part of the evolution from KOFM to Newcastle’s Triple M it’s a win win! We’re still everything Newcastle but now we have more access to bigger national and international music acts, sport events as well as more resources at our finger tips to keep in touch with what’s happening in our backyard and around the world.”
 
“Of course, we’ll still be here each morning to wake up Newcastle… So long as our alarms keep working!”

In addition, Triple M’s national drive show Kennedy Molloy, will be heard each weekday 4pm-6pm, as well as the Triple M NRL call from Thursday to Sunday during footy season.
 
Southern Cross Austereo’s General Manager for Newcastle, Ash Myatt said, “The transition to Triple M is immensely exciting! KOFM will always hold a place in our hearts and the history of our city, we have been there through some of the best and the most challenging times and promise to remain devoted to our listeners and the people of Newcastle and the Hunter.
 
“Triple M will open up a world of opportunity, inside access to the Newcastle 500 Supercars, access to bigger stars and artists and more entertainment than ever before.”

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