Station X - AM 1692 - Southport, QLD

The concept for Station X is a follow on project from an idea which born out of pure frustration in the early 90's. Back then ... See more en there was a need to have a radio station that wasn't scared to play tracks that were heard at clubs and parties everywhere. The Australian radio landscape was very rock oriented in the early 90's, so it had to be done in a very subtle way. Early efforts in this area were conducted under the name 95.7 Hot Fm with the efforts of a few mates. Station X came along in 1998 after rising from the ashes of a take over. It enjoyed a short life as an aspirant Community Broadcaster on the FM dial prior to 2001. It was stopped due to not being given a fulltime community license. Since the final days on FM the radio landscape has changed quite a lot in Australia. Today audiences numbers are very strongly fought over by the majors. There is more of an acceptance of commercial dance in mainstream music. We'd like to think we played a part in this. Today other outlet avenues have opened up. Improvements in areas such as equipment, availability and suppliers. These all make setting up a station easier on the pocket! Taking advantage of the easier availability of equipment is the reason Station X is still able to run as a hobby. Running as a hobby, Station X uses the internet as a broadcasting outlet. Available also are AM & SW radio outlets. The info for these is elsewhere on this site. In it's current status as a hobby station there is also a different music policy used today compared to the FM days. Today it's not intended to take on the majors in a head on battle for audience figures. Station X today plays a variety of music more suited to a 30+ audience than it's FM days. Thanks to Shoutcast technology listeners are still able to tune in from any where in the world and do regularly. About Our Music Policy A decision to simplify music selection at Station X was made a while back. This resulted in the birth of the "GOOD" or "BAD" music policy. This is employed behind the scenes of the current format! Opinions vary of course! But that is what makes the world go around. Station X these days sails very close to a gold format and is aimed at over 30's. The exception being it's not limited to just your typical "Gold" tunes. You will find a select few currents mixed with the more funky tunes that a traditional gold format doesn't allow. Preference is given to Australian versions of any tracks played too. Different mixes are released for different markets around the world. If possible (or known to me) the Australian version will automatically be preferred. The idea is Station X is representing Australia on the internet. Today Station X runs as a Hobby Station and isn't out to change the radio landscape. It is hoped you will find something here that terrestrial radio can't give you (I'm starting to sound like Steve Jarrott from The Real 80's). The music selection is totally done by me if you agree please show your support by listening as much as you can. The format restrictions imposed on Station X aren't there to restrict it in any way. Rather the intention is to focus it in and be effective in one area. There are other projects in motion designed to take up the slack. For example CRC & Format 3 which have links on the front page. Remember Station X is operated for the fun of it these days. It's not a corporate giant (now I'm sounding like the crazy American on Modern Rock World Wide)!

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Southport - Queensland, Australia - English

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