3GG

3GG is an Australian commercial radio station based in Warragul, Victoria owned by Capital Radio Network. Formerly owned and operated by Resonate Broadcasting and prior, RG Capital and Macquarie Regional RadioWorks, it was acquired by the Capital Radio Network in February 2015.

History

3GG first went to air in 1937 as 3UL, named after the town from which it broadcast; Warragul.[1] In November 1989, 3UL moved premises from Warragul to Traralgon, in the Latrobe Valley, and changed its callsign to 3GG. Under Program Director, Steve Woods, 3GG became the number one station in the listening area.

After ten years, 3GG returned to Warragul. In 2002, owners RG Capital launched sister station . In 2004, both 3GG and Sea FM were purchased by the then-new Macquarie Regional RadioWorks - the only change being to Sea FM, which was rebranded as Star FM.

Because of changes in media law, and following the purchase of Southern Cross Ten by Macquarie Southern Cross Media, either Sea FM or 3GG would have to be sold - the latter was sold to Resonate Broadcasting, a new entity operated by radio gurus Guy Dobson & Rex Morris, both a part of Austereo. Due to Resonate's Austereo connections - and following the merger of Southern Cross Media Group and Austereo - the station was closely aligned to the LocalWorks network.

In February 2015, 3GG was acquired by the Capital Radio Network.[2][3] As a result, the station shifted music formats from adult contemporary to classic hits, in line with other network stations.

Transmitter and studios

While the transmitter location has always remained on Brandy Creek Road just north of Warragul, the studio location has over the years changed from Warragul to Traralgon and back to Warragul at its current location of 7/61 Smith St Warragul.

Notable presenters

Current

Local programming is produced and broadcast from 3GG's studios in Smith Street Warragul 24/7 with announcers presenting from 5:30am-7pm on weekdays and 6am-6pm on weekends.

The station's presenters include Andrew Deak, Trent McCurdy, Chris Tennant & Orion Kelsall.[4]

Former

References

  1. ^ "OPENING OF STATION 3UL WARRAGUL". The Argus. 19 May 1937. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. ^ "3GG finally sold. Kevin Blyton new owner". Radioinfo.com.au. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ "3GG Sold to Kevin Blyton". Radio Today. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Radio 531 3GG". www.3gg.com.au. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ "A Salute To Peter Landy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2009.

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