94.1 FM celebrates 10 years of entertaining the Gold Coast


It’s been a double celebration of sorts for the team at 94.1FM on the Gold Coast.

The community station turned 10 on April 1st this year, but unfortunately wasn’t able to celebrate at the time.

So the team combined its Christmas Party with the station’s tenth birthday celebrations.

More than 40 board members, staff, volunteers and family got together recently to mark the occasion at the Northcliffe Surf Lifesaving Club.

​The station was set up to bring alternative programming for the Goldie’s 50+ community – targeting the Baby Boomers right through to the top end of Gen X.

Surveys show the station has over 100K weekly listeners and is growing.

CEO Gary Field says he’s extremely proud of the whole team, whose radio experience and hard work has truly brought together the Gold Coast community.

He says the new year will see a number of new shows introduced to the format with new station personalities such as Craig Bennett and Tania Zaetta.

Gary believes that now is the time for community stations to truly offer alternative ‘local’ services.

Gary himself was among those who had the honour of cutting the spectacular 10 year birthday cake, along with other 10 Year Club original presenters, Gary Boughen, Niven Walton and John Kerr (main picture).


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Bennie Gee
22 Dec 2023 - 12:34 pm

Congratulations to the entire team – a decade of connecting with the community is a great achievement by any standard.

Mick C
23 Dec 2023 - 11:09 am

Congratson ya 10th anniversary and altho your not my community station (im in Sydney)
100.3 MCR

good to see that your community focused just like MCR and what the community stations focus on unlike main stream radio

All the best

Andrew Page
1 Jan 2024 - 12:00 pm

Very happy to see that 94.1FM is doing so well these days when it was in serious trouble not so long ago. But I’d like to point out that 94.1FM’s first broadcasts can be traced back to about 1994 when it was called Radio Hope Island, playing swing music. Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, they were all on the radio! That was popular among the senior citizens of the time as they grew up with that music.

It was branded 94.1FM and all that jazz for quite a few years (with the same current logo) and got the balance right.

It went to the branding ‘Jazz Radio’ around 2007 or 2008 which wasn’t a smart commercial decision (no straight ahead jazz station was ever a commercial success) before reverting to 94.1FM Gold Coast Radio and even re-adopting the old logo from the “All that Jazz” branding.

It’s great to see the station currently serving the ‘still up and at it generation’ so well. I love tuning in when I’m on the Goldie, but it’s important to acknowledge the volunteers who’ve given so much over the last almost 30 years.


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