Disrupt Radio announces launch date

Australia’s newest radio station, Disrupt Radio, has announced it will officially launch onto the airwaves on Monday, June 26, 2023, delivering daily talk programming and content via DAB+ digital radio and online. 

Focusing on catering to all ages and stages, the station aims to provide a new angle on modern radio with candid conversations that cover business, entrepreneurship and innovation for the “dreamers and doers.”

Musician, activist and entrepreneur Sir Bob Geldof will assist in the Melbourne-based station’s launch, hosting Breakfast alongside Libbi Gorr for Disrupt’s inaugural week on the airwaves. 

“We could not be more excited to have Sir Bob Geldof – a global disruptor, maverick thought leader and social entrepreneur – spearhead our launch for a week of live Breakfast radio. His passion, influence and relentless desire to push boundaries perfectly represents our ethos,” said Benjamin Roberts, Disrupt Radio’s Founder and CEO.

“Sir Bob and his team have been staunch allies of Disrupt Radio from the very start. Their commitment has been nothing short of extraordinary and we eagerly anticipate the moment audiences get to tune in to a Breakfast show that promises to stir conversations across Australia, captivate listeners and provoke thought.”

The announcement of the new business and innovation-focused station’s launch date comes after months of speculation and periodic unveilings of new hosts that include Jules LundLibbi GorrAdam Ferrier and Nazeem Hussein.

Founder and CEO Benjamin Roberts, said “Disrupt Radio is more than just a radio station. It’s a movement.”

“We aim to create an inclusive space for diverse voices, sharing transformative ideas and stirring discussions on business, technology and culture,” he said.

“Disrupt Radio steps up as the fresh platform for progressive discourse and exchange of groundbreaking ideas in business, entrepreneurship and innovation. Recognising a critical gap, we saw an untapped opportunity to infuse talk radio and, more extensively, the Australian media landscape, with an invigorating blend of optimism and opportunity. With Disrupt Radio, we’re set to redefine the media narrative, fostering a space that celebrates fresh perspectives, innovative thinking, and the bold spirit of entrepreneurship.”

The full line-up of hosts listeners can expect to hear daily shows from include Moana HopeFiras MassouhGeorge McEncroeNick BracksSunil BadamiSiimon Reynolds, Zara and Troy LoveMegan FlamerAlan Jones and the previously mentioned Jules Lund, Libbi Gorr and Adam Ferrier.

Visit the Disrupt Radio website to stay updated.

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Joan Wert
19 Jun 2023 - 1:26 pm

I love it but I still don’t understand where the money comes from to pay everyone?

Some of these announcers must think that money magically falls out of trees

Piggy Bank
19 Jun 2023 - 3:48 pm

How are they going to pay all these people?

19 Jun 2023 - 5:15 pm

On air on DAB in Melbourne but only 24 kbps. Hopefully, they will up this when it actually starts. I realise DAB is plagued by the quantity over quality mentality but this is a new low. Might as well be broadcasting over an old-skool phone line at this rate!

20 Jun 2023 - 11:09 am

Michael its running on 48 for me. They might have been testing.

20 Jun 2023 - 1:41 pm

John, yes they’ve upped it since yesterday. I’m still only getting 32 in Melbourne. Hopefully, they will pinch some more bandwidth and get it up to at least 48 by Monday.

25 Jun 2023 - 11:06 am

I can’t find Disrupt Radio on ‘MyTunerPro’ app.

26 Jun 2023 - 8:57 am

Tuned into the launch of Disrupt Radio with Libby Gorr.

Curious who is financing all this & which licensed network facilitates its DAB+ bandwidth?

(On the bandwidth, I’m similarly unaware how JOY in Melbourne are on DAB+ given comparable sub-metro licensed community stations in Melbourne are not)

Anyhow, as a fellow Gen X (as Libby is) this station seems targeted at exactly my stage in life. It’s fun as well as informative (including short news breaks), & interperses the chat with great music: Niche yet still quite in the mainstream of things.

Hope it’s built to last. It has been a long while since we’ve really had a innovative new format on the radio.

That said, I didn’t bother to locate my DAB+ radio to hear. Too easy to just use the phone yet that’s how things are done now.

Well done!


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