Double J launches
Today at midday Double J officially launched on digital radio.
After the launch piece that looked back on the history of Double J and triple j (hear below), Myf Warhurst spent an hour introducing the key presenters who will host shows on the station.
Emma Swift, Tim Shiel, Karen Leng, Caz Tran and Lance Ferguson are involved (see more here).
The first song played on Double J was Get Ready for Love by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with live performances in that first hour from Kate Miller-Heidke and Paul Dempsey.
Hear the launch piece :-
or hear it here
This is the Double J TVC :-
Double J's Assistant Music Director Dorothy Markek was most recently a music programmer for Channel [V] and Music Director at MAX TV. Music Editor Dan Condon has worked as a writer and editor for Brisbane’s Time Off magazine for the last nine years and was one of the founding editors of theMusic.com.au
ABC Managing Director Mark Scott said at the event: "Double J strengthens the ABC’s Digital Radio offering by catering to the demographic between triple j and the other ABC networks. It provides an outlet for contemporary Australian music aimed at the over 30s on air, online and on mobile. We’re thrilled to be able to provide such a unique service and I’m confident that triple j’s management and programming expertise will make it a great success."
See more at the Double J website.