Hit105 Brisbane launches Black Thunder Pilot Search

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Hit105 Brisbane have joined the a bunch of other stations on the Hit Network in re-launching their Black Thunders last Friday.

Even former Black Thunder pilot Osher Gunsberg aka Andy G made an appearance.

“After 20 long years, Hit105 are bringing back the famous Black Thunders – and we are on the hunt for pilots!” announced the Brisbane Hit Network station.

“Imagine cruising around Brisbane handing out free stuff, heading along to all the awesome events and starting your career in media!

“We need people who are vibrant, outgoing and love having a good time and meeting people!”

Applications are being taken here, and for inspiration, check our these photos from the vault of Black Thunders behaving badly back in 1993.

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14 May 2018 - 1:27 pm

Andy G back in a Black Thunder nice good spot for him. Good he has a fall back job. Aren’t those Hit stations 30 + now and wouldn’t Black Thunders appeal to kids ? Weird. Nostalgic but where’s the innovation ?

nick bartlett
14 May 2018 - 6:34 pm

It’s official. In May 2018 SCA ran out of ideas. Next they will be giving away the album of your choice every 15 minutes and $105 Dick Smith vouchers. Call 838 105.

15 May 2018 - 8:55 am

Nick has a point SCA is now all game show hosts, b grade tv personalities and Black Thunders. Is it time for a re Fresh !

15 May 2018 - 2:08 pm

Black Thunders are back !!!!!!!! What’s next Beat the Bomb ?????????

15 May 2018 - 2:24 pm

People love nostalgia. This is great form from the Hit105 team. Super cool way to get people up and excited when seeing their favourite radio brands out and about.

Thunder Pilot #4575
16 May 2018 - 10:52 am

I mean all the stations still have promo cars… so might as well chuck a black thunder sticker on them and run a promo campaign for a few weeks right? Create a bit of interest around something they were already doing. Pretty good bang for buck and a talking point. A+

16 May 2018 - 11:13 am

This is very smart and entirely in line with their brand now, playing the stuff that reminds us of the 90s and 00s, why not do the same. Plus, at the expense of a few bucks for wages, it can lift the culture of a building very quickly and that transcends speakers. Smooth got it right when they decided that all listeners who didn’t want an exact song or an exact playlist must be coming on to hear “The Radio” and what it’s always offered. So with that in mind, makes sense to have a brissy jock talking it up great to see that ad this week too.

16 May 2018 - 2:17 pm

Josh – you just highlighted why there is an average reception to the idea.
They aren’t talking to a nostalgic audience – The Hit target doesn’t even have nostalgia yet – this is a Mix or 97.3 idea.

We are in 2018. The street is social media.
This is satisfying the nostalgia of the managers and the older people working on a youth brand… there is a disconnect. Waste of air time.

The only win is the Part Timers who get some coin and a step into the industry.

16 May 2018 - 2:55 pm


When your brand is Hits and Old School, i’m pretty sure you’re going to be hitting the nostalgia button pretty often…

Ella Wilson
9 May 2019 - 7:53 am

Are all ages allowed to be a black thunder? Love the black thunders keep it up.


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