Hot Tomato Gold and CADA go live on the Gold Coast via DAB+

The Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company has launched Hot Tomato Gold and CADA via DAB+ radio on the Gold Coast, as well as through the iHeart radio app

Gold Coasters can also listen to 1029 Hot Tomato through their DAB+ radio, waking up with Galey, Emily Jade & Christo for Breakfast and driving home with Moyra and Big Trev on weekday afternoons. 

Hot Tomato Gold is a new format that will play the Gold Coast’s greatest hits from the 60s to 90s, putting the Gold back on the Gold Coast. 

Hip Hop and R&B lovers can get their fix on CADA, ARN’s new national youth network.

Additional locally programmed DAB+ radio services will also be available in the coming weeks.

1029 Hot Tomato Content Director, Brendon Dangar said,“We haven’t just done a cut n paste with our DAB+ offering on the Gold Coast.”

“We’ve already created Hot Tomato Gold to cater for the top end demographic of Hot Tomato listeners and the audience that has nowhere to go after Gold FM disappeared. The music is fantastic and the image is Gold Coast as.”

Dangar also alluded to additional stations that are in the works. 

“The station we are currently working on at the moment and hope to launch in the next few weeks is very exciting and will be ready for the picking soon,” said Dangar.

1029 Hot Tomato General Manager, Graham Miles said, “Being 100% Gold Coast, we are delighted to be able to offer 1029 Hot Tomato on the DAB+ spectrum as well as adding two new locally produced formats being Hot Tomato Gold and one to be announced soon.” 

“The Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city, and these new services will present another option for our advertising partners to connect with our audiences.” 

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Ctrl C, Ctrl V
5 Apr 2022 - 5:20 pm

Brendan: We haven’t done a copy n paste…
Cada: ……

Ctrl Z
5 Apr 2022 - 6:05 pm

“Ctrl C, Ctrl V” needs to take their own naming advice when it comes to spelling someone’s name.

Hot Tomato Gold is sounding quite golden! Enjoying it.

Engineer here
5 Apr 2022 - 6:40 pm

Coverage is an issue. All of these services can’t be heard in so many places.

I’ve always been a big supporter of DAB but 70% coverage (at best) vs existing FMs is not ready for launch.

Infill services should have been stood up pre-launch to maximise listener experience.

Sound quality is equally as important – 32kps is inferrior to FM and makes for pretty ordinary listening for a digital service.

5 Apr 2022 - 7:57 pm

@ Ctrl C, Ctrl V maybe read it again. Brendan said “the offering”. There are 2 new stations in the offering, so the offering can’t be a copy like SCA have done.

I give it 12 months and CADA will probably be replaced with something else. Here, there and everywhere!

6 Apr 2022 - 7:13 pm

Surprised that they didn’t put hot tomato 90s , hot tomato 80s…
Still Hot Tomato Gold sounds very good. Good choice of music, can be #1 on DAB+


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