Magic Melbourne make some changes

Staff Writer

As well as being the Program Director of Perth's 96FM, Brad McNally also oversees the development of all music stations within the Fairfax Radio Network (Magic 1278 in Melbourne and the newly launched Magic 882 in Brisbane).

Brad tells us that Magic Melbourne now have a new Operations Manager in Dave Ferguson (below left) and a new Music Director, Darelle Kearins.

He also says they've streamlined the music position in Melbourne.

"It has gone from a very broad based and self indulgent oldies station to a station thats core is 60s and 70s oldies. I believe the station needed a complete new coat of paint, so we have rebranded the station completely. It is now – the songs you know and love."

'The songs you know and love' is also being used at Magic 882 Brisbane.

Brad says Magic Melbourne is very different to what is heard at Magic Brisbane due to their different strategic battles and the strength of 4KQ.

Here's a snapshot of a workday hour from each station today.

Magic 1278 (Melbourne) – 10am – 11am    
Title Artist Era
Heartbeat Buddy Holly 50s
Love grows (where my rosemary goes) Edison Lighthouse 70s
Release me Engelbert Humperdinck 60s
I'd really love to see you tonight England Dan & John Ford Coley 70s
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me Mel Carter 60s
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) John Lennon 80s
You're the one that I want Olivia Newton John / John Travolta 70s
Running scared Roy Orbison 60s
Come on down to my boat Every Mother's Son 60s
True Spandau Ballet 80s
I did what I did for Maria Tony Christie 70s
Then he kissed me The Crystals 60s


Magic 882 (Brisbane) – 9am – 10am    
Title Artist Era
Soul Searching Little River Band 80s
Bonfire Heart James Blunt 2013
Your Song Elton John 70s
To the moon & back Savage Garden 90s
I hear a symphony Diana Ross & The Supremes 60s
Hymn to her Pretenders 80s
I'm Alive Celine Dion 00s
Sometimes when we touch Dan Hill 70s
Do it to me Lionel Richie 90s
The Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann 60s


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