Southern Cross Austereo acquires Classic Hits 666 & Hot Hits 997

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Southern Cross Austereo continues to expand operations in Western Australia, announcing the acquisition of Carnarvon Communications.

As a reuslt, Classic Hits 666 and Hot Hits 997 within the Carnarvon Licence area will fall under the SCA banner.

SCA previously represented both stations for sales, and will oversee their rebranding, with the former becoming a Triple M station and the latter becoming Hit997.

The move sees SCA further consolidate its position in Western Australia, following the purchase of Redwave Media.

That acquisition will see all RedFM stations rebranded as Hit Network stations, while stations under the Spirit Radio Network banner are becoming Triple M stations.

At the time, reports suggested SCA purchased Redwave for a cash consideration of $28 million.

Carnarvon Communications, like Redwave, was a logical acquisition for SCA to extend our radio coverage of Western Australia,” said SCA chief executive officer Grant Blackley.

“With Australias largest radio network, SCA is continuing to invest in audio and these two stations add to our reach and connection with local communities.”

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1 Apr 2020 - 4:19 pm

Great, now we can listen to the same content throughout all our regions.

Goodbye to a unique and brilliant station with a huge and brilliant selection of music.

Ian Rawlings
6 Apr 2020 - 2:23 pm

well that is the end of a era I for one will not be listening to the rubbish and I am shore there will be many more people in and around the Gasconye area that will follow suit the death of a great radio station RIP 666, Triple M is shit turning off regards Ian.

7 Apr 2020 - 10:21 pm

Gutted, listened to 666 via internet from Brissie – no way I’d bother with the prepackaged preprogrammed repeatathon that is Triple Mundane

9 Apr 2020 - 7:49 am

Please tell me I am not reading this correctly!!! Classic Hits 666 is now completely gone ???
If this is so then I am devastated

11 Apr 2020 - 4:07 am

Awesome. Now you can hear the same overplayed underwhelming TripleM selection all over the continent. GAG!

Farewell 666 you made our long nights on the job all the easier to bear here in Melbourne. Guess its back to Antenne Bayern’s Oldies but Goldies.

13 Apr 2020 - 6:45 pm

Has Triple M 666 AM Radio in Carnarvon began broadcasting yet over the local airwaves in the Gascoigne region ? Or is it either not on air yet OR still in test transmissions mode ? I can’t see a link to click on for RadioApp (the old Classic Hirs 666 logo is there but no music plays if you touch the play button ?) There is no link saying Triple M 666 Carnarvon OR The Gascoigne on the Triple M app either ? Can anyone from SCA seeing/reading this comment provide some information or an update ?

Graham Campbell
13 Apr 2020 - 11:50 pm

I’m so saddened by this news, I’ve listened to triple 6 Carnarvon for most of my life, it was a truly great station, From scratchy sounds on the AM band, south of Karratha to north of Geraldton in the car or on the web, it was worth listening too from anywhere! I truly hope that someone at Austereo create a clone of classic hits 666 and shares it Australia wide, rather than some more of the MMM stations out there!
RIP Classic hits 666.

16 Apr 2020 - 9:20 pm

That was a great radio station. Thanks 666 for all the oldies.
We loved to hear this radio station. Specially in this times.

Chris Price
17 Apr 2020 - 11:31 pm

great now we can hear commentators dribble on about crap between playing the same songs over and over between self promotion of how great they are . FFS you have FU**ED the enjoyment of listening to “LOCAL RADIO”.
Pricey Pissed Off

Keith Geraldton
22 Apr 2020 - 4:41 pm

Sorry to hear 666 no longer exist. It was a fantastic station with thousands of people listening over the net. I won’t even try to to tune in MMM.

Veronica Baynes
20 May 2020 - 2:11 pm

The worst news possible !! Goodbye to the very best radio station. Please new people ,play some good old 60s , 70s, 80s plus after all it is all age groups enjoying real music . Where is Tom Needle he knows what most of us mean! Triple M was fine for a while down south , what happened? Shame. Thank you for your time. Will we see or hear a comment from whoever???

Dorothy Bettesworth
4 Jun 2020 - 6:12 pm

What has happened to 666?? Loved listening to this awesome radio station as we travelled and stayed up north. We even miss the adverts!! Please bring back some classic hits


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