Mysterious SCA station Loop FM is no more

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Mysterious Toowoomba radio station Loop FM has been taken off the air.

The Chronicle reports that the Southern Cross Austereo-owned station is no longer occupying its frequency on 99.1.

Loop FM has been something of an enigma for the better part of the last year, known for the fact that it played ‘A Thousand Miles’ by Vanessa Carlton and ‘In The Air Tonight’ on repeat.

That’s right; the two tracks were played non-stop, with no ads, news or talk, and if you called the station, it would only allow you to request one of the two songs.

The station, which is only available within an 8km radius from the Mount Lofty broadcast tower, recently shocked listeners by adding the song ‘Mmm mmm mmm mmm’ by Crash Test Dummies.

But now the cult station is no more, having been taken off the air entirely.

It seems like strange timing, given its Facebook page posted the following message just days ago:

A spokesperson for SCA told The Chronicle last month that the station had previously been used for Kids FM, and at this stage, the network had yet to decide on the future of the frequency.

Radio Today has reached out to SCA for comment on the future of the station and the 99.1 frequency.

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Anthony The Koala
11 May 2019 - 3:04 pm

It reminds me of an episode of “The Goodies” about “Radio Goodies”. The only tune on the “Radio Goodies'” playlist was “A Walk In The Black Forest” by Horst Jankowski.

At least Loop FM lived true to its name, playing two songs in a loop.

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