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New digital station launches

This afternoon a new digital station launched.

Australia's #1 Bird Sounds station has been removed after a week or so of broadcasting non-stop bird noises.

SCA have now launched 'Stardust Radio' which seems to be all about the big band style - playing 'The Greatest Songs of All Time'.

Here are a selection of songs played in the first half hour.....

New York New York Frank Sinatra
Ain't that a kick in the head Dean Martin
It had to be you Harry Connick Jr.
Beyond the sea Bobby Darin
Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley
At Last Etta James
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
Danke Shoen Wanye Newton
Feeling Good Michael Buble
Music to watch girls go by Andy Williams

The imaging is old school American jingle style.

It sounds like stepping back in time and listening to U.S. radio in 1955.....but in DAB+

Have a listen.....

Published on Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:36



Timmy @ 3131(20:31pm 22 Aug 2012)
Good on SCA for launching Stardust Radio onto the DAB platform. An ad and announcer free alternative to Fairfax Radio's Magic. Thanks for providing song title and artist info. Wouldn't it be KOOOL if you provided same - frustrating and NOT KOOOL not to provide song title and artist info. What's the use? And the same applies to Fairfax's Buckle - so user Unfriendly - DAB lives forever.
John(22:35pm 23 Aug 2012)
Once again, Austereo focus their energy in misguided ways. They are so competitor focused that they have created a DAB station that plays songs from DMG's Smoothfm. Etta James, buble,Sinatra..all songs I have heard on smooth.
Jones(0:38am 24 Aug 2012)
I quite like it. It's a change from rock, pop, rap, disco, bubblegum, Bieber, OD, etc.
If promoted it may catch on for those of us who are sick of mainstream music as dictated by focus groups.
Anonymous(9:31am 24 Aug 2012)
Seems bizarre that they've launched without a website or Facebook presence. Personally I think it sounds more like 2ch/4bh than Smooth.
Peter Holden(10:07am 24 Aug 2012)
Not too bad at all.

Though I'm not in the station's demographic target range, I was really enjoying the mix.

In fact, I also really enjoy those old-school jingles :)

The only downside (as with all the new digital stations) is no news (not even just a 30 second headline update) and weather during breakfast.
Anonymous(13:48pm 24 Aug 2012)
had a listen the first night sounds better then the hip hop crap on other stations
but the next morning heard some of the same tracks from the night before.
it's a real shame stations have to play their top tracks over and over.
i thought the idea was to keep listeners, not to turn them off, if stations keep playing tracks over and over
people will go else where

we need more stations that play older music from the 50's 60's and 70's
Jono(14:01pm 25 Aug 2012)
Hi,
It would be good if Stardust'ld play "San Francisco" by Scot McKenzie and also "Like a bridge over troubled waters" by Simon and Garfuncle.Also "Zoom" by Fat Larry's Band and "Song song blue" by Neil diamond.It'ld be good if Stardust was like how MyMp used to be with no ads and no DJ's,just lots of good music.Also,if Stardust played "Morningtown ride" by The Seekers.Also "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John and "high" by Lighthouse Family.I didn't just request lighthouse family here,I've suggested lots of songs which other people'll enjoy.
From Jono and Ben
Jono(14:17pm 25 Aug 2012)
Hi,
On the weekends Stardust should play A-Z of Variety and also the Top 500 Countdown of the best songs of all time.Also the top 1000 Countdown of the best songs of all time.
Also,please get rid of the Bird Station.Also I think Stardust should play some older 90's music like "High" by Lighthouse Family.
I also think Stardust and Magic shouldn't compete against each other.
From Jono and ben
drex(15:12pm 25 Aug 2012)
What the hell did i just read? Slow down Lightning!
Anonymous(9:21am 01 Sep 2012)
Thank you Stardust, we have been looking for a station like you for such a long time. Will certainly keep listening as we don't enjoy a lot of today's disharmony and lack of melody. Your soothing tones have been a godsend post surgery.
Otto Pfister(8:45am 02 Sep 2012)
Who wants to take bets on how long this will last? I give it 6 months, just long enough for Stardust to develop a following, before the brainiacs at SCA replace it with a 24 hour Dubstep station or something equally as rubbish. Enjoy Stardust while you can, people.
Anonymous(16:53pm 04 Oct 2012)
Have just discovered Stardust. Fabulous music. ( Obviously I fit into the demographic) I love that there no DJ rants or ads Good on ya!
Richard Fotheringham(16:22pm 19 Mar 2013)
has anyone noticed there are a lot of cover versions of famous songs and artists played ?
Anonymous(23:51pm 19 Mar 2013)
How's about someone start a digital station playing nothing but Hawaiin music.
That'd be different.
bill@epping(7:49am 27 Sep 2013)
Great station much like in US. I Luke it no ads . sick of the talk back and noise .
Anonymous(7:43am 04 Feb 2014)
this radio station sucks there are so many good old songs but this station has e.g 100 and loops them always the same songs i doubt if there is any body over looking the system to see what s being played
Johan(11:15am 21 Oct 2014)
Great station and music but constantly on same loop same music.

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