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 Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:36



Timmy @ 3131(19:31pm 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(21:35pm 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(23:38pm 23 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(8:31am 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(9:07am 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(12:48pm 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(13:01pm 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(13:17pm 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(14:12pm 25 Aug 2012)
What the hell did i just read? Slow down Lightning!
Anonymous(8:21am 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(7:45am 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(15:53pm 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(6:49am 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.
Jennifer Abbey(15:06pm 01 Jan 2015)
Best thing since sliced bread! Wonderful!

 Post Anonymously 

   I am a real live breathing human person

C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Manager.Details.

 

 

SCA are looking for a Network On Air Announcer/ Producer based in Townsville.Details.

 

 

 

.

C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Executive. Details.

 

 

SCA are looking for a Breakfast Announcer for HOT FM Central Queensland.  Details.

 

 

Hope 103.2 Sydney have a role for a Breakfast co-host. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a Program and Content Director for 7AD, 7BU and Sea FM based on the North West Coast of Tasmania.  Details.

KIIS Melbourne has a vacancy for a Drive Image Producer. Details.

 

 

ARN are looking for Account Managers based In CanberraDetails.

 

Recent Comments

Rob Kidd is moving from 4CC Gladstone to Zinc FM Mackay.

Melanie Tait will be joining ABC Local Radio Tasmania to present Statewide evenings.

Toni Pipicelli has joined Foxtel as Group Program Manager for Smooth and Max.

Dan King, formerly of Nova, SCA and MCM, will join Foxtel in May as Sound Designer for Fox 8 and Arena.

 

Andy Sinn has joined the ranks of Emotive as their new Commercial Director

Beth Rep is moving from Zinc FM Mackay to Zinc Cairns.

Waleed Aly has rejoined Radio National to host a new program called 'The Minefield'

Jake Chapman has moved from Hot Tomato Gold Coast to Rebel FM.

 

Stephanie Hobbs is moving from SCA Townsville to the ARN Melbourne newsroom replacing Kiara Parker.

 
 

Violet Merhi has joined 2day FM On-Air line-up as well as being Assistant MD.
 

Most Read (Last 60 Days)

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. HQ Complex Newmarket Hotel
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
5. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
5. BCF Super Retail Group Ltd

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Dan Murphy's Woolworths Ltd
4. Mingara Recreation Club Mingara Recreation Club Ltd
5. Monster Truck Promotions Australia Monster Truck Promotions Australia Pty Ltd

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Cricks Tweed Crick Auto Group
4. Kool Kids Early Learning Centres Kool Kids Early Learning Centres
5. Australian Industry Trade College Australian Industry Trade College Ltd

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
5. The Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Schnitzel Boss Schnitzel Boss
5. Vickers Home Improvements Vickers Home Improvements

Perth Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. FOXTEL FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd
5. Forty Winks Forty Winks Franchising Pty Ltd

Sydney Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Mortgage House Mortgage House Of Australia
4. Bing Lee Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd
5. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.9 (13.8) SCA
296FM11.5(10.2)ARN
3 Nova 93.711.4 (12.6) NE
4ABC72010.3(9.6)ABC
5triple j 9.0(11.0) ABC
6 6PR 8.4(7.3)Fairfax
792.9 6.4(8.2) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • 96FM now owned by ARN

Auckland Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 13.4 (13.0) TRN
2 Coast  9.6 (8.1) TRN
3 The Edge 7.8 (6.0) Mediaworks
4 The Breeze 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
5 Classic Hits 6.7 (5.9) TRN
6 ZM 5.9 (5.6) TRN
7 Mai FM 5.2 (4.3) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Christchurch Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 17.0 (16.1) TRN
2 More FM 10.7 (11.8) Mediaworks
3 The Breeze 10.2 (8.8) Mediaworks
4 The Rock 9.0 (10.3) Mediaworks
5 The Edge 6.9 (6.5) Mediaworks
6 The Sound 6.0 (6.4) Mediaworks
7 Classic Hits 5.7 (5.7) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Gold Coast Ratings

1 Gold FM 14.3 (15.0) SCA
2 Hot Tomato 14.1 (13.9) HT
3 Sea FM 9.5 (8.8) SCA
4 triple j 9.4 (7.6) ABC
5 ABC 91.7 FM 6.7 (6.6) ABC
6 ABC612 3.3 (4.2) ABC
7 ABC FM 2.9 (2.2) ABC
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014

 

Melbourne Ratings

1 3AW 13.6 (12.8) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 10.7 (10.0) ABC
3 Fox FM 7.6 (8.5) SCA
4 Triple M 7.4 (6.8) SCA
5Nova 100 7.3(7.8)NE
6smoothfm 91.5 7.2(7.4)NE
7 KIIS 101.1 7.1 (6.3) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • Mix101.1 now KIIS 101.1 

Sydney Ratings

1 2GB 13.0 (12.1) MRN
2ABC 7029.5(8.5)ABC
3KIIS 10658.7(8.6) ARN
4WSFM 7.9(8.9)ARN
5Nova 96.9 7.6(7.5)NE
6smoothfm 95.3 7.3(6.6)NE
7triple j6.5(6.5) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

Canberra Ratings

1 104.7 17.3 (17.5) SCA
2 Mix 106.3 16.8 (15.9) SCA
3 ABC666 16.4 (15.6) ABC
4 triple j 10.0 (10.3) ABC
5 Classic FM 8.2 (10.2) ABC
6 Radio National 7.6 (6.9) ABC
7 2CC 7.0 (6.6) Capital
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014

 

Central Coast Ratings

1 Sea FM 17.7 (12.4) SCA
2 2GO FM 13.2 (17.5) SCA
3 Star 104.5 11.4 (14.3) NE
4 ABC 92.5 10.7 (9.9) ABC
5 2GB 9.8 (8.9) MRN
6 triple j 5.8 (5.2) ABC
7 WSFM 2.8 (0.7) ARN
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2012
  • Nielsen Media Research

Wellington Ratings

1 NewstalkZB 15.3 (10.5) TRN
2 The Breeze 13.7 (14.6) Mediaworks
3 ZM 11.3 (12.4) TRN
4 The Sound 7.5 (7.1) Mediaworks
5 The Rock 7.4 (8.3) Mediaworks
6 The Edge 6.6 (8.3) Mediaworks
7 Coast 5.7 (4.6) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 13.8 (15.5) ARN
2ABC89112.5(10.0) ABC
3Nova 91.911.3(11.2)NE
4FIVEaa 10.4(11.4)NE
5Triple M 9.7(10.8)NE
6Cruise 13239.2(8.1)ARN
7triple j8.3(6.6) ABC
8hit1075.9(8.1) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 2014, was SAFM

Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 15.3 (15.3) SCA
2 ABC1233 11.9 (11.1) ABC
3NXFM 11.6(9.7) SCA
4New FM10.0(9.3)BOG
5 triple j 9.9 (10.8) ABC
6 2HD 9.8 (10.3) BOG
7 Classic FM 3.9 (4.7) ABC
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014

 

Albury Ratings

1 Star FM 22.9* (22.7)** SCA
2 The River 20.7* (27.0)** SCA
3 2AY 16.6* (11.9)** ACE
4 ABC Local Radio 14.0* (11.2)** ABC
5 triple j 9.9* (4.2)** ABC
6 Radio National 2.2* (1.6)** ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * Xtra Research/ ** Nielsen 

Brisbane Ratings

197.3FM14.6(12.3)ARN
2Nova 106.9 10.8(13.5)NE
3ABC61210.7(8.5) ABC
4triple j 9.4(9.0) ABC
5B105 9.3(9.7) SCA
6Triple M 8.7(8.8) SCA
7 4KQ 8.6 (7.1) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

Wollongong Ratings

1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • IRIS Research
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.06
-5.36%
APN News & Media
APN
0.995
0.00%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.955
0.00%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.10
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.290
1.75%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.34
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.205
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.38
2.99%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.13
-1.11%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.08
-1.42%
Prime Media
PRT
0.890
0.56%

Most Commented (All Time)