Southern Cross Austereo acquires Classic Hits 666 & Hot Hits 997
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 Australia’s largest radio network, SCA is continuing to invest in audio and these two stations add to our reach and connection with local communities.”