Trip back in time to celebrate Triple M Central Coast’s 50 years
Triple M 107.7 breakfast presenters Paddy & Rob Palmer jumped in a time machine to explore the Central Coast for the station’s 50th Birthday.
Beginning as 2GO on the AM band at 1310KHz, the coast’s first commercial station launched 50 years ago today from studios in Henry Parry Drive Gosford and a transmitter site at Ourimbah. The station is still located in the same building where it began.
The first song heard on the station was Everything is beautiful by Ray Stevens, and the first voice on air was the General Manager, Keith Graham.
The station was originally owned by Wesgo and was one of two inaugural licences held by the company when it began, the other was WSFM. Keith Graham was killed in a car crash in 1984, Wesgo eventually became ARN and the Gosford licence was sold to Austereo.
The station changed frequency to AM 801 when Stereo AM broadcasting was introduced and eventually moved to the FM band on 107.7 MHz.
In November 2019, 2GO FM changed its callsign to Triple M as part of SCA’s common branding strategy for the network. Hear the moment it changed in this clip.
Today the breakfast team had a nostalgia trip to mark the anniversary, travelling to various eras in the station’s history and various locations across the listening area. The time jumps were shared on social media.