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.


Listen to how the pair remembered the anniversary on air this morning.

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.

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AJ
19 Nov 2021 - 12:28 pm

Oh please… “Triple M Central Coast” hasn’t turned 50.

2GO has!!!

What an insult to radio heritage all these bland Triple M stations are. Yawnnnnn

James
19 Nov 2021 - 1:05 pm

I used to listen Grant Denyer’s dad Craig on 2GO.

Nolene Brown
19 Nov 2021 - 2:56 pm

This is the leader in AUDIO guys, recorded in a jam tin.

Lampsie Saleh
19 Nov 2021 - 3:06 pm

How does a trip back in time disregard Sarah King who was there for 27 years. That’s over half the life of the station. Pretty weak!

Aussiecam58
20 Nov 2021 - 6:24 am

Should have kept the station ID as 2GO. Had a local personally back then.

Hi Boomers
22 Nov 2021 - 8:37 am

How’s all the triggered boomers in the comments section! Just smile and be happy. The world changes – the good old days were great. But move on.

Peter S
22 Nov 2021 - 2:18 pm

@Hi Boomers

“the good old days were great. But move on.”

Now that’s a great idea for a new positioner for 107.7!

The funny part about this whole “celebration” of the great station we once were, is that those who listened then are so disenfranchised now. They’ve all gone to Star FM and Coast FM and 107.7 is left with the scraps who don’t know how to change the dial.

@Hi Boomers
22 Nov 2021 - 9:57 pm

You’re clearly bitter and burnt Peter. Have a cup of tea and a sit down. Peppermint is a good drop.

Yawns at old people
24 Nov 2021 - 8:32 am

Coast FM still pushing the line that “Other” in survey relates to them. lol sure Coast FM has a 20 share, in reality it’s a 2 share.

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