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Triple M is a radio network owned by Southern Cross Austereo. The rock music stations broadcast in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide; and between 1994 and 1997 in Perth. Triple M started with the arrival of commercial FM radio in 1980.

  • 1980 : Triple M launches in Sydney. Whilst EON FM launched in Melbourne, FM 104 in Brisbane and 96fm in Perth
  • 1986 : Hoyts Media, owner of Triple M Sydney, buys EON FM
  • 1987 : Hoyts Media buys 96fm
  • 1988 : Hoyts Media buys FM 104. EON FM and FM 104 start using the Triple M name, expanding the brand to the three eastern state capitals
  • 1993 : Adelaide's KAFM, that converted to FM three years earlier, is bought by Hoyts Media. KAFM starts using the Triple M name
  • 1994 : Austereo (now Southern Cross Austereo) buys Triple M. They rename 96fm as Triple M to complete the five capital city network

In 1997 Austereo buys PMFM (Hit 92.9) and KYFM (Mix 94.5) in Perth. With the "2 station rule", Triple M Perth is sold and returned to 96fm; leaving the current four station Triple M network.

Triple M 104.5Triple M 104.9Triple M 105.1Triple M 104.74 city network
Location Name Frequency Callsign
NSW Sydney Triple M 104.9FM 2MMM
VIC Melbourne Triple M 105.1FM 3MMM
QLD Brisbane Triple M 104.5FM 4MMM
SA Adelaide Triple M 104.7FM 5MMM

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New South Wales Sydney Newcastle Victoria Melbourne Queensland Brisbane Sunshine Coast South Australia Adelaide Western Australia Perth Tasmania Hobart ACT Canberra
Sydney Hit 104.1 KIIS 106.5 Triple M 104.9 smoothfm 95.3 WSFM
NSW Star 104.5 The Edge 96.1
Melbourne Gold 104.3 Hit 101.9 KIIS 101.1 smoothfm 91.5 Triple M 105.1
Brisbane 4KQ 97.3 FM Hit 105 Magic 882 Triple M 104.5
Adelaide 5AA Cruise 1323 Hit 107 Mix 102.3 Triple M 104.7
Perth 96fm Hit 92.9 Mix 94.5
Hobart Sea FM 100.9
Canberra Mix 106.3