|Broadcast area||Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast|
|Frequency||693 kHz AM (also on DAB+)|
|Slogan||Good Times and Great Classic Hits|
|Affiliations||Pure Gold Network|
|Owner||Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd |
(ARN Communications Pty Ltd)
First air date
|May 7, 1947|
|690 kHz (1948-1978)|
650 kHz (1947-1948)
|Power||10,000 watts day/5,000 watts night|
This section needs expansion with: History after April 1954. You can help by adding to it. (July 2012)
Planning for the station began after a licence with the callsign 4KQ was granted in August 1946. It began broadcasting on 7 May 1947 on 650 kHz under the ownership of the Australian Labor Party. The station was involved in number of controversies relating to this ownership.
On 1 September 1948, the station changed to 690 kHz, although was marketed in the 1970s and 1980s as 4KQ 700. Originally operating at 1000W at launch, approval was given to upgrade to 2000W in April 1954.
Later the station moved to 693 kHz in 1978. 4KQ broadcasts from its studios in the Brisbane suburb of Stones Corner, along with its sister station 97.3 FM. It presents a classic hits format of music from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, with some 1990s, aimed at listeners 40–54 years of age.
4KQ's main programming component is their Classic Hits music format. News Bulletins are also aired hourly weekdays, with an increased half-hourly frequency during the Breakfast programme. Traffic reports are also aired hourly, with an increased 15-minute frequency during the weekday Breakfast programme, and 20-minute frequency during the weekday Drive programme.
- "4KQ Goes On The Air". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 8 May 1947. p. 3. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "Labour Radio Will Be 4KQ". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 16 August 1946. p. 3. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "Labor's 4KQ "On The Air"". Worker. Brisbane. 12 May 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "Premier Warned On Cash To 4KQ". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 22 October 1947. p. 3. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "Promise to check 4KQ advertising". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 16 March 1949. p. 3. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "Liberals protest 4KQ cut speech by Hiley". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 15 October 1949. p. 3. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "Radio change costly (You'll need new dial)". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 25 August 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "More Watts To Radio Stations". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 23 April 1954. p. 8. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
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