We’re all about The Best of the 80's to Now at 4AK. Starting out in Oakey, just west of Toowoomba, 4AK has been broadcasting throughout Toowoomba and the Darling Downs since 1935. The station has proven longevity and popularity with our local listeners, with Toowoomba locals have grown up listening to the hits of the day. In 2015 we’ll be celebrating 80 years of broadcasting. We may be old, but we’re not old hat.
We broadcast to the following towns and areas; Toowoomba, Pittsworth, Millmerran, Clifton, Allora, Warwick, Stanthorpe, Gatton, Crows Nest, Highfields, Dalby, Oakey, Tara, Chinchilla, Glenmorgan and more.
Our Location; We’ve been everywhere, man - from the old Chronicle Building in Ruthven Street, to our current historical location on the corner of James and Hume Streets. Our current location, Denis House, has had a long and prosperous history. Built in the 1870s, it was once one of Toowoomba’s best homes. The home was even owned by the Patterson family, whose son, Frank J. Patterson, would later become mayor of Toowoomba in 1930.
From the 1890s to World War II, Denis House served as a hospital to non-infectious cases. Renamed as St Dennis Hospital, the property was the location where Sister Elizabeth Kenny conducted much of her experiments and research into polio disease.
After World War II, Denis House then became a boarding house for businessmen in the area, catering for bankers and professional men. Its purpose soon changed, and the building was then used as a home for people that society had rejected. It was during this time that the then-kitchen area caught fire, destroying that part of the building. Since rebuilt, that area now holds our studios and newsroom.
4AK and its sister station 4WK, are part of the nationally renowned Super Radio Network. The Super Radio Network’s group of stations covers most of New South Wales as well as the ever-popular South East corner of Queensland. The Super Radio Network is proud to be a leader in sustaining the local community, through the use of local content and news, as well as through supporting local community events.
Our network is divided into two defined brands.
The Hit Music Network (4AK)
The Super Radio Network’s hit music network consists of fifteen FM stations across New South Wales and Queensland, and one AM station in Queensland. These stations are supplementary to our existing stations and provide a brand of content that plays all the big hits and reflects the 18 – 45 year culture.
News, Sport, Talk and Entertainment (4WK)
Our News, Talk, Sport and Entertainment network consists of twenty AM stations located across New South Wales and Queensland. These are the heritage stations of their local service area as they have long been the established voice of their local area. Our News, Talk, Sport and Entertainment network targets all people 40+.
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