Hot 91 & Zinc 96 Sunshine Coast increases commitment to localism


• The Zinc 96 changes come into effect from 21st September while the new Hot 91 line-up begins on 6th October

Grant Broadcasters radio stations Hot 91 & Zinc 96 Sunshine Coast are pleased to make a series of announcements that increase and solidify a commitment to local content.

Hot 91 will become the market’s local content leader with 100% Sunshine Coast made shows from 5am till 10pm weekdays. Starting with Dave, Sam and Ash for Breakfast from 5am, followed by the Hot 91 workday with Ben Cullen till 3pm.And now after 12 years at Hot 91’s sister station Zinc 96, the popular Breakfast team of Nugget and Al will make the switch to Drive on Hot 91 from 3pm – 7pm.

Nugget and Al

Nugget and Al

The Hot 91 line up ends with the nationally syndicated and Sunshine Coast produced Random 30, weeknights from 7pm – 10pm. Over on Zinc 96, drive host Steve “Bilko” Bilokin will move to breakfast and is on the hunt for the next local breakfast star to fill the gap left by Nugget and Al.

The radio company‘s national content director, Ryan Rathbone, said “Bilko has been with Zinc for 12 years and the listeners love him. It’s exciting to think we can add to that by discovering a new local radio star and continue to provide live and local content to ouraudience.”

Zinc 96 listeners will have the chance to apply to join Bilko for breakfast and ultimately decide who is his co host, with more information on how to apply to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Top photo: Steve “Bilko” Bilokin

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