Triple M’s Classic Rock Digital closes with a smile

Classic Rock Digital shutdown: Overachiever goes out grinning with rock anthem soundtrack

Southern Cross Austereo decided last month it would close its Classic Rock Digital station because it was getting too popular.

Speaking to Mediaweek, Southern Cross Austereo chief creative officer Guy Dobson said: “The station was a victim of its own success. We found that Classic Rock Digital was eating into the cume audience for Triple M. We will be adding more of that classic rock content to the Triple M music format. Listeners will start to hear more of that gold content across the day.”


Southern Cross Austereo chief creative officer Guy Dobson

The Classic Rock Digital programmer had some fun with the tunes picked just prior to the station closing down. The station stopped broadcasting at 12 midnight Friday and since then has been broadcasting a message that listeners should listen to their local Triple M station.

This was the last hour where the song titles said it all.

Going to miss this station…

Classic Rock Digital: The final hour
Elton John: “Funeral For A Friend”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: “Don’t Come Around Here No More”
Pink Floyd: “Wish You Were Here”
Rainbow: “Since You Been Gone”
AC/DC: “Baby Please Don’t Go” (Live)
AC/DC: “Ride On”
Fleetwood Mac: “Go Your Own Way”
David Bowie: “Ashes To Ashes”
Jimi Hendrix: “The Wind Cries Mary”
The Angels: “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again”
Neil Young: “My My, Hey Hey”
Queen: “Who Wants To Live Forever”
Led Zeppelin: “Thank You”
The Doors: “The End”

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