Mix 94.5

Mix 94.5 (official callsign 6MIX) is a commercial music radio station owned by Southern Cross Austereo in Perth, Western Australia. Despite sharing the 'Mix' callsign, it has no relation to the Mix stations in other Australian cities. It is targeted to 25 to 54 year olds.

Mix 94.5
Mix 94.5 logo
Broadcast areaPerth
SloganMix Means Variety
Frequency1210 kHz AM (1941–1978)
1206 kHz AM (1978–1991)
First air date23 October 1941 (as 6KY)
1 June 1991 (as 6JKY)
FormatAdult contemporary
AffiliationsTriple M Network
OwnerSouthern Cross Austereo
Websitemix.com.au

History

The station originally began as 6KY, beginning broadcasting on 23 October 1941 on 1210am kHz and would eventually end up at the frequency 1206 kHz. The original building, at 17-19 James Street, East perth, was the first building in Western Australia to be built specifically as a radio station. Consisting of five studios and an auditorium, the station was then owned by the Australian Workers' Union. On 1 June 1991, under then General Manager Peter Perrin, 6KY became one of two Perth radio stations to convert from the AM to FM bands. The station became known upon conversion to FM as 6KYFM, and later as 94.5 KYFM, with the official call sign 6JKY, the transition from AM to FM was considered one of the most successful in Australia. The Perth conversion process was in fact the second round of auctions for that city as the first round was unsuccessful, leaving 96FM, the first and only commercial FM station in the city. The on-air identity was later shortened to 94.5FM under the management of well-known Perth broadcaster Gary Roberts and then around 1997–1998 adopted the name Mix 94.5.[1] The official call sign is now 6MIX.

Southern Cross Austereo Perth building, Subiaco
Mix 94.5's broadcast centre in Subiaco, which also houses competitor HIT 92.9

In September 2005, Mix 94.5 changed its logo from the red mix in the blue ball to the one seen on the right on this page.

In March 2007 Mix 94.5 and sister station 92.9 moved from premises at 283 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia to a new purpose built broadcast centre at 450 Roberts Road, Subiaco.

The switch between Mix 94.5's Rokeby Road studios and the new purpose built broadcast centre in Roberts Road took place at 2pm on 5 March. The first song played was "Friday on My Mind" by The Easybeats which was #43 in the "Top 294 Songs For Grown Ups" that Mix 94.5 was playing across the long weekend.

In May 2009 the station began broadcasting its signal on Digital Radio as well. Perth was the first Australian city to switch the digital transmitters.

Current Lineup Weekdays

6am-9am: The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba
9am-12pm: 9-5 No Repeat Workday with Ross Edwards
12pm-1pm: Ten From Then With Clairsy
1pm-3pm: 9-5 No Repeat Workday & Arvo’s with Pete Curulli
3pm-5pm: The Rush Hour with Pete Currulli
5pm-7pm: The Drive Home with Jane Kennedy & Mick Molloy

References

  1. ^ Reading, John (September 1997). "Business as usual for radio stations says Gary Roberts l". Campaign Brief.

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Coordinates: 31°56′46″S 115°49′13″E / 31.9461°S 115.8203°E

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Brian Mannix

Brian Mannix (born 7 October 1961 in Melbourne) is an Australian rock music singer and actor.

He was formerly the lead singer of 1980s band Uncanny X-Men, and in 2006 performed in the Countdown Spectacular and at the 2006 AFL Grand Final. Uncanny X-Men are known for their hits such as "The Party", "How Do You Get Your Kicks?", "50 Years" and "Everybody Wants to Work".

Mannix was also a regular on the ABC1 television quiz show Spicks and Specks where he usually played on Myf Warhurst's team. Mannix appeared as a contestant on Channel 7's series of Dancing with the Stars in its twelfth season during 2012 where he came fifth with professional dance partner Melanie Hooper.Mannix tours regularly with former Kids in the Kitchen lead singer, Scott Carne, and their Absolutely 80s ensemble, playing their hit songs from the 1980s era.

In 2016, Mannix was cast as "Buddy," a leading role in the successful stage musical "We Will Rock You" based on the music of Queen and written by Ben Elton. The musical ran for six months straight from 30 April to 30 October 2016, first at Sydney's Lyric Theatre, followed by the Lyric Theatre at Brisbane's QPAC, and the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, where it closed with a spectacular performance on Sunday, 30 October 2016.

On Friday, 28 October 2016, it was announced that Mannix would rejoin with his Uncanny X-Men bandmates for the "Rock In The Vines" concert, to be held at the Sutton Grange Winery, near Bendigo, Victoria, on Friday, 27 January 2017.

On Tuesday, 29 November 2016, Mannix announced he would be releasing a new single via iTunes. The song, "Won't Be Home For Christmas" was co-written by Steve Harrison, a co-founder of the Uncanny X-Men, about "20 years ago" according to Mannix, and was mastered at The Beatles' Abbey Road studios. It was released on iTunes on Friday, 9 December 2016.

Brian Mannix has a show on Perth's Mix 94.5 every weekday from 12pm to 1pm called "Generation 80's". Mannix tells the stories and Dean Claires plays the tunes.

Mannix is married to Susan Mannix (née Hebbard) and has two children, Casey and Max Mannix.

Chris Mainwaring

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Fred Botica

Fred Botica (born 20 March 1947) was a radio announcer in Perth, Australia on Mix 94.5. He retired on 9 May 2014.

Botica was born in New Zealand, and began his radio career in December 1969 on Radio Hauraki,

to which he returned in 1973 after a couple of years working at Radio 1XX in Whakatane. In 1976, he again left Radio Hauraki to work at Melbourne's 3KZ, a stint that lasted only 6 months. Botica returning once again to Radio Hauraki as breakfast presenter and program director, where he remained (apart from a short sojourn at 1ZM) until late 1982. At this time, he started work at 89FM, the first commercial FM radio station in Auckland.Botica immigrated to Perth from New Zealand in 1986,

and started work with Channel 7 Perth as their voiceover artist, and with 96fm as a breakfast radio announcer. During his time at 96fm, he performed the Australia Day skyshow voiceovers. In 1993, 96fm was bought by Village Roadshow and was renamed "Triple M". Staff at the station opposed the changes which were to occur with this purchase; as a consequence, Botica along with his sidekick Captain Paul shifted to 94.5 during 1992.Since then Botica led Mix 94.5's breakfast team to the highest rating in Perth with Botica's Bunch, although in recent years the breakfast slot has been beaten on many occasions by ABC 720's Eoin Cameron. Botica was reputed to command an annual salary of $250,000. In 2014, just prior to his retirement, Botica moved to co-host the afternoon drive shift on Mix 94.5 with his former breakfast co-host Lisa Shaw.

As part of his image, Botica insisted that he was camera-shy, and in all publicity and advertising for his radio show, his face was always obscured.

Gary Roberts (radio broadcaster)

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Gary and his team quickly transformed 94.5FM (now MIX 94.5) from a poor No 5 to a strong No1 in the Perth marketplace. In August 1993, 94.5FM purchased PMFM (now 92.9) from Kerry Packer, and Gary Roberts was appointed managing director of both stations. Under his guidance, 92.9 and MIX 94.5 dominated the Perth radio market being the No 1 and No 2 stations while Gary was at the helm.

In 1997 Austereo purchased 92.9 and MIX 94.5 for $100,000,000 and Gary Roberts remained as managing director.

Gary was a Director of the peak radio industry body for eight years, including 3 years as Chairman of Commercial Radio Australia. This is the industry association for commercial radio representing the interests of 235 member stations nationally, including the major networks of Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network, Nova Entertainment, Fairfax and Macquarie.

In 2002, Gary resigned as managing director of Austereo Perth and after a brief holiday in Italy, accepted the role of managing director of Perth's first new commercial FM radio station in 22 years, Nova 93.7.

Nova 93.7 was launched on 5 December 2002 and in its first survey in 2003, was No 1 with its core demographics.

Today, Nova 93.7 is Number 1 overall and has more listeners than any other Perth radio station in history with a record of over 600,000 each week and is No 1 Under 40, Under 50 and Under 60.

The launch of the Nova Network across Australia, was one of the most successful brands launched in Australian radio history. Gary Roberts in now CEO of Digital Investments Pty Ltd.

Glenn Mitchell (sports broadcaster)

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He joined ABC Sport in Perth in January 1990.

He commentated at four Olympic Games – Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 – principally calling cycling and co-hosted the coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies in Athens and Beijing.

He also commentated the track and field for ABC-TV at the 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games and worked on four Commonwealth Games – Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010 – calling cycling and co-hosting the opening and closing ceremonies at each.

Mitchell commentated nearly 200 Test and limited-overs cricket matches, covering 13 overseas tours to England, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.

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In 1998 he wrote Pursuing Excellence, a biography of Western Australia's sportswomen for the Women's Sport Foundation of Western Australia.He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal by the Governor-General of Australia for services to sport in November 2000.

He is married to ABC Grandstand and television presenter, Karen Tighe.

Since leaving the ABC Mitchell has worked as a freelancer in the media commentating cricket on radio and television for the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Australian Football on radio stations 6PR and 6IX, as well as weekly appearances on Sky News and Mix 94.5 and a regular contributor to BBC Five Live.

He is also a columnist for sports website, The Roar.

He operates his own website, glennmitchell.com.au.

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Nic Nolan

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The group has released one E.P. Colourful Girl in July 2010, recorded with vocalist Aaron Malone with producer Anthony Cormican (Birds of Tokyo). The E.P. generally received favourable reviews. In September 2010, the title track from this E.P. was awarded the grand prize in the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. By late 2010, they had toured with The Black Sorrows, Thirsty Merc, Human Nature and had won Mix 94.5's contest to support Bon Jovi at Paterson's Stadium.The E.P. sold out of the print run of 1,000 copies, however, before the second E.P. could be completed, vocalist Aaron Malone left the band to be replaced with Jeremy Gregory, who had recently returned to Perth from Los Angeles where he was signed to Warner Bros. Records. After several member changes in 2011, the line-up consisted of Jeremy Gregory, Michael Tan and Matt Bell, with producer Anthony Cormican often performing with the band as the lead guitarist, and John Sherrit as the band's sound engineer.

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