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Digital radio

In May 2009, digital radio services began broadcasting in Melbourne, offering high quality sound and extra features using the DAB+ standard.

At the moment, there is no digital radio coverage outside of Melbourne.

Many of Melbourne's AM and FM radio stations simulcast on the digital radio network. Additionally, there are many digital-only stations.

Digital radio
Digital Radio Plus

Digital radio stations in Melbourne
AM simulcasting stations FM simulcasting stations Digital only stations
3AW Listen to radio station
ABC Melbourne Listen to radio station
ABC News Radio Listen to radio station
ABC Radio National Listen to radio station
Magic Listen to radio station
Radio Sport National Listen to radio station
SEN Listen to radio station
ABC Classic Listen to radio station
Fox Listen to radio station
Gold Listen to radio station
Mix Listen to radio station
Nova Listen to radio station
SBS Radio
Smooth FM Listen to radio station
Triple J Listen to radio station
Triple M Listen to radio station
ABC Country Listen to radio station
ABC Dig Music Listen to radio station
ABC Grandstand
ABC Jazz Listen to radio station
Aussie Digital
Buddha Listen to radio station
Chemist Warehouse Remix Listen to radio station
Gold Plus Listen to radio station
Koffee Listen to radio station
Kool Listen to radio station
Mix 80s Listen to radio station
My MP
NovaNation Listen to radio station
Radar Listen to radio station
Radio Sport National Carnival Listen to radio station
SBS Chill Listen to radio station
SBS Pop Araby Listen to radio station
SBS Pop Asia Listen to radio station
SBS Pop Desi Listen to radio station
SBS Radio 1 Listen to radio station
SBS Radio 2 Listen to radio station
Stardust Radio Listen to radio station
The Buckle
The Edge Listen to radio station
Triple J Unearthed Listen to radio station

AM radio

3AR (now incorporated into ABC Radio National) began Victoria's first AM radio station broadcast in Melbourne during January 1924.

Due to its susceptibility to interference, these days AM broadcasting is mainly used for talk, news and sports radio.

AM broadcasts can usually be picked up from a much greater distance from the transmitter at night due to atmospheric conditions.

AM radio stations broadcasting in Victoria
Station type Station name Main studio location
Commercial 2AY Albury N.S.W.
3AW Melbourne
3CS Colac
3GG Warragul
3HA Hamilton
3NE Wangaratta
3SH Swan Hill
3WM Horsham
3YB Warrnambool
EasyMix Bendigo
EasyMix Mildura
Gold 1242 Sale
Magic Melbourne
SEN Melbourne
Radio Sport National Melbourne
Non-commercial ABC Gippsland Sale
ABC Melbourne Melbourne
ABC News Radio National broadcast
ABC Radio National National broadcast
ABC South West Victoria Warrnambool
ABC Western Victoria Horsham
SBS Radio National broadcast
Community and narrowcast 2ME National broadcast
3CR Melbourne
3CW Melbourne
3RPH National broadcast
3XY Melbourne
GB Radio Melbourne
Kool n Deadly Melbourne
Rete Italia National broadcast
Vision Radio National broadcast

FM radio

EON-FM (now known as Triple M) was Australia's first commercial FM radio station. It commenced broadcasting in Melbourne during July 1980.

Most radio broadcasting is now on the FM band due to its superior sound quality over AM broadcasts.

FM radio transmissions are sometimes able to be carried across Bass Strait, so areas along Victoria's far south coast near Wilsons Promontory may pick up broadcasts from stations along the northern coast of Tasmania. Areas of Victoria near the northern border with New South Wales and the western border with South Australia may also receive broadcasts from interstate stations.

FM radio stations broadcasting in Melbourne and Geelong
Station type Station name Main studio location
Commercial Bay-FM Geelong
Fox-FM Inner Melbourne
Gold 104 Inner Melbourne
K-Rock Geelong
Mix Inner Melbourne
Nova 100 Inner Melbourne
Smooth FM Inner Melbourne
Triple M Inner Melbourne
Non-commercial ABC Classic FM National broadcast
SBS National broadcast
Triple J National broadcast
Community and narrowcast 3MBS Inner Melbourne
3MDR Mountain District Radio Emerald
3RPP Moorooduc
3SER Casey Radio Cranbourne
3WBC Box Hill
3ZZZ Inner Melbourne
96three Geelong
979 FM Melton
Apple FM Bacchus Marsh
Eastern FM Croydon
Energy Radio 3NRG Sunbury
Golden Days Radio Glen Huntly
Hot Country Geelong
Inner FM Heidelberg
Joy Melbourne Inner Melbourne
Kiss FM Inner Melbourne
Light FM Inner Melbourne
North West FM Glenroy
PBS Inner Melbourne
Plenty Valley FM Greensborough
RPH Print Radio National broadcast
Southern FM Moorabbin
Surf FM Frankston
Stereo 974 Sunshine
Syn FM Inner Melbourne
The Pulse Geelong
Triple R Inner Melbourne
WYN-FM Werribee
Yarra Valley FM Woori Yallock

FM radio stations broadcasting in regional Victoria
Station type Station name Studio
Commercial 3BA Ballarat
3BO FM Bendigo
3NE Wangaratta
3SR Shepparton
Classic Rock Echuca
Coast FM Warrnambool
Easymix Bendigo
Flow FM National broadcast
MIXX FM Colac
MIXX FM Hamilton
MIXX FM Horsham
MIXX FM Swan Hill
Power FM Ballarat
Radio Sport National National broadcast
Star FM Albury N.S.W.
Star FM Bendigo
Star FM Mildura
Star FM Mount Gambier S.A.
Star FM Shepparton
Star FM Warragul
Sun FM Mildura
The Edge Wangaratta
The River Albury N.S.W.
TR FM Traralgon
Non-commercial ABC Ballarat Ballarat
ABC Central Victoria Bendigo
ABC Classic FM National broadcast
ABC Gippsland Sale
ABC Goulburn Murray Wodonga, Shepparton
ABC Mildura - Swan Hill Mildura
ABC NewsRadio National broadcast
ABC Radio National National broadcast
ABC South West Victoria Warrnambool
ABC Western Victoria Horsham
Kids FM National broadcast
SBS National broadcast
Triple J National broadcast
Community and narrowcast 3BBR FM Drouin
3MFM Inverloch
3MGB Wilderness Radio Mallacoota
3WAY-FM Warrnambool
5TCB FM Bordertown S.A.
Alpine Radio Mount Beauty
Ark FM Bendigo
Bendigo's Best Sport Bendigo
Central Victorian Gospel Radio Harcourt
Coastal FM Portland
Country Radio Paradise Beach
Faith FM Traralgon
Gippsland FM Morwell
Goldfields FM Maryborough
Good News Radio Ballarat
High Country Radio Omeo
Highlands FM Kyneton
Hit Radio Seymour
Hot FM Mildura
Indigo FM Beechworth
Kinglake Ranges Radio Kinglake
Life FM Sale
Mallee Border Radio Murrayville
Oak FM Wangaratta
OCR FM Colac
One FM Shepparton
Orbit FM Regional broadcast
Phoenix FM Bendigo
Radio 80s Korumburra
Radio EMFM Echuca
Radio KLFM Bendigo
Radio Mansfield Mansfield
Radio Upper Murray Walwa
Raw FM National broadcast
REG FM Lakes Entrance
Rete Italia National broadcast
Revival Time Radio Corryong
River Country Radio Tocumwal N.S.W.
RPH Print Radio National broadcast
Seymour 99.3 Seymour
Seymour FM Seymour
Sky Sports Radio National broadcast
Smart FM Swan Hill
Ten-73 Border FM Albury N.S.W.
The Light Wodonga
Triple H Horsham
UG-FM Radio Murrindindi Alexandra
Vision FM National broadcast
Voice FM Ballarat
WMA FM Castlemaine