Digital radio station Double J kicked off its first broadcast on Wednesday with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Get Ready for Love.
The station began its inaugural broadcast at midday (AEST) with an introduction of Double J and Triple J archival interview snippets from artists such as Frank Zappa, Michael Hutchence, Noel Gallagher, You Am I and Bjork.
Soon after the broadcast broke into the song from Cave, who Double J’s presenter Myf Warhurst said was “the most continually played artist” on the original Double J and Triple J stations.
Warhurst, who launched Double J from the Kelvin Club in Melbourne, has been named as one of the station’s presenters.
“Today a brand new chapter begins,” she said at the launch.
The former Spicks and Specks presenter also told listeners to expect live performances from Something for Kate singer Paul Dempsey and singer Kate Miller-Heidke during the broadcast.
The new station is aimed at listeners who are a little older than Triple J’s fan base.
“It’s a station the audience have been asking us to create for years, as they reached the end of our core 18-24 demographic at Triple J, many are still avid music fans and feel they didn’t have a place to go where they could indulge their music passion,” Double J content director Meagan Loader told AAP.
The station is being aimed at serious music fans who will be introduced to new music with a sideline trip down memory lane with interviews from the Triple J archives.
ABC Managing Director Mark Scott said Double J was catering to the demographic between Triple J and the other ABC networks.
“It provides an outlet for contemporary Australian music aimed at the over 30s on air, online and on mobile,” he said.
Double J is the relaunch of digital station Dig which Triple J took over last year. Triple J’s precursor station in the 1970s and `80s was Double J, however, this second incarnation aims to be different.
Double J is available on mobile via the ABC Radio App, online at 南宁夜网.doublej南宁桑拿网,广西桑拿网,, or through digital radio or TV.
DOUBLE J’S LINE-UP:
– 11am-3pm Weekdays: presenter Myf Warhurst hosts a show on new releases, interviews with artists, great moments from the archives and a music quiz.
– 8-10pm Mondays: Singer-songwriter Emma Swift hosts Revelator: folk, alt-country, Americana, roots, rockabilly and folk rock.
– 8-10pm Tuesdays: Tim Shiel presents Something More focusing on strange and obscure sounds.
– 8-10pm Wednesdays: Karen Leng (3RRR, Triple J and ABC TV’s Recovery) hosts The Beat Eclectic, covering post rock, punk & pop, ambient and acoustic sounds.
– 8-10pm Thursdays: From August Double J will bring back Triple J’s popular program, The J Files, on artist specials.
– 6-8pm Saturdays: Lance Ferguson, of Melbourne soul act The Bamboos, presents Sky High covering indie, hip-hop soul and pop.
– 9am-12pm Saturdays: Caz Tran (Triple J) plays interviews, music and lives music recordings from the Triple J archives.
– 3-5pm Sundays: Musicians take over for a month for Artist in Residence. Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) kicks off the series this Sunday, followed by The Cat Empire, Adalita & Kevin Mitchell, Henry Rollins and Iggy Pop.