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Case of ‘back to the future’ with Double J

PRESENTERS: Caroline Tran, Tim Shiel, Myf Warhurst, Karen Leng and Emma Swift.
PRESENTERS: Caroline Tran, Tim Shiel, Myf Warhurst, Karen Leng and Emma Swift. Elize Strydom

THE latest offering from the ABC media family is a digital radio with a great amount of history: Double J.

Double J was established in September 1974 as the AM-band radio station 2JJ or Double J, with the first broadcast commencing at 11am on Sunday, January 19 1975.

The station featured the first female DJ on Australian pop radio, Gayle Austin.

Double J then became Triple J in 1980 after moving to the FM band in Sydney, and then expanded nationally in 1989.

The ABC decided to use the Double J name again, with a new digital and online radio station. Headed by TV and radio presenter Myf Warhurst, Double J is spearheading the ABC's effort to gain strength in the world of digital radio.

We asked Myf where we can listen to Double J.

"You can tune in to Double J on your mobile via the ABC Radio App, hooked up to your car via Bluetooth, or you can listen online at http://www.doublej.net.au, on your digital radio, or through your digital TV" she explained.

Once you have found the radio in an app, from their website in your PC or digital TV, "just connect them to your speakers," Myf said.

Any chance to listen to Double J via the normal radio frequency? We asked.

"I don't think so. Licences don't come up for availability often. I think it will be just digital at this stage. I don't think we will be able to go to the old system," said the presenter

We asked Myf what is the easiest way to listen to digital radio in the car.

"I'm not up with new technology, because my car is 12 years old (laughs), but you can just use your phone connected to the car via Bluetooth".

Myf's show is a concentrated version of events, between 11am and 3pm.

"It's a chance for listeners to hear a mode condensed version. We play predominantly new music," she said.

She is also doing "a lot of interviews. Whoever is in town that is relevant, I will chat to".

The station is also about to star using the old Double J and Triple J archives.

"We will be bringing back The J Files in a couple of months on Thursday nights, which was a popular program in Triple J years ago," said Myf.

 

Cool new Double J playing top hits 24/7

DOUBLE J plays music 24/7, sometimes with presenters, other times it's just you and the tunes.

The programs available in the current schedule are:

 

Lunch With Myf

Host: Myf Warhurst. Weekdays 11am-3pm

Join massive music fan Myf Warhurst as she plays new releases, talks to musicians and dips into our vast archive of artist interviews and live music recordings.

 

Artist In Residence

Host: Henry Rollins for July. Sundays 3-5pm

Each month, Double J brings you a unique Artist in Residence, handing over the keys to the house over to some of your favourite artists.

 

Revelator

Host: Emma Swift. Mondays 8-10pm

Bittersweet melodies and lonesome lyrics from folk, alt-country, Americana, roots, rockabilly and folk rock.

 

Something More

Host: Tim Shiel. Tuesdays 8-10pm

Brave and creative sounds, electronic music and beyond. Fall in love with something weird on Something More.

 

The Beat Eclectic

Host: Karen Leng. Wednesdays 8-10pm

Covering post rock, punk and pop, ambient and acoustic sounds, The Beat Eclectic is a show for the sonically adventurous.

 

Sky High

Host: Lance Ferguson. Saturdays 6-8pm

Get your dance on and gear up for big night in or a huge night out.

 

Saturday Morning with Caz

Host: Caz Tran. Saturdays 9am-12pm

Caz Tran keeps you up with the best music of the week each Saturday morning.

 

The Spot

Monday 2-3pm

A place where musicians, artists and other guests share songs and the stories behind them.

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