101.7 WSFM

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Broadcast area Sydney, Australia
Branding 101.7 WS FM
Slogan Better Music and More of It
Repeater(s) 88.3 FM Camden
99.1 FM Richmond
Format Classic hits
Language(s) English
ERP 150 kW
Callsign meaning UUS- homage to final AM callsign 2WS
Former callsigns 2WS (1978–1993)
Former frequencies 1224 kHz AM (1978–1993)
Affiliations Pure Gold Network
Owner Australian Radio Network
Sister stations KIIS 106.5, The Edge 96.ONE
Website 101.7 WSFM

101.7 WS FM (call sign: 2UUS)[1] is a radio station broadcasting in Sydney, Australia. Its main content is commercial music, in particular classic hits from the 1960s to the Early 2000s, with a greater focus on the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The station is part of the Pure Gold Network (which itself is a part of the Australian Radio Network)

WS FM's main frequency is 101.7 MHz on the FM band, with two repeaters in the outer suburbs of Sydney: 88.3 MHz in the Macarthur region, and 99.1 MHz centred in the Richmond/Hawkesbury region. It previously transmitted on 1224 kHz on the AM band; this frequency is now used by print-handicapped radio station 2RPH.


WS FM's former catchlines were Sydney's Classic Hits....Good Times and Great Classic Hits.....Real music, real variety & Better Music and More of It. WSFM generally plays Pure gold classic hits from the last four decades, as well as current hits.


Liverpoool Broadcasting and Transmitting Co Pty Ltd was granted an AM radio license in the late 1970s, specifically to serve the Western Suburbs of Sydney. 2WS began broadcasting on 23 November 1978 from temporary studios in a relocated cottage at 2 Leabons Lane, Seven Hills with a 5 kW transmitter located at nearby Prospect.[citation needed] [2]

The studios subsequently moved, in October 1979, into a purpose built complex behind the old cottage in Leabons Lane. The original building was demolished, with the material donated to charity.

In the early 90's the station was granted an FM licence covering the full Sydney metropolitan area. Its new transmitter site was located at Artarmon, in northern Sydney. The official callsign was changed to 2UUS (using a literal 'double-U' to compensate for the extra letter required), although the station still identified as 2WS until 2001, when they changed their on-air name to WSFM.

2WS, 1224 on the A.M. band converted to the FM band and began broadcasting as 2WS-FM on 101.7 MHz in June 1 1993 at 8am

WSFM now broadcasts from studios at North Ryde. The building also houses facilities for KIIS 106.5 and The Edge 96.1, both also owned by the Australian Radio Network.

The previous studios in Seven Hills are now serviced by Christian/Adult Contemporary radio station, Hope 103.2.

On-air personalities[edit]

Current presenters[edit]

Jonesy & Amanda in the Morning[edit]

Jonesy & Amanda in the Morning is WS FM's flagship, and best known programme.

It is hosted by Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones. The show rates strongly in the baby boomer target market. The show runs weekdays from 06.00 - 09:00.

The No Repeat Workday[edit]

The No Repeat Workday is presented by Mike Hammond (09:00-12:00), Steven Fitton (12:00-16:00) & Jason Stavely (16:00-19:00). News updates are on the hour.

The Big Chill[edit]

The Big Chill' is no longer on air

Your Song[edit]

Your Song is no longer on air.


WS FM News claims to be "Sydney's most comprehensive FM News network". The bulletins are broadcast through the resources of ARN Group News, and uses ARN News anchors, but they present for WSFM solely. WSFM News has its own theme song. When a bulletin starts they cross straight to traffic.

  • Deborah Clay (News Director)
  • Keegan Buzza
  • Sean Frazer
  • Jim Dolan (Sport)

All other presenters present on weekends, fill-in on weekdays and report for ARN News.

At other times sport is presented by the news anchor after the news.

Former newsreaders[edit]

  • Glenn Daniel (former news director of WSFM)
  • Andrew Laird
  • Renee Smith
  • Fiona Young
  • Mark McKeown
  • Erin Rhone
  • Patrina Smith
  • Chris Reagen
  • Cassandra Wood
  • Desiree Savage
  • Kathleen Curry
  • Beth Link


Traffic is presented throughout the day by Vic Lorusso.

  • Ian Wallace, Alf Paranihi, Sally -Anne Ryan, and Warren Purchase can occasionally be heard presenting traffic

Former 2WS/ WSFM announcers[edit]

  • Ron E Sparks
  • Lars Peterson
  • Stuart Cranny
  • Bruce Barnett
  • John Bond
  • Leon Byner
  • Simon Carey
  • David Collins
  • Chris Costello
  • Alex Dean
  • Brad Donaldson
  • George Donikian
  • Rob Duckworth
  • Gregg Easton
  • Grant Goldman
  • Andy Grace
  • Pete Graham
  • Kayley Harris[3]
  • Ian Holland
  • Bob Hughes
  • Muzza (Murray) Inglis
  • Richard King
  • Dean Matters
  • Doug Mulray
  • Doug Mulley
  • Dave Norman
  • Glenn O'Brien
  • Kevin O'Neill
  • Greg Pace
  • Bob Peters
  • Karyn Raisin
  • Barry Sandry
  • Chris Smith
  • Mark Smith
  • Peter Sterling
  • Cameron Syrett
  • Hans Torv[4]
  • Richard Vanhoff
  • Tim Webster
  • Dave D. Whitcomb
  • Rob Neil
  • Dave Wilson