Star 106.3

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City Townsville, Queensland
Broadcast area Townsville
Branding Star 106.3
Slogan Home Of The Stars
Frequency 106.3 MHz FM
First air date 8 June 1999 (1999-06-08)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
Language(s) English
Class Commercial
Transmitter coordinates 16°4′2″N 3°1′1″E / 16.06722°N 3.01694°E / 16.06722; 3.01694
Owner Grant Broadcasters
(Prime Radio (Townsville) Pty Limited)
Sister stations Zinc 100.7

Star 106.3 (ACMA callsign: 4RGT) is a commercial Australian F.M. radio station based in Townsville, Queensland owned by Grant Broadcasters.


Star 106.3 was established as Mix FM in 1999 by RG Capital, headed by Reg Grundy. In 2003, the station was sold alongside sister station Sea FM (now Zinc 100.7) to Macquarie Regional RadioWorks. However, Macquarie was forced to sell two stations to ensure diversity in the market, and in 2005 Mix FM and Sea FM were sold to Prime Media Group. In 2007, Mix FM was rebranded as 106.3, later rebranded as 106.3FM in 2009.

In 2013, Prime Media Group sold its radio division to Grant Broadcasters. In May 2016, the station rebranded as Star 106.3, bringing it in line with sister stations in Mackay and Cairns.

Current programming:

5:30am-9am: Breakfast with Crystal & Brady
9am-12pm: EJ for Mornings + 20 Song Marathon
12pm-4pm: CK for Afternoons + 20 Song Marathon
4pm-5pm: Fitzy & Wippa
5pm-7pm: The Drive Home with Kate, Tim & Marty
7pm-10pm: The Campus with Mikey

Star 106.3 Number of Listeners:

Breakfast ( 5:30am-9am): 42,700
Morning ( 9am-12pm): 20,100
Afternoon ( 12pm-4pm): 32,900
Drive ( 4pm-7pm): 34,200
Evening ( 7pm-12am): 5,000
Weekend ( Sat-Sun 5:30am-12am): 34,900

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