Vanessa Carlton in the A Thousand Miles music video.
Vanessa Carlton in the A Thousand Miles music video. YouTube

Radio station playing tunes on repeat taken off air

MAY 9: IT IS The Chronicle's sad duty to inform readers that Loop FM is dead.

The viral Toowoomba radio station, that for a time only played two songs on repeat 24/7 before increasing the song count to three, was taken off air at some point on May 8.

Its owners, Southern Cross Austerio, have in its place begun to simulcast their station Buddha Hits on the 99.1FM frequency.

The move comes after the viral station earlier this week replaced Vanessa Carlton's song A Thousand Miles with Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight.

RIP Loop FM, we will miss you.

MAY 2: SICK of going through the loop of Guns 'N Roses and Vanessa Carlton? We've got good news for you.

Keen listeners from The Chronicle can confirm a new song appears to have been permanently added to 99.1 Loop FM.

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies is now the third song playing on repeat.

The 1993 track reached number one across the world, including Australia and the United States.

APRIL 24: IF YOU'VE ever tuned into the frequency 99.1FM in Toowoomba and heard the same songs on repeat and thought you were going loopy - don't worry, you're not.

For several months the frequency has played Guns 'N' Roses song November Rain and Vanessa Carlton's A Thousand Miles on repeat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The radio station's Facebook page, 99.1 Loop FM, describes itself as "no chat, no ads, just 24/7 non-stop music to make you loopy".

A mobile phone number is also provided on the page, which when called invites you to request a song, but after being placed on hold for a few moments only lets you request either November Rain or A Thousand Miles.

An investigation by The Chronicle found 99.1 Loop FM, as it is known on its Facebook page, was owned by Southern Cross Austereo, the company that operates Hit Southern Queensland and Triple M.

When contacted by The Chronicle, a spokeswoman for the company said the frequency used to be the Kids FM station, but since that shut down the company was yet to decide what to do with the frequency.

The radio station is only available within an 8km radius from the Mount Lofty broadcast tower. 



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