|Broadcast area||Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast|
|Slogan||Good Times and Great Classic Hits|
|Frequency||693 kHz AM (also on DAB+)|
|First air date||May 7, 1947|
|Power||10,000 watts day/5,000 watts night|
|Transmitter coordinates||27°22′47″S 153°14′6″E / 27.37972°S 153.23500°E|
690 kHz (1948-1978)|
650 kHz (1947-1948)
|Affiliations||Pure Gold Network|
Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd |
(ARN Communications Pty Ltd)
Planning for the station began after a licence with the callsign 4KQ was granted in August 1946. It began broadcasting on the 7th of May 1947 on 650 kHz under the ownership of the Australian Labor Party. The station was involved in number of controversies relating to this ownership.
Later the station moved to 693 kHz in 1978. 4KQ broadcasts from its studios in the Brisbane suburb of Stones Corner, along with its sister station 97.3 FM. It presents a classic hits format of music from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, with some 1990s, aimed at listeners 40–54 years of age.
4KQ's main programming component is their Classic Hits music format. News Bulletins are also aired hourly weekdays from 05:00 to 18:00 hrs. (5 a.m. in the morning until 6 p.m. in the evening), with an increased half-hourly frequency during the Breakfast programme. On weekends, these air from 06:00 to 12:00 hours (6 a.m. in the morning to 12 p.m. midday noontime). Traffic reports are also aired hourly, with an increased 15-minute frequency during the weekday Breakfast programme, and 20-minute frequency during the weekday Drive programme.
|The 4KQ Breakfast Team||Laurel Edwards, 'Handy' Gary Clare & Mark Hine||05:30 to 09:00|
|Mornings||Nick Michaels||09:00 to 14:00|
|Afternoons||Paul Kennedy||14:00 to 19:00|
|Nights||Brent James||19:00 to 24:00 (Mon - Thur)|
|Friday Night Fever||Brent James||20:00 to 24:00 (Friday)|
|My Generation||Jonesy and Amanda||16:00 to 18:00|
|Jukebox Saturday Night||Dave D - the Recliner Rocker||18:00 to 24:00|
|Sunday Morning 60's||Brent James||06:00 to 10:00|
|Living In The 70s||Brent James||18:00 to 24:00|
- "4KQ Goes On The Air". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1947-05-08. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Labour Radio Will Be 4KQ". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1946-08-16. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Labor's 4KQ "On The Air"". Worker. Brisbane. 1947-05-12. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Premier Warned On Cash To 4KQ". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1947-10-22. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Promise to check 4KQ advertising". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1949-03-16. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Liberals protest 4KQ cut speech by Hiley". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1949-10-15. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Radio change costly (You'll need new dial)". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1948-08-25. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "More Watts To Radio Stations". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 1954-04-23. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-07-18.