|City||Gosford, New South Wales, Australia|
|Broadcast area||Central Coast|
|Slogan||More Music Variety|
|Frequency||104.5 MHz FM|
|First air date||16 March 2004|
2 - New South Wales|
NOVA Entertainment |
(Star 1045 Pty Ltd)
|Webcast||Star 104.5 Live Stream|
Star 104.5 (ACMA call sign: 2GOS) is a commercial radio station based in Gosford, Australia. It is owned by NOVA Entertainment. Star 104.5 is licensed to broadcast to a coverage area stretching from Brooklyn in the south, to Morisset in the north, however fortuitous coverage into most areas of Sydney and Newcastle is also possible due to the close proximity of both markets. Star 104.5's studios are located in Erina, while the stations transmitter facility is located in Somersby.
The station launched at 17:15 on 16 March 2004 as "104.5 Star FM", with an Adult Contemporary format of "80's, 90's and Today". 104.5 Star FM was commercial free for the first week after launching, before implementing a "Never more than 4 ads in a row" promise. Enrique Iglesias was flown into the station's studios in Erina by helicopter for the launch, along with the inaugural breakfast team of Meshel Laurie and Todd Widdicombe. The first song played on the station was "Not In Love" by Enrique Iglesias.
In 2006, Star 104.5 changed format from Adult Contemporary, to Rock Variety with the position statement of "Star 104.5 Plays Rockstars". The station also had a change in breakfast team with Meshel Laurie leaving the station. Vic Davies and Kim Czosnek joined Todd Widdicombe on the breakfast show.
The "Rockstars" format continued through to 2011, when Star 104.5 moved away from a pure rock format to Adult Hits and adopted the position statement of "The Music We All Love". Throughout this time, Star 104.5 still played Rock Music among other genres.
Star 104.5 (and the wider Nova Entertainment network) use the state of the art "Zetta" playout system from Radio Computing Services, and is programmed using the "G-Selector" music scheduling system. The Nova Entertainment network employ a shared music library across the all stations in the group, with all music being stored in a lossless audio format.
- The Best Bits of Fitzy & Wippa (5:00am to 6:00am)
- Rabbit & Julie Goodwin (6:00am to 9:00am)
- 40 Minutes of Non Stop Music Variety (9:00am - 9:45am)
- Jo Turner (10:00am to 1:00pm)
- Phil Brandel (1:00pm to 4:00pm)
- Hayden Else (4:00pm to 8:00pm)
- More Music Variety Overnight (8:00pm to 5:00am)
- Neil Wilcock
- Antony Vandersitchal
- Star Lounge (5:00pm to 6:00pm) Sundays
Past notable on air members
- Meshel Laurie (Nova 100)
- Todd Widdicombe (92.7 Mix FM)
- Vic Davies
- Kim Czosnek
- Kent Small (Nova Network)
- Phil O'Neil (Ugly Phil)
- Dave Evans
- Rod & The Flack
- Alice Cooper
- Mandy Coolen
- Craig Annis