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4HI AM logo.png
CityEmerald, Queensland, Australia
Broadcast areaCentral Highlands Region
Branding1143 4HI AM
SloganThe Best Songs of All Time
Frequency1143 kHz AM
Repeater(s)88.1 MHz FM Blair Athol coal mine
103.7 MHz FM Blackwater
102.1 MHz FM Clermont
945 kHz AM Dysart
92.5 MHz FM North Goonyella coal mine
93.7 MHz FM Goonyella Riverside Mine
1215 kHz AM Moranbah/Nebo
106.9 MHz FM Peak Downs Mine
First air date30 November 1981 (1981-11-30)
FormatClassic hits
Callsign meaning4 - Queensland
AffiliationsMacquarie Radio Network
OwnerResonate Broadcasting

4HI AM is a classic hits-formatted radio station in Emerald, Queensland, owned and operated by Macquarie Regional Radio, following its acquisition of the Smart Radio Group in 2011.


4HI is currently owned by Macquarie Regional Radio, a subsidiary of Macquarie Radio Network, after the company acquired the Smart Radio Group in August 2011 at a cost of $6 million. The Macquarie Regional Radio Network is a wholly owned subsidiary of John Singleton's Macquarie Radio Network. 4HI and the other stations on the Macquarie Regional Radio Network throughout regional Queensland are therefore sister stations to Sydney radio station 2GB, which is reflected in on air programming.

However, plans are underway to sell the stations on the Macquarie Regional Radio Network, including 4HI, to comply with ACMA legislation following the merger between the Macquarie Radio Network and Fairfax Media in 2014.

Broadcast area[edit]

4HI broadcasts to the greater Central Highland and Coalfields area of Queensland on a total of eleven transmitters, serving various local communities and coal mines in the region.

The station's main three AM transmitters are located in Emerald, Dysart and Moranbah, while the less powerful FM repeaters are located at Clermont, Rolleston, Sojitz Minerva Mine, BMA Blackwater Mine, Blair Athol Mine, Peak Downs Mine, Goonyella North Mine and Goonyella Riverside Mine.


4HI is a one-announcer station and only broadcasts a limited amount of weekday programming from the station's Emerald studio, including a three-hour breakfast show, hosted by Joel Reinke, and an hour-long lunchtime program. There is also sports-themed local programming on 4HI each Saturday morning.

The station relies heavily on nationally syndicated programming from 2GB in Sydney, such as the Ray Hadley Morning Show, the Alan Jones highlights program, the Chris Smith Afternoon Show, Money Matters with Ross Greenwood and the Continuous Call Team.

4HI also airs a networked drive program each weekday afternoon from 3pm which originates from 4HI's sister station in Roma, 4ZR and is broadcast across the Macquarie Regional Radio network.

Weekday program guide[edit]

Time Slot Program Name
6am - 9am The Brekky Show
9am - 11am The Ray Hadley Morning Show
11am - 12pm The Best of the Alan Jones Show
12pm - 1pm The 4HI Lunchbox Live and Rural News
1pm - 3pm The Chris Smith Afternoon Show
3pm - 6pm Drive
6pm - 8pm Money Matters with Ross Greenwood
12am - 5am Miners Overnight

Saturday program guide[edit]

Time Slot Program Name
12am - 5am Miners Overnight Weekends with James
6am - 11am The Saturday Breakfast Show with Cameron Stallard
11am - 12pm The Racing Show
12pm - 10pm The Continuous Call Team

Sunday program guide[edit]

Time Slot Program Name
9am - 11am My Generation with Jonesy and Amanda
12pm - 6pm The Continuous Call Team

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°31′02″S 148°09′23″E / 23.5172179°S 148.1563841°E / -23.5172179; 148.1563841