Stereo 10 - Brisbane was in operation from 1985 until 1988 and was located over looking the river on Coronation Drive, Auchenflower in Brisbane Queensland. The frequency of 1008 AM (also known as 1010 AM kHz) is now owned and operated by the TattsGroup, as a Horse Racing Station and is situated in Albion, Brisbane and has been operating since the 1st January 1992.

In September 1935, Radio 4IP commenced operation and was based in Ipswich, Queensland. Between 1965 and 1977, 4IP was the most successful hit music station in Brisbane, and was aligned with its Melbourne and Sydney cousins in 3XY and 2SM. Known affectionately to listeners in the 1960's as "Colour Radio 4IP", the station boasted more stars than the milky way; names like David Greenwood, Billy J. Smith, John Knox and Geoff Mullins. In the early 1970's, 4IP relocated from Ipswich to the corner of Adelaide and Wharf Streets, Brisbane and then to the Mount Isa Mines Building and kept adding to its stable of stars.

In the mid 1970's, Alan McGirvan hosted the Breakfast program and promoted its new slogan of "Share Queensland with a Friend," by chartering a QANTAS Jumbo Jet to fly 500 Queenslanders around the state for a day, calling it the "Ultimate Sickie." It was the wildest of parties! There was enough alcohol on board to travel from Sydney to London, yet all 500 people on board drank the plane dry, by the time they reached Mount Isa!

In early 1982, the station was bought by Southern interests and became known as Radio 10. The station then relocated to its brand new studios at Coronation Drive Auchenflower and was officially opened by British Pop Sensation, Boy George on July 1st, 1984. With the introduction of "Stereo Technology" in 1985, Radio 10, then became known as "Stereo 10".

The broadcasting transmitter tower for Stereo 10 is located on St. Helena Island in Moreton Bay and shared the island with the broadcasting transmitter tower for Radio Station: 693 4KQ.

Stereo 10 On-Air Personalities & Staff (circa 1987 - 1988):

Billy J. Smith & Jacki MacDonald / Gary Clare & Terry Kerr - 10 Morning Zoo (6am - 9am)

Lofty Fulton - Mid Mornings (9am - 2pm)

Moyd Kay - Drive Show (2pm - 6pm)

Dave Daly - Evenings + Boogiecheck (6pm - 10pm)

Rob Elliott - Late Nights (10pm - Midnight)

Dave Andrews - Mid Dawns (Midnight - 6am)


Station Manager: Ken Amore

Program & Music Director: Roger Green aka Huw Drury

Promotions Manager: Micki Steward

Sales Manager: Mark Cassidy / Mick Hadley

Production Manager: Kieran Murphy

Station Copywriter: Scott Reinemann

News Director: Gregg Hunt

News Presenter: Rod Tiley (Mr T - R.I.P)


In mid 1988, following poor ratings and the ongoing battle that AM stations faced, competing with the FM frequency and stations like "FM104 - Rock In Stereo," Stereo 10 changed from it's TOP 40 and Hits format and became known as "Lite & Easy - 1008." This name and format change, failed to turn the stations fortunes around, so as a last ditch effort to improve ratings, the station reverted back to the 4IP name that had given it so much success in the 60's and 70's.

Unfortunately though for 4IP and many other AM stations in Brisbane, the FM dominance in market share and audience ratings was too much and eventually in 1992, the 1008 AM frequency was bought by the TattsCorp Group and became known as 4TAB. It remains the horse racing station to this day.

Images below of Station Staff / On-Air Personalities + Officially Licensed Promotional Material.

Peter Gooch in the NEW "Studio A", Coronation Drive Studios (Radio 10)

"Stereo 10 Staff"
L to R: Eleanor Dyer, Marlene Fulton, Evan, Loretta Ryan, Lofty Fulton,
Scott Reinemann, Dave Andrews, Kieran Murphy, Moyd Kay, Katie Comino,
Jennifer Griffiths, Cathy Bignell (Jenkins), Dave Daly and Melissa Mary

"Stereo 10 with Special Guest: Rick Astley"
L to R: Jennifer Griffiths, Melissa Mary, Loretta Ryan, Rick Astley,
Lofty Fulton, Billy J. Smith and Katie Comino

"Stereo 10 Young Guns!"
L to R: Dave Andrews, Rob Elliott, Lofty Fulton and Dave Daly.
Officially Licensed Promotional Material:
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