Happy birthday, Hip Hop! August 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the genre and culture – at a party in The Bronx in 1973. Our story picks up two decades later, as many consider the 90s to be a golden age of Hip Hop.
Hitz FM was proud to be part of that era, from the earliest chart breakthroughs to massive artists like Jay-Z and Eminem who appeared at the turn of the millennium. But let’s see how Hip Hop evolved along with Hitz FM Melbourne throughout your favourite decade.
Continue reading “Happy 50th birthday Hip Hop – from Hitz FM Melbourne”
It was back in August 2020 when this site began, and now it’s time to celebrate three years of Hitz Memories; recordings, photos and stories.
Here are the Top 9 stories you loved over the past 3 years. Continue reading “Your Top 9 stories in three years of Hitz Memories”
Once you hit June in Melbourne, it’s seriously cold. So queing up for a nightclub is a real test of patience. (And your choice of outfit.) Luckily for clubbers in ’97, there were some quality tracks in the clubs – once you got inside. And the Original Hitz Volume 5 CD featured a tonne of them. Continue reading “Get your bangers here! The Original Hitz Volume 5”
After the many challenges of Hitz’s 4th broadcast, the return of Hitz FM in April 1995 was a less stressful affair. Much less to prove, new toys to try out, and only 3 weeks onair, rather than six.
But don’t just take my word for it – click on the streaming link and have a listen! Continue reading “LISTEN: Awesome Easter holidays with Hitz FM in April 1995”
If you’re a Hitz fan, you probably remember the original late 90s internet. You know; dialup modems, Hotmail, ICQ, and fansites. Obviously I was there, and I can prove it. After 20 years of being hidden away, I’m going to tell you all about my Hitz FM site on Geocities.
Yes indeed. So fire up your Netscape browser, load up some mp3s on Winamp, coz we’re going back… Continue reading “Peak 90s man: My Hitz FM site on Geocities”
After Valentines Day yesterday, what better time to celebrate The Original Hitz Volume 3 CD. After all, it features that famous La Bouche track and a tonne of other tracks for a bit of romancin’.
Or… a LOT of dancin. Continue reading “BE MY LOVER: The Original Hitz Volume 3 CD”
Some of my favourite Hitz broadcasts were the Summer ones. Number 1 (from John Gardner), number 3 (the famous one) and of course, the 7th Hitz FM Broadcast – when I actually got to host the breakfast show! But we’ll get to that later.
Oh, and I’ve got a recording for you from that time too. Continue reading “The lucky 7th Hitz FM Broadcast signed off tonight”
Tonight was the night – 26 years ago exactly – when the Hitz gang gathered at their favourite King Street nightclub. It was the end of Hitz broadcast 10.
And I’ve got a 90 minute tape for you to stream. Continue reading “LISTEN: Messy at Inflation – Hitz broadcast 10 wraps up”
It was September 2000, when Hitz Melbourne released one of their final compilation CDs – HitzFour Ampfarm. Like most CDs released by hopeful FM stations in that era, it had plenty of dance tracks. Continue reading “A 90s Dance Music CD you could WATCH: HitzFour Ampfarm”
But this one offered something more.
It was 30 years ago – this week – that Hitz FM Melbourne came into being. And from 1992 to 2001 people used to ‘tape Hitz off the radio’. But those cassettes are being lost. Today – we do something about it. Welcome to the Hitz FM Melbourne tape drive. Continue reading “Save it Stream it: The Hitz FM Melbourne tape drive”