Your long-weekend bangin barbie playlist from Summer 97/98!

The January long weekend is the perfect time for listening to a bunch of great tunes while you gather with friends. And if you’re over the ‘usual’ one – here’s a little time machine back to 1997/1998.

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Hitz FM’s unforgettable Summer: And your 30th anniversary gift

It was 30 years ago – tonight – that Hitz FM’s unforgettable Summer broadcast of 93-94 began. To celebrate, I’ve researched & created a special 150 song Spotify playlist of tracks Hitz played at that time. It’s at the bottom of this post!

But first, a quick recap.

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DNA of Hitz: Christian Slater’s amazing Pump Up The Volume

Christian Slater knocked my socks off the first time I saw him in action. But it wasn’t Pump Up The Volume. It was the black comedy Heathers. I saw it one Friday night at a mate’s place on VHS.

And I’d never seen a film like it.

So when I found out Mr Slater’s next film was going to be about a DIY radio station – I was very keen to see it. And I wasn’t disappointed.

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Happy 50th birthday Hip Hop – from Hitz FM Melbourne

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.


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Your Top 9 stories in three years of Hitz Memories

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.

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Get your bangers here! The Original Hitz Volume 5

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.

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LISTEN: Awesome Easter holidays with Hitz FM in April 1995

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!

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Peak 90s man: My Hitz FM site on Geocities

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…

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BE MY LOVER: The Original Hitz Volume 3 CD

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.

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The lucky 7th Hitz FM Broadcast signed off tonight

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.

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