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The Pit FM

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Broadcast area  Worldwide
Language(s)  English
Format  Internet Radio
City  Perth, Western Australia
Slogan  24/7 Metal, Hardcore, Punk
First air date  27 June 2011 (2011-06-27) - 2 September 2012 (2012-09-02)

The Pit FM was a 24/7 Australian Internet Radio Station based in Perth, Western Australia that specialised in Punk, Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore, Heavy Metal and Alternative Rock.

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History

The Pit FM was started in an apartment in Northbridge, Western Australia by a group of Australian "punk" and "metalheads." The station moved from Northbridge to Midland in late 2011 to expand its on-site operations, offering a variety of genre-specific request and news programmes directed at the local Western Australian punk community and listeners worldwide.

The Pit FM also played an integral part in promoting both the Never Say Die Suicide Prevention Fundraiser and the East Africa Fundraising Gig. It is listed as an ally of Mannequin Republic and a member of Euromusic.

On 2 September 2012, the PitFM ceased broadcasting.

Presenters

  • Kevin Bastien (Quebec, Canada)
  • Blake Heldt
  • Trent Brand
  • Paul Macfarlan
  • Daniel Cribb
  • Pat Decline
  • Colin Dickie
  • James Fox (United Kingdom)
  • James Gamble
  • Jacob Impson
  • Kyle Jones
  • Brett Jones
  • Lewis Jones
  • Tahnee Graham
  • Ryan Lee
  • Jacob McDermott
  • Daniel Molloy
  • Kieran Molloy
  • Jake Leaudais
  • Mitchell Paton
  • Pauly Righini
  • Don Ruphard (Illinois, United States)
  • William Silva
  • Phil Smith
  • Andy Storey
  • James Thurlby (United Kingdom)
  • Tom Watts
  • Matt Williams
  • Josh Murphy Muir
  • Programming

    The Pit FM followed an organised broadcast schedule, with each show having its own hosts, genre or theme, and regular air-time.

    New bands had the ability to send their own music to the station to be played on-air. There were also pieces by well-known acts played at The Pit FM.

    Listenership/Audience demographic

    By the end of 2011, The Pit FM peaked at 100,000 listeners for the week. Before its closure in September The Pit FM stated that they were broadcasting 250,000.

    News and interviews

    The Pit published on-air interviews with Four Year Strong, In This Moment, Eskimo Callboy, Overkill, Six Feet Under, Alesana, Wednesday 13, Steel Panther, Before The Murder, You Me at Six, Saves the Day, Casino Madrid, A Traitor Among Us, Athena's Grace and Chunk, No Captain Chunk!.

    The Pit also had interviews with music heavy-weights like Zakk Wylde, Parkway Drive, Anaal Nathrakh, Every Time I Die, Origin, and more before it ceased operations.

    References

    The Pit FM Wikipedia


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