Double J turns five years old on Tuesday 30 April and is celebrating half a decade of incredible moments, memories and music.
The digital station was launched in 2014 with a live broadcast from Melbourne’s Kelvin Club, hosted by Myf Warhurst, and aimed at the over 30s.
Across the day, Double J presenters Zan Rowe, Karen Leng and Tim Shiel will each be reflecting on their favourite stories, artists and songs from the past five years.
Zan Rowe says “What a blast it’s been, growing with Double J. Some of my most treasured convos have lived on Double J Mornings; from D&Ms with Janelle Monae, to wild rides through Thundercat’s life; masterclasses in song-writing from Beck, therapy with Robyn, and tantric sex talk with Neil Finn. Best of all, the Double J Fam have strapped in and wholeheartedly come along for the ride. What a joy.”
From 5pm, former triple j presenter Rosie Beaton will join the festivities as she brings back her beloved show Super Request in a one off special and rounding out the celebration, from 7pm Double J’s April Artist in Residence J Mascis will bring you a special Live At The Wireless.
Looking back, here are five times Double J caused some healthy controversy…
1. The revote of 1998’s Hottest 100
2. The 50 Best Australian Albums of the 90s
3. The Most Memorable Movie Soundtracks
4. Reflecting on the Most Important Female Artists of the 90s
5. When you told them that the 90s was definitively the greatest decade in music
After five years Double J is Australia’s #1 digital radio station, with a 5-city weekly reach of 264,000 people.