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Triple J

Triple J is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), aimed mainly at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25).

As well as general pop music broadcasts (with a bias towards new music, Australian performers, and against bubblegum pop), it has nightly specialist programs in different musical genres including hip-hop, heavy metal, electronic dance music, a pop music history program, and an arts show. It also covers news and current affairs from a youth-oriented perspective.

The broadcaster retains somewhat of an anarchistic air, with presenters allowed to choose the music they play, and few restrictions on music lyrics or topics discussed on programs.

The network conducts an annual phone-in poll of the most popular songs amongst its listeners. The Triple J Hottest 100 has been conducted for almost a decade, and attracts nearly 200,000 votes - one of the biggest music polls in the world.

The station's website is at The website features live audio streaming of the station's broadcast.

Interesting note: At the time of the introduction of their new logo many years back they ran a competition to promote the new logo whereby whoever displayed it in the most prominant place would win a prize. This culminated in the new logo (three drumsticks hitting a drum) being displayed behind the presentation of a gold medal to an Australia swimmer at the Olympics.