Q-102 made its first FM test transmissions around Christmas and New Year of 1984/85.
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The official start was at 7pm on Wednesday 23rd January 1985, with Lawrence John opening the station, followed by Jason Mayne hosting the first programme.
Initial broadcasts were on 828k Hz medium wave and 102.0MHz in stereo.
A replacement FM transmitter was apparently purchased from Radio Nova, and the station recommenced test transmissions several days later.
The two medium wave outlets had since been dropped.
A well publicised promotion evening occured in the Autumn of 1984, but it was never the big station everyone expected.