We have an exciting announcement to share with you today! Starting this Saturday, March 10th, our iconic radio show Take 40 Australia will be joining forces with the ARIA chart, and counting down the top 40 songs in the country in collaboration with them, across all our platforms!
This means we'll be continuing to do what we do best -- providing you with Australia's most popular music countdown- in partnership with one of the most reputable bodies in the Aussie music industry -- the ARIA charts!
These charts have been long touted as the most iconic and authoritative guide to the highest-selling music in Australia, and have also been regarded as both a measure of achievement for artists and a source of interest and debate for fans.
The Take 40 countdown will now reflect the top 40 songs from the ARIA Singles Chart, which is compiled each week from recorded music sales data from the majority of Australia's leading physical and digital music retailers.
To celebrate this amazing new venture, Take 40 are giving four lucky people to score a $50 music voucher!
All you have to do is check out the Take 40 countdown and tell us in 25 words or less who your favourite charting artist is and why!
Australia's longest running chart countdown is all over the map!
To find out what frequency Take 40 is broadcast on in your area, simply select your state on the map below and choose your nearest host station. If Australia's official countdown isn't broadcast in your area, ring your local station and tell'em you want to hear it!
Take 40 Australia® is the nation's first and longest running music countdown
The Take 40 Australia® brand encompasses radio, online, television and new media. Using a combination of radio airplay, digital and retail sales the Take 40 chart is Australia's most trusted record of the week's biggest songs.
Now broadcast nationally each week to over 1.2 million listeners, Take 40 is the country's most listened to weekly music radio programme. With a focus on the biggest stars, Take 40 Australia is truly 'the home of the hits!'
Ash is vivacious and energetic with an infectious passion for all things music. Having presented shows on Channel TEN, Ash is currently also hosting Channel Eleven's weekend music show The Loop.
Ash joins Angus O'Loughlin as co-host, who joined Take 40 in August 2013 and added "It's like who's going to be the next Dr. Who (well maybe not) but this is big news and big thrill to be part of something so large."
Take 40 welcomed Angus O'Loughlin to the show in 2013, joining the nation's longest running and most respected music chart show Take 40 Australia.
Currently also hosting Today Network's 'The Bump', Angus' cheeky sense of humour and passion for music makes him the perfect complement to the Take 40 brand.