Our Special Blend of Music on Alive 90.5
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Describing a music format can be confusing; different people have different ideas about music genres. Sometimes a format is easier to define by describing what it is not.

So here’s what our special blend of music is not:

  • It’s not heavy rock.
  • It’s not rap
  • It’s not electronic, techno or punk.
  • It’s not bluegrass or country.
  • It’s not classical.
  • It’s not dance or disco.

At Alive, we like to think that’s it’s a blend of music that you’ll already know !
It’s a comfortable blend of tunes, with the odd other track from a famous performer’s fabulous album.
It’s a blend of music you will recognise from the 60s through to now. With new songs added continuously.

It includes artists such as Air Supply, America, The Beatles, Bryan Ferry, Carpenters, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Eurythmics, Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, Human Nature, Jenny Morris, Joe Cocker, John Farnham, Kylie Minogue, Little River Band, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Police, Powderfinger, R.E.M., Sade, Santana, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, Simply Red, Tears For Fears, The Bee Gees, The Coors, Tina Arena, Tracey Chapman, Van Morrison and Wendy Matthews, just to name a lot.

If you’d like to listen to our special blend of music then check out these presenter/programs:


Aparna Vats - Point of View & Drive

Point of view Wednesday, 6-8pm Hosted by award-winning and accomplished community radio presenter, Aparna Vats, brings you opinions and views. Tune in to a varied line-up of interviews and dialogues from prominent local personalities…

Charles Agius - Juicy Music

Friday, 9am-12pm A great way to finish the working week is to listen to “Juicy Music" with Charles Agius. Charles brings you a great mix of classic hits, together with some of the latest popular tracks, that you’re sure to enjoy. A popular…

Daniel Milne - Alive 90.5 Drive on Monday

Monday, 4-6pm Join Daniel for Drive on Mondays with everything you need to make that trip home a little easier: Macquarie News on the hour, traffic and weather every half hour and our special blend of music in between.

Dennis Johns - Afternoons with DJ & Morning Magazine

AFTERNOONS WITH DJ Tuesday & Thursday, 2-4PM Music from your youth, and Music you enjoy now DJ’s Music adds value to the tracks played. Are they purely entertainment? Or are they a musical message? They will be both. Let’s enjoy the…

George - Overnight

Midnight(ish) to dawn every night  If you're a night owl or a shift worker, we have just the program for you! George brings you our special blend of music and Macquarie News on the hour.

Hilary Cassell - Saturday Breakfast and Tuesday Lunch

Saturday Breakfast  Saturday, 8-11am Join Hilary on Saturday mornings for a bright start to your weekend. Local news and events and also what's happening around Sydney, including guests from local music acts, theatre groups, sporting  clubs…

Leonie Dixon - Selected Alive 90.5 music

Wednesday, 2-4pm Join Leonie Dixon for some of the best music selected from our station’s huge playlist. Leonie also highlights some of the background stories behind the news headlines of the day – including some interesting “quirky" tales…

Ross Higgins - Saturday Afternoon Easy Listening

Saturday, 1-5pm I take music from the 50, 60s,70, 80s & 90s music that we grew up with, music that reminds you of great times we all had and still do. My music selection takes you back in the time to reminisce and reflect on the great artist…