Two and a half years ago, it was compiled from BigPond music downloads, airplay and streaming videos from their website network, I believe. They added bandit.fm some time ago, but I haven't listened to the show in a year, so I don't know how it is now. From memory, Take40 were usually similar to ARIA, except placing the airplay hits higher, like when Dream Catch Me refused to drop out. When I get back home I'll have a look.
Ok thanks guys! just curious thats all... I do remember in the glory years of Take40 (when Barry Bissell hosted), it was the ARIA Top 40... but clearly it isnt solely sourced from ARIA anymore!! In fact, I dont think any commercial radio program uses the ARIA chart anymore. The Nova network were for a couple of years...that was a great show!
Correct, no radio station uses the ARIA chart. The closest thing I can think of is the show Australian First which used to play the ARIA Australian Singles Top 10, but sometimes the order was incorrect, and I haven't listened to that in a year either.