2AY

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The Borders 1494 2AY
2AY Logo.gif
City of license Albury, New South Wales
Broadcast area Albury RA1 ([1])
Slogan Your Number one for News, Talk and Sport
Frequency 1494 kHz AM
First air date 17 December 1930 (1930-12-17) [1]
Format News, Talk, Sport, Music
Language(s) English
Power 2,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates 36°3′16″S 146°57′53″E / 36.05444°S 146.96472°E / -36.05444; 146.96472
Callsign meaning 2 = New South Wales
AlburY
Former frequencies

1110 kHz AM (1930[1]–1935 [2])

1480 kHz AM (1935[2] – 1978)
Owner ACE Radio Broadcasters Pty Ltd
Website 2ay.com.au

2AY is an AM radio station broadcasting from Albury, New South Wales, to South West New South Wales and North East Victoria.

History[edit]

2AY Albury was started by Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Limited, and opened on 17 December 1930.[1] In 2005, 2AY, and Star FM Albury, were purchased by DMG Radio Australia.[3] In 2005, Macquarie Regional RadioWorks, through its purchase of most DMG's regional network owned 2AY, Star FM, and rival station 105.7 The River. Due to cross media ownership laws limiting the number of radio stations owned by one company in a market to two, Macquarie was required to sell one station.[4] The station was sold in September to Ace Radio. [5]

Logos[edit]

2AY has used many logos throughout its history

2AY (AM Radio station) logo.png
 ?? - ?? October 2005 - April 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ALBUBY BROADCASTING STATION.". Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 19 December 1930. p. 8. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "BROADCASTING.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 30 August 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Bridge, Rachel (1996-10-17). "DMGT expands radio arm in Australia - Daily Mail and General Trust.". The Times (Sydney). p. 33. 
  4. ^ Day, Mark (2005-02-03). "Radio giant moves to shed seven stations". The Australian (1 - All-round Country ed.). p. 19. 
  5. ^ Mike Edmonds, Luke Dennehy & Chloe Adams (2005-09-02). "Ace adds to the pack". The Herald Sun (1 - FIRST ed.) (Melbourne, Australia). p. 025. ISSN 1038-3433. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 

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