2AY

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2AY
2AY Logo.gif
City of license Albury, New South Wales
Broadcast area Albury RA1 ([1])
Branding 1494 2AY
Slogan Your Number one for News, Talk and Sport
Frequency 1494 kHz AM
First air date 17 December 1930 (1930-12-17) [1]
Format Classic hits, Talk radio
Language(s) English
Audience share 16.6% (11 June 2014, Xtra Research)
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
(ACE Radio Broadcasters Pty Ltd)
Website 2ay.com.au

2AY is an Australian Classic hits and Talk radio-formatted AM radio station, broadcasting to Albury, New South Wales and the surrounding areas of Southwest New South Wales and North East Victoria. It is owned and operated by ACE Radio.

History[edit]

2AY Albury was started by AWA Limited, and opened on 17 December 1930.[1]

In 2005, 2AY and sister station 104.9 Star FM were purchased by DMG Radio Australia.[3] Later in 2005, Macquarie Regional RadioWorks, through its purchase of most DMG Radio Australia's regional assets, owned 2AY, Star FM, and former cross-town rival 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] 2AY 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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