2CR China Radio Network

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2CR
First air date 1994
Website http://www.2cr.com.au

2CR (China Radio Network) is a CB (citizen's band) station that broadcasts Chinese radio programs in the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It offers a wide range of informative news and radio shows through their proprietary receiver set.

The Station[edit]

2CR began as a Chinese community radio in 26 September 1994. Due to popular demand it extended its radio station to Melbourne, before moving from its George Street (Sydney) office to its present Ultimo address in August 1996. Test free-to-air broadcasts were conducted during January 1998 on the 96.9FM frequency (now Nova 96.9); later temporary FM broadcasts were also broadcast on FM94.5, FM90.9 and FM95.3, the latter being used for frequent broadcasts. Programs in Mandarin were presented later in the 2-3PM timeslot. 2CR extended from Sydney and Melbourne to Brisbane on the 18 Oct 2005.

The Receivers[edit]

2CR released its series of proprietary receivers in 1995. The popular models in use today are the CR-88 and the 'digital receivers'. Apart from tuning into 2CR broadcasts, they can also be set to 2AC (another CB Chinese radio channel), with the new digital receivers also tuning to local community radio stations in various languages. 2CR's frequency is locked into 152.075 MHz.

The Programs[edit]

2CR broadcasts programs in Cantonese and Mandarin. It is also a mirror for BBC's Voice of America in Cantonese, as well as broadcasting RTHK's news programs. Finance, cooking, religious and children's programs are also offered in the daily schedule.

Sources[edit]

2CR website: [1]