2EC

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2EC
City of license Bega, Batemans Bay
Broadcast area New South Wales south coast
Slogan Playing Your Favourites
Frequency 765 kHz
Repeaters 1584 kHz, 105.5 mHz, 105.9 mHz
First air date 30 September 1937[1]
Format Adult contemporary
ERP Various
Class Commercial
Callsign meaning East Coast Radio
Former callsigns 2BE
Affiliations 2UE, 2GB, 3AW
Owner East Coast Radio Pty. Ltd
(East Coast Radio Pty. Ltd)
Sister stations Power FM NSW South Coast
Website http://www.2ec.com.au/

2EC is a radio station broadcasting to the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, specifically the local government areas of Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. It is owned by East Coast Radio Pty. Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Grant Broadcasters.

History[edit]

2BE began test broadcasting in February 1937.[2] The station was officially opened on September 30, 1937. [1]


2EC has a long history of serving its community.

Frequencies[edit]

Programming[edit]

The station airs an adult contemporary format, playing the South Coast's biggest variety of music. 2EC primarily targets 35-54 year olds.

In contrast to many radio stations in regional Australia, 2EC airs very little networked programming. A strong focus is on the community, with segments such as Lost and Found, Jobfile and Community Contact featured throughout the day. Discussions about local events and issues are held regularly, with strong local news heard most hours.

The 2EC morning show often speaks to key local people such as Bega MP Andrew Constance and Eden Monaro Federal Member Mike Kelly.

The radio station has a very local feel, which is also incorporated with their websites, www.2ec.com.au and www.guidetofarsouthcoast.com.au

On air lineup (weekdays)[edit]

  • Kimmi Saker- 6 am to 10 am (including Flock of 80s from 9am-10am)
  • Pete Diskon- 10 am to 2 pm (including national news, national rural news and local news from 12pm-12:30pm)
  • Tian Gerrand- 2 pm to 6 pm
  • 20 20 Retro Countdown with Aaron Stevens- 6 pm to 8 pm

Weekend programming includes the 2EC Fishing Show, Real Estate Show and the 2EC Sports Show with Tony Megahey. Networked music program My Generation on Sunday mornings from 7am. The station is unique in NSW in that it takes both NRL and AFL coverage, possibly owing to its position near the Victorian border. AFL is heard Saturday afternoon from midday, whilst NRL is covered Friday night and Sunday afternoons with the 2EC Continuous Call Team.

Affiliations[edit]

  • Croc Media (AFL coverage)
  • 2GB Sydney (NRL coverage)

Power FM South Coast is a sister station, playing contemporary hit music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LOCAL and GENERAL.". The Southern Record and Advertiser (Candelo, NSW). 1937-10-01. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  2. ^ "LOCAL and GENERAL.". The Southern Record and Advertiser (Candelo, NSW). 1937-02-05. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  • [1] New and improved radio services in the Bega region – Press release from The Australian Broadcasting Authority – 7 August 2004
  • [2] 2EC Website
  • [3] East Coast Radio