2LT (AM)

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2LT
City of license Lithgow, NSW
Broadcast area Lithgow, NSW
First air date July 1938
Format Talk and popular music
Owner Midwest Radio Network
Website 2lt.com.au

2LT is an Australian AM radio station serving the Lithgow region of New South Wales. It was opened in July 1939.[1]

History[edit]

Established in July 1939 by Lithgow Broadcasters Pty Ltd., Radio 2LT broadcast from studios located on the Great Western Highway in Bowenfels, before relocating in 1974 to a purpose built facility at 289 Main St Lithgow where it remains to this day. The station operated as part of Maquarie's Central Western Network and broadcast the network's programming as well as local content.[2]

On the 30th of September 1984 the station radically retooled, changing frequency from 1395 kHz to 900AM and callsign to 'Radio 90' to reflect the dial repositioning.

The station returned to the original callsign by way of a transitional presentation 'Radio 90 2LT' in 1989, with full restoration of the 2LT moniker by late 1990.

From 1997 the Main Street Lithgow facility has also housed a supplementary FM station, which began life as KISS 95.3 FM. On the inception of Sydney DMG station VEGA 95.3 FM (later to be known as SMOOTH 95.3) the Lithgow station moved to a new frequency at 107.9, and changed its name accordingly. In 2011 it changed its name again to Move FM.[3]

In August 2002 2LT and the FM supplementary licence changed hands and then went into administration. In 2011 the original proprietor, now operating as Midwest Radio Network, took back control over the stations.[4]

In 1980 2LT became the first regional station in Australia to achieve multiple national broadcast industry awards.[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

Past and present presenters include:

Chris Kearns, John Tapp, Brian Bury, Tom Crozier, Garry Carr, Pete Johns, Craig Willis, Gary Daly, Ray Veldrie, Peter Graham, Mal Hedstrom, Kevin O'Neill, John Cahill, Rob Mclean, Darryl MacGlashan, Warren Purchase, Daryl Egan, Barry Egan, Mark Jensen, Rob (Tesoriero) Hartley, Alan Oloman, Nick Bennett, Jenny Eather, Trevor Langlands, Michele Menchin, Jennifer Menchin, Drew Michel, Jack Wallace, Pete Diskon, Tim Trevor-Jones, Rob Kendall, Jodie Haigh, Frank Harper, Neville Pellitt, Reg Cowden, Sam Laws, Warren Atkinson, Craig Ross, Chris Gregson, Nik James, Bob Barnsley, Digby Gillings, Bede Leighton, Chris Dover, Tracey Cowden, Wayne Clark, Jason Bouman, Dan Garlick, Steve Carline, Matt Pardy, Rob Jolly, Margaret Sewell, Stu Gary, Peter Watson, Mike Worthy, Rupert Grech, Lindsay Lawson, Connie Torelli, Fiona Cameron, Ben Hogan, Jason Bouman, Sue Badham, Joel Helmes, Geoff Brown, Jan Jefferey, Matt Ponsonby, Ian Kelly, Greg Robson, Doug Keith, Pete Little, Janet Miles, David Anderson, Dave Robertson, Ron Lincoln, Tony Guiffre, Paul Hussey, Dave Levy, Greg Walker, Anna-Louise Cheetham, Dani Bellamy, Steve Owens, Glen Comrie, Craig Denyer, Mark Blake (Marvin Bemand), Olivia Nelmes and Al Kirton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Radio Station". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 July 1939. p. 7. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ radioheritage.net, 2LT Lithgow, retrieved 19 Mar 2013.
  3. ^ Midwest Radio Network, Corporate Information, retrieved 19 Mar 2013.
  4. ^ RadioInfo, Midwest Radio Network resumes control over 2LT/IceFM Lithgow, retrieved 19 Mar 2013.