Radio 97

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Radio 97
City of license Murwillumbah
Broadcast area Murwillumbah/Tweed Heads, New South Wales/Gold Coast, Queensland
Branding Radio 97
Frequency 972 kHz AM
Translator(s) 103.5 MHz FM
Mullumbimby, New South Wales
104.1 MHz FM
Currumbin, Queensland
First air date September 1, 1936 (1936-09-01)[1]
Language(s) English
Power 5 kW[2]
Transmitter coordinates 28°19′39″S 153°30′29″E / 28.32750°S 153.50806°E / -28.32750; 153.50806[2]
Affiliations Super Radio Network
Owner Broadcast Operations Group
(Tweed Radio & Broadcasting Co Pty Ltd)
Webcast radio97.com.au/listen.html
Website radio97.com.au

2MW is an Australian radio station serving the Murwillumbah region. It was opened in September 1937.[1]

Controversy[edit]

Underpayment of Staff[edit]

Radio 97 owners, Broadcast Operations Group, have often been accused of a reluctance to pay experienced staff in order to cut operating costs.[3]

In September 2009, Broadcast Operations Group was found to have underpaid a journalist and has been ordered to make a $10,000 backpayment. The journalist, who was studying communications at a Gold Coast university, worked part-time over a two-year period in the newsroom for Tweed Heads radio station Radio 97 was graded as a cadet. The Fair Work Ombudsman found that the Journalist was performing tasks that would normally be given to a Grade 1, Band 1 journalist under the Commercial Radio Journalists Award.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b >"Radio Station Opened". The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 September 1937. p. 7. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b The Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations Book. Australian Communications and Media Authority. October 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Craig (18 February 2009). "Caralis now sacking staff before they start". Media Hunter. Retrieved 16 April 2014.