2NCR

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2NCR / River FM
City of license Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Frequency 92.9 MHz
Format Diverse
ERP 500 w
Class Community
Facility ID Parrots Nest, NSW, Australia
Callsign meaning 2 North Coast Radio
Affiliations CBAA
Owner North Coast Radio Inc
Website http://www.2ncr.org.au

2NCR is amongst the earliest licenced non-metrolitan FM community radio stations in New South Wales, Australia.

Originally, the licence was issued to the nearby university (Lismore University), however with the re-structure of the university system in the late 1990s, the university became a campus of the newly established Southern Cross University. This new university was not interested in maintaining its broadcast licence - thus a new association was formed to take over control of the community licence. This association was North Coast Radio Inc.

The 2NCR callsign has been used without interruption since inception, and is still the official callsign for the station today. More recently, 2NCR had rebranded to 92.9 FM (2NCR) or 92Nine, and in recent months re-branded to "River-FM".

2NCR / River FM features many community radio program elements, including interview programs, non-English languages, specialist music programs and news. The genre based music programs presented by the station include Blues, Jazz, Indigenous, and Country Music.

The station's news is provided by the community radio news service National Radio News (or NRN)

Overview[edit]

92.9 FM is one of the oldest regional and community radio stations in Australia [1]

The station has been operating since 1976 and is presently managed by North Coast Radio, Inc, a not-for-profit member based incorporated association.

The station is operated mostly by volunteers, producing programs and program content that overall provides for a diverse range of music tastes, while also providing local news & information and details on local events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [One of the oldest community radio stations in Australia http://www.echonews.com/index.php?page=View%20Article&article=16825&issue=280]

Coordinates: 28°48′46″S 153°16′43″E / 28.812725°S 153.278721°E / -28.812725; 153.278721