Hawkesbury Radio

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Hawkesbury Radio 89.9 FM
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Broadcast area Hawkesbury, Sydney
Frequency 89.9 mHz FM
First air date circa 1978
Format Mixed
Class Community radio
Owner Hawkesbury Radio Communications Cooperative Society Limited
Website Official website

Hawkesbury Radio (call sign: 2VTR) is a fully licensed community radio station. Its primary purpose is to serve the residents of the City of Hawkesbury. Hawkesbury Radio broadcasts on the frequency 89.9 FM. The station is staffed by volunteers and broadcasts live non-stop. Hawkesbury Radio was the only Community Radio Station in Australia to have Broadcast rights of NRL which featured Penrith Panthers NRL matches, from 1997 to 2009.

History[edit]

Hawkesbury Radio began in 1978 with a test broadcast, gaining its full licence in 1982, one of the first local community radio licences granted. The station broadcast out of a tiny building, which housed the studio and transmitter in Fitzgerald Street Windsor for many years, before moving to its current site in 1992 in an adjacent building. Hawkesbury Radio originally broadcast on 89.7 MHz, but moved to its current frequency of 89.9 MHz in December 1999. [1]

Programming[edit]

Hawkesbury Radio keeps to a mainly AOR mix during the daytime hours. Outside of these hours, there are specialist programmes such as bluegrass, easy-listening, and country music. The station also has sports programmes [2] on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Around the station". Hawkesbury Radio. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Call to Arms". Penrith Swans. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Hawkesbury Radio at Careflight". Careflight. 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 

External links[edit]

Official website