2000FM (Sydney)

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2000FM 98.5
2ooo radio logo.png
Broadcast area Sydney
Frequency 98.5 mHz FM
First air date 1994
Format Multilingual programming
Class Community radio
Callsign meaning 2 = New South Wales
with OOO to look like the number 2000
Owner Multicultural Community Radio Association Ltd
Website Official website

2000FM (callsign 2OOO) is a multilingual community radio station broadcasting to Sydney in languages other than English from studios in the suburb of Burwood. It is a volunteer run organisation and is funded through listener support, grants and limited commercial sponsorship.[1]

The mission of 2000FM is to provide a service through dedication to enrich the cohesion of our cultural diversity via tolerance, understanding and respect for each other.[2]

History[edit]

2000FM was established in 1992. It was granted a licence by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and commenced broadcasting in 1994.

Programming[edit]

As of 2008, the station broadcasts in the following languages:

2000FM also features other community access broadcasts including specific youth programs [3] in some of the languages above, a weekly fashion and design show and Feathered Friends a program for bird fanciers.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louis White (2 November 2007). "The Power of Old Media". B&T. Retrieved 31 July 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "The phenomenon known as 2000FM". 2000FM. 2008. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Tonci Prusac (21 September 2006). "CRO2000 14 years and still going strong". Croatian Herald. Retrieved 31 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "2000FM Program Guide". 2000FM. 2008. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Assyrian program transcript" (PDF). ACL. 7 April 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2008. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°52′43″S 151°06′10″E / 33.8787°S 151.1027°E / -33.8787; 151.1027