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|City||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|Broadcast area||Canberra RA1 ()|
|Frequency||1206 kHz AM|
|First air date||31 October 1975|
|Former frequencies||1210 kHz (1975-1978)|
|Owner||Capital Radio Network Pty Ltd (50%)
Grant Broadcasters Pty Ltd (50%)
(Radio Canberra Pty Ltd)
2CC is a commercial radio station on the AM band in Canberra, Australia. It began broadcasting on 1210 kHz in 1975 changing to 1206 kHz in 1978. It is jointly owned by regional radio operators Capital Radio Network and Grant Broadcasters.
2CC, which began broadcasting in 1975, was Canberra's second commercial radio station. 2CC continued its dominance over Canberra's other commercial radio station, 2CA, throughout the latter half of the 1970s and most of the 1980s. In 1988, KIX106 (now Mix 106.3) and FM 104 (now 104.7) went to air as Australia's first supplementary FM licences (also the first commercial FM licences since 1980). KIX106 was a supplementary licence of 2CC, and FM 104.7 a supplementary licence of 2CA. In the mid-1990s, due to the AM stations' dwindling audience and the increasing popularity of the music based FM stations, ARN (owner of 2CC and Mix 106.3) and Austereo (owner of 2CA and 104.7) merged to form a joint venture ownership of both FM stations, selling off 2CC and 2CA to the Capital Radio Network. In 2004, 50% ownership of 2CC and 2CA was sold to Grant Broadcasters. Currently, 2CC broadcasts a news talk format with local breakfast and drive shows. It also networks programming from Sydney-based radio stations 2UE and 2GB. The broadcast range of the channel covers Canberra and some neighbouring districts extending as far as Yass in the North (55 km from Canberra CBD), Tharwa in the South (30 km from Canberra CBD) and Bungendore in the West (40 km from Canberra CBD).
2CC provides a Canberra-based breakfast program with Tim Shaw from 5.30am to 9.00am and Chris Coleman hosts Canberra Live' 3-6pm weekdays. On the weekend local programming includes Garden Gurus,Trading Post','Pet Tales' and the 'City News Sunday Roast' from 6.00am to 12.00pm hosted by Chris McLengahan, Rod Henshaw, Jen Seyderhelm, Eddie Williams, Pete Davidson and Ian Meikle as well garden experts Paulene Cairnduff and Keith Colls, vets Shannon West, Eloise Koelmeyer and pet behaviorist Heike Hahner.
The majority of programs on 2CC are networked from 2GB in Sydney. Networked programs are broadcast from 9.00am to 3.00pm and from 6.00pm to 12.00am Monday to Friday and from 12.00pm to 12.00am on weekends. A mid-dawn program is networked from 2GB commencing at midnight each day.
2CC provides a 24-hour news service. Its own, locally based, Capital Radio News Service provides news bulletins from 5.30am every half-hour during its breakfast show and then hourly from 9.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday. It broadcasts locally based half-hourly news bulletins from 6.00am - 9.00am (then hourly till midday) on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
At all other times, hourly news bulletins are supplied by Macquarie National News in Sydney.
During the Rugby League season the "Continuous Call Team’’ is networked from 2GB in Sydney. 2CC provides live coverage of all Canberra Raiders rugby league games with its own Canberra based commentary team headed by Phil Small, Chris O'Brien & Joe Prevedello and Scott Freeman.