2ME Radio Arabic

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2ME Radio Arabic
2ME RadioArabic logo.jpg
Broadcast area Sydney and Melbourne
Slogan That’s you, that’s me, that’s 2ME
Frequency 1638 kHz AM
1647 kHz AM
1656 kHz AM
First air date 25 October 1996
Format Arabic language programming, Classic Hits/Top 40

2ME Radio Arabic is a narrowcast Arabic language radio station based in Parramatta, broadcasting on 1638AM to Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Darwin; 1647AM to Brisbane and Adelaide; and 1656AM to Perth

History[edit]

2ME is Australia’s first 24-hour commercially owned Arabic-language radio station. Transmission began in Sydney in 1996 and in Melbourne in 1998.

The company also supplies Arabic programming for the in-flight entertainment service on Royal Brunei Airlines and Gulf Air.[1]

Programming[edit]

The station features Arabic and English language music following both a Classic Hits and Top 40 format. 2ME broadcasts local and national news along with BBC World News on the hour. The programming day is broken into traditional shifts with an emphasis on talkback and listener participation during the day. Evening programs concentrate on music and live concerts.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of 2ME". 2008. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "2ME Schedule". 2008. Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2008. 

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Coordinates: 33°49′01″S 151°00′13″E / 33.8170°S 151.0035°E / -33.8170; 151.0035