2RE

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2RE
City of license Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Frequency 1557 kHz[1]
100.3 MHz
100.1 MHz
First air date 1953[1]
Transmitter coordinates Coordinates: 31°55′31″S 152°27′56″E / 31.925323°S 152.465510°E / -31.925323; 152.465510
Callsign meaning The letters in the callsign are the initials of the founder Reginald Eagling
Affiliations Super Radio Network
Owner Manning Valley Max The Heat Pty Ltd[1]
Sister stations MAX FM[1][2]
Website http://www.2RE.com.au

2RE is a commercial radio station that broadcasts to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia from its studios at Taree, near Forster.

2RE broadcasts on 1557AM in Taree, Wingham and surrounds, 100.3FM in Forster and the Great Lakes and 100.1FM in Gloucester, Barrington and surrounds.

Local shows include the 2RE Furniture One Breakfast Club with Anthony Zanos, afternoon with Craig Huth and drive with Kevin Rayment and Diane Ward. 2RE features a 'Hits and Memories' format mixed with local news from Peter Denton, sport and talk. The morning and overnight shows are relayed from 2SM.[citation needed]

2RE began broadcasting on 21 February 1953 from a small studio attached to the Taree RSL on the riverbank. Today 2RE has a modern studio complex in Taree and is part of the Super Radio Network, which has its head office at 2SM in Sydney.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast a reunion of former staff was organised for 21 –22 February 2003. Many former employees returned and reminisced about their days at 2RE. As part of the celebrations there was also an open day where listeners were invited to tour the radio station.[citation needed] A time capsule was placed in the front of the building, a special commemorative book written by Jenny Summerville is still available and the major prize of the year—a 1953 FJ Holden—was unveiled in its 'ready for restoration state'.[3] Ivan Scott was won most popular station manager (Country Stations) at the awards[3] and continues to be manager to date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Commercial Radio Broadcasting Licences" (PDF). Australian Communications and Media Authority. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-24. 
  2. ^ "The Radio Crew". 2RE Radio. Retrieved 2007-12-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Commercial Radio Australia: 2004". Retrieved 2007-12-24. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] 2RE website