Triple M Riverina 1152

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Triple M Riverina 1152
Southern Cross Austereo studios on Forsyth St (3).jpg
City Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Broadcast area Riverina, South West Slopes
Branding Local Works
Slogan Classic Hits - Everything Wagga Wagga
Frequency 1152 kHz AM
Repeater(s) 100.7, 107.9 MHz FM
First air date 29 June 1932
Format Adult Contemporary, Classic Hits
Power 2000 Watts
Class Commercial
Transmitter coordinates 35°02′32″S 147°24′56″E / 35.042242°S 147.415538°E / -35.042242; 147.415538
Callsign meaning 2 = NSW Wagga
Owner Southern Cross Media Group
(Riverina Broadcasters Pty Ltd)
Sister stations hit93.1 Riverina
Website Official website

2WG, branded as Triple M Riverina 1152, is an Australian radio station which transmits on 1152 kHz on the AM band. It is licensed to the city of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. The station is the first radio station to have a radio receiver built in regional New South Wales and was originally owned by a husband and wife team, the late Eric and Nan Roberts,[1][2] who were both formerly school teachers in Narrandera. It officially commenced broadcasts from the former Hardys' Building in Fitzmaurice Street overlooking the Wollundry Lagoon,[2] broadcasting on the Oura Road Transmitter site with 2,000 watts on 29 June 1932 and operated between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm. In 1995 2WZD (FM93) began broadcasting.[3] In 1998 DMG Radio Australia bought both 2WG and FM93 (now 93.1 StarFM). In late 2004 the stations were bought by Macquarie Regional RadioWorks who currently own and operate the stations. The station including its sister station (93.1 StarFM) was originally located in Fitzmaurice Street but was moved to its current site at Prime Television in the suburb of Kooringal on 6 June 2000.[4] 2WG relocated to its new Forsyth Street studios on 6 October 2015.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Bill Kerr, who grew up in Wagga Wagga and would go on to stardom in British radio, the West End stage, and Australian film, served as a 2WG announcer as a teenager, from 1939-1941.[6]

Past Announcers/Presenters: Peter Hand Chris Couldrey, Sam Galea, Mal Wilcock, George 'Groover' Wayne, John Doherty, David Watt, Kevin O'Neill, Barry Heydon, Bill Kerr.

Gallery[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of AM Radio Stations in Sydney". About NSW. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Morris, Sherry (1999). Wagga Wagga, a history. Wagga Wagga: Bobby Graham Publishers. p. 187. ISBN 1-875247-12-2. 
  3. ^ "News releases - 1996". Commonwealth of Australia. Australian Broadcasting Authority. 1996-02-14. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  4. ^ Bartlett, Jason (2000-06-07). "Move marks start of a new era for Wagga broadcaster". The Daily Advertiser. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Owen, Brodie (6 October 2015). "2WG, Star FM move into new Forsyth Street studios". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bill Kerr: The Boy from Wagga Wagga". Past Exhibitions. Museum of the Riverina. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 

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Coordinates: 35°8′3.08″S 147°22′32.88″E / 35.1341889°S 147.3758000°E / -35.1341889; 147.3758000