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City Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Broadcast area Canberra RA1 ([1])
Branding 2XX
Slogan People Powered Radio
Frequency 98.3 MHz FM
First air date 2 July 1976 (1976-07-02)[1]
Format community radio
Language(s) mostly English
ERP 32787 watts[2]
HAAT 32 m
Transmitter coordinates 35°16′32″S 149°5′52″E / 35.27556°S 149.09778°E / -35.27556; 149.09778
Former callsigns 2XX (1976-2000)
Former frequencies 1010 kHz (1976-1978)
1008 kHz (1978-2000)
Owner Community Radio 2XX, Inc.
Website Official website

2XX FM (call sign: 1XXR) is a community radio station, broadcasting on the FM band in Canberra, Australia.

2XX FM is one of Australia's longest running community broadcasters. It took over the operation of the former Australian National University student radio station in 1976, broadcasting as 2XX on 1008 kHz AM from two studios at the Drill Hall Gallery in Acton. A third studio, completed in 1985, was fitted out as a multitrack recording studio for local bands to make independent recordings and give live-to-air performances.

In 2000 the station moved into converted studios at the Griffin Centre in Civic and changed the broadcast frequency to 98.3 MHz FM. The callsign was changed to 1XXR, but the station still identifies as "2XX" to this day.

In 2005 the station moved into purpose-built studios in the New Griffin Centre in Civic.

As of 2013, 2XX FM hosts speciality music, talk, opinion and ethnic programmes run by over 200 individuals and community organisations. It also takes some programming from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Digital Delivery Network.


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