ABC Goulburn Murray

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ABC Goulburn Murray
City Albury, New South Wales/Wodonga, Victoria
Broadcast area North-East Victoria
Branding ABC Goulburn Murray
Frequency 106.5 MHz
Repeater(s) 89.7 MHz Bright
91.7 MHz Myrtleford
98.7 MHz Harrietville
First air date December 16, 1931 (1931-12-16)
Format Talk radio
Language(s) English
Audience share 14.0% (11 June 2014, Xtra Research)
Transmitter coordinates 36°06′43.43″S 146°53′35.66″E / 36.1120639°S 146.8932389°E / -36.1120639; 146.8932389
Former callsigns 2CO
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Website abc.net.au/goulburnmurray/

ABC Goulburn Murray (call sign: 3MRR) is an ABC Local Radio station based in Albury-Wodonga, formerly known as 2CO. From studios located in Wodonga, the station covers parts of northern Victoria and southern New South Wales including Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, and Benalla.

The station's lineup of local programming includes a breakfast program from 6.00-8.30am hosted by Gaye Pattison as well as a morning show presented by Joseph Thomsen and a Saturday Breakfast with Ray Terrill.

In 1934 the station played a role in the MacRobertson Air Race when the Uiver, lost after becoming caught in a thunderstorm, ended up over Albury, New South Wales. Arthur Newnham, the announcer, appealed for cars to line up on the racecourse to light up a runway for the plane. The plane landed, and next morning was pulled out of the mud by locals to fly on and win the handicap section of the race.

References[edit]

"The origins of ABC Goulburn Murray". ABC Online. 2003-02-27. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-06.