ABC Goulburn Murray

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation 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. It first went to air on 16 December 1931 on from a high-powered AM transmission site on the outskirts of the border town of Corowa, NSW. Now airing on 106.5 FM from a transmission site on Mount Baranduda near Wodonga and from low-powered transmitters in Bright, Corryong, Myrtleford and Harrietville, ABC Goulburn Murray broadcasts from studios located in Wodonga, covering parts of northern Victoria and southern New South Wales including Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta and Benalla.

The station's lineup of local programming includes a weekday Breakfast program from 6am to 10am hosted by Joseph Thomsen, a weekday Mornings show from 10am to 11am presented by Gaye Pattison and a Saturday Breakfast show with Ray Terrill.

In 1934, 2CO played a dramatic role in the MacRobertson Air Race from Mildenhall (near London) to Melbourne when the Netherlands airliner the Uiver, after becoming caught in a thunderstorm, ended up lost over Albury, New South Wales. 2CO announcer Arthur Newnham appealed for cars to line up on the Albury racecourse to light up a runway in a bid to save the plane and its occupants. The Uiver landed and next morning was pulled out of the mud by locals, allowing it to fly on and win the handicap section of the international air 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.