Broadcast Operations Group

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Broadcast Operations Group
Private company
Industry Broadcast radio
Founded 2008 (2008)
Headquarters Australia
Key people
Bill Caralis
Website Broadcast Operations Group

Broadcast Operations Group is an Australian media company, operating radio stations across various centres across regional New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. Branded as the Super Radio Network, stations carry one of two formats – a news talk and classic hits format based at 2SM Sydney; and a hot adult contemporary format based at New FM Newcastle.

Assets[edit]

Super Radio AM Network[edit]

Super Radio AM Network
Type Radio network
Branding Super Radio Network
2SM Supernetwork (alternate)
Country Australia
Slogan "News, Talk, Sport and Entertainment"
Broadcast area
Regional New South Wales and Queensland
Owner Broadcast Operations Group
Official website
Super Radio AM Network
Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
2AD 1134 AM 2AD Armidale, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2BH 567 AM 2BH Broken Hill, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2DU 1251 AM
972 AM
2DU Dubbo, New South Wales
Cobar, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2EL 1089 AM Radio 2EL Orange, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2GF 1206 AM
103.9 FM
2GF Grafton, New South Wales
Maclean, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2HC 639 AM
100.5 FM
2HC Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Woolgoolga, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2HD 1143 AM
97.5 FM
2HD Newcastle, New South Wales
Salamander Bay, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2LF 1350 AM 2LF Young, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2LM 900 AM
104.3 FM
2LM Lismore, New South Wales
Kyogle, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2MG 1449 AM 2MG Mudgee, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2MO 1080 AM 2MO Gunnedah, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2MW 972 AM
104.1 FM
103.5 FM
Radio 97 Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Currumbin, Queensland
Mullumbimby, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2NZ 1188 AM 2NZ Inverell, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2PK 1404 AM 2PK Parkes, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2PM 531 AM
93.5 FM
Radio 531/FM 93.5 Kempsey, New South Wales
Port Macquarie, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2RE 1557 AM
100.3 FM
100.1 FM
2RE Taree, New South Wales
Forster, New South Wales
Gloucester, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
2SM 1269 AM
DAB+ block 9A
2SM Sydney, New South Wales News talk Hub station
2TM 1287 AM 2TM Tamworth, New South Wales News talk
Classic hits
2VM 1530 AM
103.5 FM
89.5 FM
92.9 FM
105.5 FM
106.7 FM
2VM Moree, New South Wales
Collarenebri, New South Wales
Goondiwindi, New South Wales
Lightning Ridge, New South Wales
Mungindi, New South Wales
Walgett, New South Wales
News talk
Classic hits
4GY 558 AM
107.1 FM
4GY Gympie, Queensland
Noosaville, Queensland
News talk
Classic hits
4WK 1359 AM
95.9 FM
91.5 FM
963 AM
4WK Toowoomba, Queensland
Dalby, Queensland
Stanthorpe, Queensland
Warwick, Queensland
News talk

Super Radio FM Network[edit]

Super Radio FM Network
Type Radio network
Country Australia
Slogan "The Hottest Songs of The 80's, 90's and Today"
"Your Hit Music Station"
Broadcast area
Regional New South Wales and Queensland
Owner Broadcast Operations Group
Official website
Super Radio FM Network
Callsign Frequency Branding Location Format Notes
2CLR 104.7 FM FM104.7 Grafton, New South Wales Hot adult contemporary
2GEE 93.1 FM
97.9 FM
Real FM Mudgee, New South Wales
Kandos, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2GEM 95.1 FM
106.7 FM
102.9 FM
Gem FM Inverell, New South Wales
Glen Innes, New South Wales
Warialda, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2GGG 97.5 FM
104.1 FM
Triple G Gunnedah, New South Wales
Coonabarabran, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2HIL 96.5 FM Hill FM Broken Hill, New South Wales Hot adult contemporary
2LFF 93.9 FM
107.7 FM
99.5 FM
Roccy FM Young, New South Wales
Cootamundra, New South Wales
Cowra, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2MVB 107.3 FM
103.3 FM
Max FM Taree, New South Wales
Gloucester, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2NEB 100.3 FM
89.3 FM
FM 100.3 Armidale, New South Wales
Walcha, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2NEW 105.3 FM New FM Newcastle, New South Wales Hot adult contemporary Hub station
2NOW 98.3 FM
101.9 FM
88.7 FM
91.3 FM
107.1 FM
105.1 FM
Now FM Moree, New South Wales
Collarenebri, New South Wales
Goondiwindi, New South Wales
Lightning Ridge, New South Wales
Mungindi, New South Wales
Walgett, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2ROK 95.5 FM
90.5 FM
Rok FM Parkes, New South Wales
Condobolin, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2TTT 92.9 FM 92.9 Tamworth, New South Wales Hot adult contemporary
2ZOO 92.7 FM
103.7 FM
89.5 FM
Zoo FM Dubbo, New South Wales
Cobar, New South Wales
Wellington, New South Wales
Hot adult contemporary
2ZZZ 100.9 FM ZZZ FM Lismore, New South Wales Hot adult contemporary
4AK 1242 AM
99.5 FM
4AK Toowoomba, Queensland
Stanthorpe, Queensland
Hot adult contemporary

Digital radio[edit]

Branding Frequency Location Format Notes
Dance Super Digi DAB+ block 9A Sydney, New South Wales Dance-pop Launched in August 2013
Fun Super Digi DAB+ block 9A Sydney, New South Wales Classic hits
Oldies
Launched in December 2013
Gorilla Dance Radio DAB+ block 9A Sydney, New South Wales Electronic dance music Launched in March 2010
Zoo Digital Radio DAB+ block 9A Sydney, New South Wales Adult contemporary Launched in March 2010

Controversy[edit]

Senate Inquiry[edit]

The BOG was cited in several instances during a Senate Inquiry into Regional Radio. There had been concerns raised as to loss of localism due to networking of radio stations. Bill Caralis was asked to appear several times at various hearings around the country, but never attended.[1]

Local Content[edit]

In October 2009, Broadcast Operations Group was named by the ABC's Media Watch program for failing to provide sufficient local content as stipulated by ACMA licence conditions. Media Watch identified three stations; 2HC Coffs Harbour, 2EL Orange and Radio 531 Port Macquarie, which all took the Grant Goldman breakfast show feed out of 2SM in Sydney and failed to meet local content conditions. In response to enquiries by Media Watch, Caralis stated that he believed local news, weather and community announcements played during the Grant Goldman program was sufficient to meet ACMA's licence conditions. As a result, ACMA launched an investigation into the matter. As of November 2009, this investigation was ongoing, however, as of 30 November 2009, the three aforementioned stations commenced broadcasting a three-hour locally produced program from 12pm weekdays.[1]

Underpayment of Staff[edit]

Broadcast Operations Group has often been accused of a reluctance to pay experienced staff in order to cut operating costs.[2]

In September 2009, Broadcast Operations Group was found to have underpaid a journalist and has been ordered to make a $10,000 backpayment. The journalist, who was studying communications at a Gold Coast university, worked part-time over a two-year period in the newsroom for Tweed Heads radio station Radio 97 was graded as a cadet. The Fair Work Ombudsman found that the Journalist was performing tasks that would normally be given to a Grade 1, Band 1 journalist under the Commercial Radio Journalists Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regional Dis-Content". ABC TV. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Craig (18 February 2009). "Caralis now sacking staff before they start". Media Hunter. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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