New FM

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New FM
City Newcastle
Slogan Newcastle's Best Music
Frequency 105.3 MHz
First air date 4 May 1989 (1989-05-04)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
Callsign meaning 2 NEWcastle
Owner Broadcast Operations Group
Website newfm.com.au

NEWFM (call sign: 2NEW) is an Australian radio station, licensed to, and serving Newcastle and its surrounding area. It is owned by Broadcast Operations Group, and operates at 105.3 megahertz on the FM band. Its callsign is 2NEW, the 2 being a standard prefix for stations in New South Wales, and NEW short for Newcastle. Its sister station is 2HD. On 24 May 2005 NEWFM reverted to its original 1989 logo which has since been modernised.

History[edit]

NEWFM was the first commercial FM radio station in Newcastle when it commenced broadcasting in April 1989.

In 2008 NEWFM became the Hub of the Super Network FM Stations (NEWFM Network) supplying programming from its Sandgate based studios to stations from the NSW/Victorian border in the south, north to the Sunshine Coast in QLD and West to Broken Hill.

Line-up and key staff[edit]

Line-up[edit]

Monday - Friday
  • Newcastle's Best Music from the 80's, 90's and Today (12am to 6am)
  • Kim, Tim & Steve St John "The Novos" (6am to 9am)
  • Eight From The Eighties & 105 Minutes Commercial Free
  • Mornings with Mel Sarge (10.45am - 2pm)
  • Cathy Dinn for the Drive Home (2pm to 5pm)
  • The Kyle & Jackie O Show (5pm to 7pm)
  • Best of The Novos (6.30pm-7.30pm)
  • Newcastle's Best Music with JT (7.30pm to 9pm)
  • Love Song Dedications (9pm to 12am) Monday to Thursdays with Mark Krivo.
  • Friday Night Party Mix (7pm to 12am) (Fridays Only)
Saturday
  • Newcastle's Best Music from the 80's, 90's and Today (12am to 9am)
  • Weekend Four Plays (9am to 5pm)
  • Newcastle's Best Music from the 80's, 90's and Today - Various Announcers (12pm to 6pm)
  • Saturday Night Party Mix (6pm to 12am)
Sunday
  • Newcastle's Best Music from the 80's, 90's and Today (12am to 9am)
  • Weekend Four Plays (9am to 5pm)
  • Newcastle's Best Music from the 80's, 90's and Today - Various Announcers (12pm to 6:00pm)
  • The AList With Kyle & Jackie O (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
  • Rick Dee's And The Weekly Top 40 (9:00pm to 12:00am)
  • Newcastle's Best Music from the 80's, 90's and Today (12am to 5:30am)

Key staff[edit]

  • Steve St John - General Manager
  • Joel Thomson - Assistant Program Director
  • Luke Hetherington - Promotions & Marketing Director / Network Operations
  • Dan King - Image Production Manager
  • Paul West - Sales Manager/ Strategic Development Manager
  • Hamish Finlay - News Director
  • Ian Porteous - Technical Engineer

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