Newcastle Radio


#410

From Radioinfo:

Newcastle community radio station 2NUR has breached the sponsorship guidelines by playing more than the mandated 5 minutes per hour, according to an ACMA Investigation.

Read more at: https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/2nur-breaches-sponsorship-limits


#411

KOFM skipped out on Thursday night NRL, dispite advertising it.


#412

Looks like the 2HD repeater on 90.5 for the Belmont North area has been approved

https://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Broadcast/Spectrum-for-broadcasting/Licence-area-plans/final-licence-area-plans-broadcast-planning-acma


#413

And so will follow the next round of requests for translators in other corners of the licence area, up the Hunter and out to Dungog.


#414

I don’t follow this thread much so only just learned of the 90.5 proposal over the weekend. The goal is clearly to cover the whole of Newcastle on FM- which they pretty much already do with 97.5 from Port Stephens. A gross waste of spectrum and I think there will be other casualties down the low end to follow.


#415

They’re both lame ducks and have been since falling into Caralis’s ownership.


#416

so interestingly the NEW2UW.com starts in 13 minutes in Newcastle, streaming online around the world with a 60s-80s format. It’s being run by Newcastle radio icons like David Sayers and Michael Blaxland.

You can download the app and listen online at http://www.new2uw.com/


#417

A bit confusing. If they want to emphasize the local nature of the station as a point of difference, why use a well-known Sydney station name?

Why don’t they just wait for SCA to re-brand KOFM to MMM and then call it 2KO :slight_smile:


#418

8-8.30

Macquarie National News and Local News with Michael Blaxland on the hour and half-past

ELENORE - TURTLES
BRASS IN POCKET - PRETENDERS (this dropped out a few seconds into the start)
PENNY ARCADE - ROY ORBISON
ROSANNA - TOTO
DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY - THELMA HOUSTON
I SAW HER AGAIN LAST NIGHT - MAMAS AND THE PAPAS
MIGHTY QUINN - MANFRED MANN


#419

If this wasn’t an online station this would give 2NUR, 2HD and even KOFM a few headaches.


#420

holy crap, they’ve even got the old 2UW jingles playing.


#421

Which is a brand that hasn’t died like 2UW, so how long before they receive a legal frightener?


#422

Strange one . Wow I am happy 2uw is back. Why not 2nx?


#423

Since it hasn’t been quite two years since the rebrand to Hit 106.9, SCA might still hold the rights to the 2NX trademark?

2UW on the other hand, I’d imagine ARN’s rights to that trademark lapsed years ago…


#424

Was trying to figure how to get the station in tunein radio so I can use android auto. Pretty good sound. I miss the old 2uw. It is a bit more modern than than when 2uw converted to FM. Not saying being “more modern” is a bad thing, they played a lot of more 60s before going FM.


#425

Do you have logs to compare from the final years of 2UW to that of the 2018 online version?


#426

I wish I did. I remember listening to MIX 106.5 on 1107 AM when it converted. I saw the sign by Ace of Base never got played on the old 2uw. I remember they use to have call sign “where you always hear a good oldie”. They use to play a lot of Elvis and Beatles. 2UW did have more “modern music” in the 80s when Bazz and Pilko were doing breakfast.

Anyone know how to add a custom stream in tunein radio, like to listen car via Android auto.

Also a technical question, do they need to pay rights like any other radio stations to the artists?


#427

I recall in the mid 80s 4MB used to take the 2UW overnight music show from about 10PM. It always was a bit jarring when it switched from local 4MB to 2UW. While 4MB used to be very middle of the road during the day, at night they played a lot more current (80s) hits including some harder music (eg INXS, even Frankie Goes To Hollywood). Then after 10PM when the 2UW networking began it was back to softer middle of the road music with more older music. Memories :slight_smile:


#428

They do have apps for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radioco.m9aed5c2a4


#429

Yeah downloaded… But looking something that will work with Android auto.