2CH

2CH is a commercial radio station broadcasting in Sydney, at 1170 kHz AM. Classic Hits 2CH is Sydney's home of the baby boomer owning their core target audience of 50 years plus, who love their Classic Hits, News and Events that shape their community and family. In January 2017 2CH was sold to a consortium of Oceania Capital Partners, Glenn Wheatley and John Williams.

Classic Hits 2CH
CitySydney, Australia
BrandingClassic Hits 2CH
SloganClassic Hits of the 70's and 80's.
FormatClassic Hits Christian Radio
ERP5kW
Callsign meaningChurches
Former frequencies1210 kHz AM (1932–1935)
OwnerOceania Capital Partners (86%)
Glenn Wheatley
John Williams
(Radio 2CH Pty Ltd)
Webcast[1]
Websitehttp://www.2ch.com.au/

History

2CH commenced broadcasting on 15 February 1932 on 1210 kHz.[2][3] It moved to its current frequency of 1170 kHz in 1935.[4] The NSW Council of Churches was its licence holder until it was sold to John Singleton in April 1994 becoming part of the Macquarie Radio Network.[5] The CH stands for "Churches". In 1994, the NSW Council of Churches sub let the licence to Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) who provided program content for six days per week, with the Council of Churches being responsible for programming on Sundays.

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In January 2017 2CH was sold to a consortium of Oceania Capital Partners, Glenn Wheatley and John Williams for $5.6 million.[7] The station had to be sold to comply with an undertaking given to the Australian Communications and Media Authority following the merger of the Macquarie Radio Network and Fairfax Media (owners of 2GB and 2UE respectively) to comply with legislation allowing one party to only control two radio stations in a market.

The station posted a loss of A$1.9 million on revenue of A$2.4 million for the year to March 2019.[8]

Programmes

Announcers

Weekdays:

  • Trevor Sinclair, Indira Naidoo and Dave Gibson (Weekday breakfast 6:00am – 9:00am)
  • Tim Webster (Weekday mornings 9:00am – 3:00pm)
  • Ian Rogerson (Weekday Drive 3:00pm – 7:00pm)
  • Chris Kearns Tonight Live (Weeknights 7pm- 1am)
  • Non Stop Classic Hits (1am – 6am)


Weekends: Saturday:

  • Non Stop Classic Hits (1:00am – 6:00am)
  • Mardi Cole (6:00am – 12:00pm)
  • Nick Bennett (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
  • Bob Rogers Reminiscing (6:00pm – 12:00am)

Sunday:

  • Non Stop Classic Hits (12:00am – 5:30am)
  • Inspirations Aaron Wright (5:30am - 7:00am)
  • Mardi Cole (7:00am – 12:00pm)
  • Nick Bennett (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
  • Elvis Presley Show (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  • Iconic Albums (7:00pm - 8:00pm)
  • Aaron Wright Open Line (8:00pm - 12:00am)

References

  1. http://www.2ch.com.au/listen-online/
  2. "2CH to Open Soon". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 February 1932. p. 8. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  3. 2CH Celebrating 80 Years of Entertaining Sydney! – 2CH. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  4. "New Wave Lengths". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 August 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  5. Lecky, Sue (21 April 1994). "Singleton Short-Circuits 2CH News". News and Features. The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 3. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  6. "NSW Council of Churches – Coming Events".
  7. "2CH sold to Oceania Capital". radiotoday.com.au. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  8. "Oceania Capital Partners Annual Report 2019" (PDF). ASX. 26 June 2019.
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