Hunter TV

Newy 87.8 FM (2NN)
CityNewcastle, New South Wales
Broadcast areaNewcastle, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens
Frequency87.8 MHz FM (2014-)
BrandingNewy 87.8 FM
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatClassic Hits
History
First air date
20 April 2014 (2014-04-20)
Former call signs
Classic Hits FM (2014-2020)
Hunter TV (2014-2020)
Links
WebsiteOfficial website

Newy 87.8 FM (call sign: 2NN) is a narrowcast FM radio station broadcasting in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on a frequency of 87.8 MHz. The station plays 50s 60s 70s and 80s music. The station also produces online video content covering local events.

History[]

2NN Classic Hits FM was founded by Craig Allen[1] and first went to air in 2014. It was a part of a national network of narrowcast radio stations playing classic hits music. The network included Classic Hits stations in Orange, Wollongong, Mudgee, Mid North Coast, Bowral, Wagga and Taree.[2] There were other branding variations on the network including Oldies FM and Air FM in Penrith and a shortwave radio station called Ozyradio[3][4]

Hunter TV was formed in 2014 with the intent to gain a community television licence to broadcast on free-to-air digital terrestrial television in Newcastle, with the station going live online on 1 March 2014.[5] However, their initial application for a community television licence from the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and later appeals, were rejected due to uncertainty surrounding the future of community television.[6][7][8] Hunter TV later reinforced their online services, becoming a community-orientated live streaming and video on demand service.

In September 2020 2NN split from the Classic Hits FM network and merged with Hunter TV forming a new station[9] `Newy 87.8 FM`. The merged entity creates audio content for radio and video content for their video on demand service.

The station's playout facility is at 1A McIntosh Drive Mayfield West with remote studios located at Beaumont St Hamilton, Newcastle West, Elermore Vale and Penrith. The station broadcasts via a number transmitters across Newcastle & Central Coast.

Stars of Newcastle[]

Hunter TV was one of the founding partners who helped launch the Cancer Council's `Stars of Newcastle` event by promoting and producing video content for the initiative.[10] Hunter TV also provided project management and consulting services to the event organisers. During Hunter TV's tenure, the event raised over $465,000 for the charity.

Current On-Air Schedule[]

Former branding (2014-2020)[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Craig Allen Trubute". Darren McErlain.
  2. ^ "Classic Hits FM Website Archive from 8th March 2019". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 8 March 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ "ARDXC member Craig Allen, founder and operator of Ozy Radio has passed away". Australian Radio DX Club. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Australia - Ozy Radio on new 4835 kHz". HF Underground. Ron - Calif. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Happy First Birthday Hunter TV". Hunter TV. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ Rigney, Sam (14 July 2014). "Hunter TV denied a frequency". The Newcastle Herald. Newcastle. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Malcolm Turnbull is considering the future of Community TV". Hunter TV. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Still hope for Hunter TV station". The Maitland Mercury. Maitland, NSW. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  9. ^ "The station will be renamed to Newy 87.8 FM in the coming weeks". Classic Hits FM. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Hunter TV - Stars of Newcastle 2017".
  11. ^ "Drive 4-6 Facebook Page". Darren McErlain.
  12. ^ "Client List". Air News.
  13. ^ "Matt Morris on Newy 87.8FM". Matt Morris.
  14. ^ "On Air - Broadcasting via Newy 87.8FM". Matt Morris. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Paul Rothapfel 'Live' on NEWY 87.8 FM Facebook Page". Paul Rothapfel.
  16. ^ "Diana Lampard Saturday Mornings on Newy". Newy 87.8.

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