|Broadcast area||Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Central Coast|
|Frequency||87.8 MHz FM (2014-)|
Optus D2 Satellite (2022-)
Intelsat 19 Satellite (2022-)
|Branding||Newy 87.8 FM|
First air date
|20 April 2014|
Former call signs
|Classic Hits FM (2014-2020)|
Hunter TV (2014-2020)
Newy 87.8 FM (call sign: 2NN) is a narrowcast FM radio station targeting Classic Hits music enthusiasts across Newcastle and The Central Coast, Australia on a frequency of 87.8 MHz. The station plays 50s 60s 70s and some 80s music. The station also produces online video content covering local events.
The station's playout facility is at 1A McIntosh Drive Mayfield West with remote studios located at Beaumont St Hamilton, Newcastle West, Elermore Vale, Tamworth and Penrith. The station transmits from a number of FM transmitters across Newcastle & The Central Coast which are networked via the Optus D2 and Intelsat 19 satellites
2NN Classic Hits FM was founded by Craig Allen 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 Wagga, Taree and Roma in Queensland. There were other branding variations on the network including Oldies FM and Air FM in Penrith and a shortwave radio station called Ozyradio
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. 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. 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 'Newy 87.8 FM'. The merged entity creates audio content for radio and video content for their video on demand service.
In 2022 coverage was extended to Gosford and the station plans to extend this further South through the North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney in 2023.
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. 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.