2XX FM

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1XXR
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CityCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
Broadcast areaCanberra RA1 ([1])
Branding2XX
SloganPeople Powered Radio
Frequency98.3 MHz FM
First air date2 July 1976 (1976-07-02)[1]
Formatcommunity radio
Language(s)mostly English
ERP32787 watts[2]
HAAT32 m
Transmitter coordinates35°16′32″S 149°5′52″E / 35.27556°S 149.09778°E / -35.27556; 149.09778
Former callsigns2XX (1976-2000)
Former frequencies1010 kHz (1976-1978)
1008 kHz (1978-2000)
OwnerCommunity Radio 2XX, Inc.
WebsiteOfficial website

2XX FM (call sign: 1XXR) is a community radio station, broadcasting on the FM band in Canberra, Australia.

2XX FM is one of Australia's longest running community broadcasters. It took over the operation of the former Australian National University student radio station in 1976, broadcasting as 2XX on 1008 kHz AM from two studios at the Drill Hall Gallery in Acton. A third studio, completed in 1985, was fitted out as a multitrack recording studio for local bands to make independent recordings and give live-to-air performances.

In 2000 the station moved into converted studios at the Griffin Centre in Civic and changed the broadcast frequency to 98.3 MHz FM. The callsign was changed to 1XXR, but the station still identifies as "2XX" to this day.

In 2005 the station moved into purpose-built studios in the New Griffin Centre in Civic.

As of 2013, 2XX FM hosts speciality music, talk, opinion and ethnic programmes run by over 200 individuals and community organisations. It also takes some programming from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Digital Delivery Network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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