Spotlight Display celebrates the history of community radio in Georges River

19/07/2018

Hustville Museum and Gallery is pleased to announce the latest Spotlight display 2NBC 90.1FM Community radio, showing at Hurstville Museum and Gallery from Saturday 14 July 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019.

The exhibition features items and photographs on loan from 2NBC 90.1FM, that showcase the history and development of the station that has been an important part of the local area since 1983.

Owned and operated by members of the Georges River community, 2NBC 90.1FM was Sydney’s first full-time suburban community radio station, and it continues to broadcast 24 hours a day to the Sydney communities in the south and inner west of Sydney covering the St George area.

Since its launch on 6 May 1983, the 2NBC broadcast from studios in Narwee, before relocating to new premises at Railway Parade, Kogarah in March 2018. Over 100 volunteers work to keep 2NBC on the air including long time broadcasters Andrew Drylie and John Atkinson, who have been a part of 2NBC since its inception. During this time, both Andrew and John have watched the station and the Georges River region grow. With significant developments in technology, they have experienced first-hand the shift from reel-to-reel recorders to computers.

2NBC is managed and programmed independently, and caters to an ethnically diverse audience that includes English, Arabic, Greek, French, Macedonian, Samoan, Spanish, Indian and Chinese.

Contact information:
Hurstville Museum Gallery 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Ph: 9330 6444 
Email: museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

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Monday – Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 2.00pm – 5.00pm