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And down came the rain for 2RRR

Wednesday 09 October, 2019

2RRR’s Queen of Country, Leonie McClure, knows that thoughts about the ongoing drought make a lot of people feel powerless to help, but still they want to do something, anything and so feeling that desperate times needed desperate measures, she decided she’d try a straightforward plea.
 
Last Saturday, 5 October, Leonie, took to the airwaves with her popular county music program, My Kind of Country, to “make it rain”, and dedicated her seven-hour broadcast from 3AM to 10AM to songs about rain.  

Vale David Stevens

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

2RRR Life Member, David Stevens, passed away on Monday, just 37 days short of his 94th birthday and today's Midday Jazz program on the station, was a program David pre-recorded last week.
 
David Stevens joined 2RRR over 10 years ago as a jazz music presenter and has produced and presented his program continuously to date, as well as being a talented pianist, still working professionally as late as last Sunday at a concert in Dural.
 

CMTO's mid year Tech Blitz

Monday 25 March, 2019

Earlier this year, the Community Media Training Organisation and Technorama collaborated on the first Station Tech Blitz at 2RRR, Gladesville, Sydney, and by the end of the course both studios had been pulled apart and refurbished by volunteers from the station and from other stations in the area, who can now take those skills back to their own stations.

Natalie Pozdeev looks back on her time on the CBAA Board

Monday 19 November, 2018

After 8 years on the CBAA board, Natalie Pozdeev stepped aside from her role this year and looked back on how Community radio has changed in the past decade and on the bigger role women are now taking in the sector.
 

From 78's to 45's and LP's, it was a revolution

Monday 27 August, 2018

If you began in radio in the 60’s or 70’s, chances are you remember well 45’s, slip pads and bent styli.

Go back a decade to the 50’s and you might remember when the heavy and breakable 78’s were used.

Within a few years stereophonic records would be released.

Next week on 2RRR, Brian Crabbe goes back to the 50’s and 60’s when the Coronet record label was launched in Australia in the middle of recording industry upheaval as they moved from 78’s to 45’s and LP’s.

Community radio gets the scoop with Count Basie Orchestra band leader

Monday 25 June, 2018

2RRR's Brian Crabbe interviews Scotty Barhnart about the legendary group.

Frank Ifield sits down with 2RRR

Monday 19 February, 2018

Brian Crabbe caught up with the entertainer for four-part series, 'There goes that song again.'

Phil Haldeman revisits 60 years in radio

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

During February, Phil  reminisces about his career in radio as he celebrates his 80th birthday.   

Take a peek behind the scenes of a community radio station with a difference

Friday 29 August, 2014

Community radio station 2RRR in Ryde, Sydney, is opening it's doors this Sunday 31 August.

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a community radio station with a difference.

2RRR community radio was started by local residents in the mid-eighties and not only broadcasts a wide range of music genres, it also compiles and releases CDs of specialist music tied in with station programs, one featuring Australian heavy metal and another featuring Gothic Rock.

Vale Fred Fenech

Friday 11 July, 2014

2RRR’s Maltese program presenter, Fred Fenech, passed away last week.  
 
Fred had presented the Maltese program for the past seven years. 

He was a prominent member of the Maltese community and some years ago was the recipient of an O.A.M. (Order of Australia Medal) awarded for his work with the Maltese Community Council and also with his position at Austrade, in particular fostering trade between Australia and Malta in the lead up to the 2000 Olympics.

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