Andrew Gee congratulates 2MG on it’s 80th birthday

Andrew Gee, Member for Calare (Nats), has congratulated 2MG on reaching a memorable milestone during a speech in Parliament.

“Radio station 2MG has just passed an outstanding milestone.

It has now been broadcasting to its listeners in the central west of NSW for 80 years .

The Mudgee Broadcasting Company Pty Ltd was founded by Harry and Eileen Milton, Earnest Hodges and George Thompson, with Harry running the station from day to day.

2MG first hit the air in July 1938 and back then there was a focus on playing old 78 records and broadcasting live musical performances to local listeners.

Now of course there is still great music and syndicated program and local voices such as Craig Basset ‘Basso’ as we call him and Chris Mills or ‘Millsy’ continue as local voices on air.

Mal Rock runs the station and directs the programming and he’s ably backed by the team of Andrew Andrews, Dane Dury, Kate McKay, Jenny Burrow, and James Hughes.

Every day 2MG is on the air keeping locals in the Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos, Rylstone and Hargreaves areas entertained and abreast of the goings on in their local communities.

Our regional and community radio stations are vitally important even in the era of online media, in fact they continue to be real time hubs of local news and community information via their broadcasting and their own social media platforms.

So congratulations on your 80th birthday 2MG, you’ve entertained us, you’ve informed us, you’ve been a wonderful supporter of our local country communities and we’re looking forward to many more years of great country broadcasting, long may your terrific work continue.”