Another new home for 2UE: 6th since 1925

2UE has moved from its Greenwich studios in Sydney’s northern suburbs to new premises in Pyrmont, co-located with 2GB and 2CH.

 Pyrmont has become a media hub, with Nova and Smooth also in the same Saunders St building, and Channel 10’s studios next door.
This is not the first time 2UE, Sydney’s oldest commercial radio station, has moved premises since it went to air in 1925.
The station began broadcasting from studios in George St Sydney (below), then 15 years later, was moved to Port Hacking by station owner CV Stevenson.


Coinciding with the talkback era, ‘The Brighter 2UE’ was located at 237 Miller St North Sydney (pictured above, click to enlarge), and was there for decades, while it was owned by the Lamb Family. Prime real estate in North Sydney became too valuable for a low rise two story building to remain there forever, so the station moved further up the road to its current location in Greenwich. The old 2UE building was torn down and a residential high rise block of flats now stands on the site.
At Greenwich, the station was originally located in an office block on Pacific Highway, opposite the cemetery, and later moved three doors down to the corner building of the same street, taking the location of a former Dick Smith store. It is now owned by Macquarie Radio Network, which also owns 2GB and 2CH (with 2CH required to be divested by current media rules).
2UE PD Clinton Maynard did the last shift from Greenwich on Sunday morning. Trevor Long, a former 2GB PD, took over the first shift from the new Pyrmont studios, at midday to begin another era for Sydney’s first commercial radio station.
A history of 2UE in posters is below (photos: David Rogerson).