Bathurst radio stations come together for ANZAC Day

Bathurst community radio station 2MCE and commercial stations 2BS / B-Rock FM have united to promote an ANZAC Day dawn service ‘letterbox’ commemoration.

Following the cancellation of the traditional ANZAC Day services on Saturday 25 April in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the local Bathurst radio stations will promote an ANZAC Day dawn service ‘letterbox’ commemoration.
Manager of community radio station 2MCE Lisa McLean says, Thanks to the generosity of Janeen Hosemans at 2BS/B-Rock reaching out to 2MCE, people in the Central West will have the opportunity to be part of an ANZAC Day Service.
2BS is producing and sharing with 2MCE a seven-minute broadcast for the ANZAC Day dawn service and inviting community members to hold a candle while standing at their home letterboxes and listening to the service on their preferred device.
The commemoration broadcast at 6am on 2MCE, 2BS and B-Rock, and streamed online, will include The Last Post, The Ode, Reveille, Bathurst electorate MP Mr Paul Toole’s message, and The Lament.
Community radio station 2MCE at Charles Sturt University broadcasts to Bathurst and Orange, and produces National Radio News (NRN), which is broadcast to about 100 community radio stations around Australia.
Lisa McLean says, “As far as I’m aware this is the first time the three local Bathurst radio stations have collaborated. This is a good news story, and is a fantastic example of media working together in these difficult times.
“ANZAC Day is an important day for our community to come together and honour all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
“This year as we keep our physical distance to minimise contagion, it is even more important we remain socially connected.
“Participating in an ANZAC Day service in this unique way does ensure we are socially connected, and this is one really important way we can do this.”


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