Broadcasting to the world

ANYWHERE, ANY TME: Go to 2mce.org on the web and select Listen Online to pick up the 2MCE signal no matter where you are. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
ANYWHERE, ANY TME: Go to 2mce.org on the web and select Listen Online to pick up the 2MCE signal no matter where you are. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

WE always talk about 2MCE being your local station and the fact we broadcast to Bathurst, Orange, Oberon, Blayney and surrounding communities, but I am continually surprised by the number of out of region, interstate and overseas listeners who contact us.

In the past few weeks we have received calls and emails to the station from listeners in Katoomba, Parramatta, Penrith, Cowra, Dubbo and Wollongong, interstate from Queensland, South Australia and Victoria and international listeners from Ohio and California in the USA, Scotland and Norway.

Saturday Night Jukebox often has requests come from other regional and coastal areas, regulars from Brisbane, Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Melbourne all streaming on 2mce.org

It’s quite amazing how close the world is with just a few strokes on a keyboard to the net and nice to know we have listeners all over.    

All that jazz

THERE has been some revamping of our afternoon and evening program schedule here at 2MCE and from Monday you will notice some program changes.

Jazz fans can now get their weekly dose of Jazz Notes with Geoff Brown, Henry Bialowas and Keith Manning on a Monday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm as the program has shifted from a Thursday evening timeslot.

Mark Ryan will now take over the Thursday 6pm to 8.30pm spot with a musical mix.

A new program comes your way at 6pm on a Monday evening with young Riley Stockman presenting his Pop Culture Kings program with a mix of information and music around currently trending issues.

Another new program commences next Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm as Vic Mally joins us with two hours of Blues, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk and Swing with his “Full House” program.

Vic has several years under his belt with this style of music and will bring his collection and passion for this genre with him. If you like what you here on Wednesday, Vic will also be presenting more of the same on a Sunday evening between 5 and 6pm.

One other change will see an extension and a change of format for our “All Oz Music” segment staring next Monday with the program moving to an hour duration from 1pm to 2pm with classic Oz Tracks, Albums, New Oz releases and Oz Country each day Monday to Friday.

This will mean all our following afternoon programs will now commence at 2pm with Jazz Notes as mentioned earlier on Monday, Melody Road with Susan Morris on Tuesday, Wednesday Country with Mark Ryan & Tim Herbert, Back to Vinyl with Ron Gibson on Thursday and Cult Fiction on Friday.