Breaking news, from Bathurst to the nation

NERVE CENTRE: Journalists Kristina Rosengren and Peter Freestone pictured inside the National Radio News newsroom at 2MCE on CSU's Bathurst campus. Photo: SUPPLIED
NERVE CENTRE: Journalists Kristina Rosengren and Peter Freestone pictured inside the National Radio News newsroom at 2MCE on CSU's Bathurst campus. Photo: SUPPLIED

ONE of Bathurst’s best kept secrets is that we have a national newsroom in town, broadcasting to more than 90 radio stations across Australia.

And, while it’s a secret that most people in the Central West don’t know about, it shouldn’t be. It’s something that should rightly make us very proud.

It's something that should rightly make us very proud.

National Radio News

While the commercial stations in the region take their news bulletins from services emanating from either the Sydney-based Macquarie Radio Network (2GB) or their own networks (Triple M and Hit), 2MCE (92.3 in Bathurst and 94.7 in Orange) takes its news bulletins from National Radio News.

The service is based on the campus of Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and employs three full-time journalists and cadet journalists.

National Radio News broadcasts to every state and territory in Australia and has the largest national broadcast footprint of any news network, including the ABC.

The newsroom also gives journalism students at Charles Sturt University the opportunity to put together, produce and read 2MCE’s local news bulletins, which are broadcast separately from the national news.

Many journalism graduates have then gone on to utilise these skills while carving out successful careers in radio, television and newspapers.  

So, when you’re next listening to National Radio News on 2MCE, think that people right across Australia are listening simultaneously to the same bulletin on more than 90 radio stations.

And it’s all coming out of our national newsroom, based right here in Bathurst.

Get on the air

HAVE you ever wondered what it would be like to be on radio? Do you have an idea you think would make a great radio show?

We’ll train you in how it all works, we’ll show you some of the tricks of the trade, and who knows?

You might just be taking the first step towards a radio career.

You’d be surprised how many “big names” in the radio and television industries have had their start here in Bathurst on 2MCE over the years.

To find out more, even to just have that first discussion about the possibilities, phone Rhonda in the 2MCE office on 6338 4790.

Who knows where that call might lead?

Community radio 2MCE can be heard on 92.3FM in Bathurst and 94.7FM in Orange.