May 29, 2019
At our AGM on the 27th May a new Board of Directors was sworn in. Unfortunately the was no Secretary position taken up at this stage.
The new Board is as follows:
President – Chris Martin-Henry
Vice President – Helen Thompson
Secretary – Vacant
Treasurer – Kerry Payne
Board Members –
Yvonne Drayton (Bonnie D)
We wish the new board all the best for the next 12 months.
February 23, 2019
2yyy announces that as from Sunday the 3rd March we are embarking on a number of changes to the station programming due to popular demand.
- From Monday the 4th March we will now read the Funeral Announcements Monday to Friday at 12:10 pm following the Rural News. They will still be announced Monday to Saturday at 7:30 am as well.
- From Sunday the 3rd March we are changing a number of shows for Sundays only due to overwhelming requests from listeners. From 7am to 9am we will be presenting breakfast with a country mix. In this slot we will be playing predominantly your old country favourites. At 9am will be playing lots of Irish music through to 11 am. From 11 am to 1 pm country singer Melissa Robertson will present her Singers and Songwriters Showcase. Following Melissa at 1 pm Charles will play more great country music through to 3 pm. At 3 pm through to 5 pm Leanne or Jacob will play a great mix of country rock. Normal programming continues after that with Russell presenting The Culture from 5 pm to 7 pm. After 7 pm Mathew plays his popular Christian music show followed by his Geek show at 10 pm.
January 2, 2019
From the Board at 2yyy we wish to remind all of our members that membership fees are now due. The fees are applicable for the period Jan 2019 through to Dec 2019 with fees being as below:
Clubs and Groups $30.
These fees give members more rights than normal at the station. This includes voting rights at General Meetings and the Annual General Meeting. We intend in the future to extend more benefits to our members. We do at present have a weekly membership draw that has proved really popular. We are also having regular members meetings to hear ideas on how we can improve the running of the station.
We do also wish to increase our membership in 2019 so if you wish to partake in the future of 2yyy we encourage you to invite friends or relatives to join our great radio station.
As well as our local radio signal over the radio waves we remind everyone we do stream all over the world from a number of sources. You can listen not only from our 2yyy website but on your phone or any internet device via Tune In, Streema or a number of internet radio stations search engines. This allows relatives and friends from all around the world to listen to 2yyy.
December 25, 2018
From all of us at 2yyy we wish everyone a very Merry, Happy and safe Christmas well as a prosperous New Year. We have had a lot of things happening over the past few months so I will try and tell you the latest .
Firstly our listeners may have noticed a slight break in transmission at times recently. This has been fairly difficult to isolate but we have determined it is not inside our Lovell st studio. We have been in contact with the audio experts who have determined that the problem is most likely in our transmitter on Resevoir Hill. We have now got this fix underway but due to the holiday season this may take some time. This is an intermittent problem so it has been difficult to find. This will not affect our streaming on the internet as this is done internally at Lovell st premises.
Our Christmas programming has been difficult due to the fact that a number of presenters are away. Because of this there are times that we will have to go to the CBAA network and/or load up programs. We are continually looking for volunteers and particularly on air presenters. We at 2yyy would particularly like to thank all the volunteers who are doing the extra shifts to alleviate this problem.
Concerning our programming we would like to advise that as from the 2nd January 2019 we will not be running the national news at 7:30 am anymore. We feel that the 7:30 news is just a repeat of the 7 am one. This fits in with a couple of requests to change the funeral announcement times. Due to this the funeral announcements will be read at 7:30 am and the local news will be heard at 7:40 am.
We do hope that in the near future to update the website with a new schedule as well as volunteers photos etc. We also hope to get our Facebook page updated regularly but this all do with people willing to put up their hands to do this.
The changing of the schedule can be difficult due to the number of volunteers coming and going all the time.
One more item to mention is that of our suggestion box at the station. The board at 2yyy appreciate all the feedback that this box represents. It is however hard to take on board both positive and negative feedback unless any letters are signed and include a name and address. In our rules any items that are not signed and with a readable name and address will not be tabled. If done properly the board can take appropriate notice and respond in a professional manner
Finally the Board at 2yyy hopes that all our listeners, members and volunteers have great 2019 .We are looking forward to a great year and continue to entertain you to the best of our abilities.
November 7, 2018
by Tony Gentle
Hi to all
2yyy is convening a General Members Meeting on the 20th November 2018. This will be held at 44a Lovell Street commencing at 6pm.
All financial members are invited to attend. It is hoped that we get a good attendance at the meeting. We believe this meeting is important to discuss any concerns or bring up ideas in the running of the station.
We are hoping to have these regular meetings in order that Members are kept up to date with happening at the station.
The Board of Directors also wish to increase fairly urgently the number of volunteers at the station. We are particularly looking for on air volunteers. We have a fantastic team of volunteers at the station now but as in any organisation people come and go.
We recognise it is difficult to make everyone happy with the content that is played. However without on air volunteers it is difficult to keep the same genre together all the time to keep everyone happy.
As we try to stick to the fact that we are a community radio we try and play what people want in the overall community.
This comes extremely difficult as we are on air 24 x 7. We are therefore encouraging anyone who would like to came and join our great bunch of volunteers to contact us at 2yyy.
Further to this we are always looking for new ideas. Because we are a community radio any ideas that may benefit the local community will be looked at by the Board no matter what this is.
August 23, 2018
The Board of 2yyy wish to announce that after much work our radio licence has been renewed for the next 5 years. Under ACMA rules all full community broadcasting licences have to be applied for and reviewed every 5 years. This has to be completed 12 months prior to the 5 years.
Saying this we again apologise for not keeping this website up to date. However due to the mountain of activity at the station combined with volunteer movements etc this has been difficult.
Over the coming months we will endeavour to bring this site up to date. Included in this will be details of all our new volunteers. We will also have a new news page that will keep you informed of all the happenings in the station and community.
We are always looking for volunteers at 2yyy. If you have a special interest in any areas of radio such as on air presenting, office work, technical work and any other area that my help us please contact us at the station 44a Lovell St YOUNG NSW 2594. Our phone number is 0263827200 and our email is email@example.com.
June 9, 2018
To all our valued listeners at 2yyy we wish to advise that Saturday’s now have the following programs.
- Due to popular demand Patrick is back at breakfast from 7 am. This show will incorporate all your spots that we on Saturday breakfast previously. Besides the funeral announcements we will present birthday calls, Day by the Stars etc.
- The popular Real World Gardener now starts at 8:30 am. Due to numerous complaints that it was on too early this time slot suits those gardeners who like to sleep in a bit on Saturday.
- Our Saturday morning sports show follows at 9 am. This is back to the original time and Tony and James talk to all your local sporting identities as well as bringing in everything important in national sport and racing.
- At 11 am Brett will be on air with a great range of music from the 80’s to today. Brett will continue till 1 pm.
- at 1 pm Jacob moves from 10 am. He will play a great range of music.
- From 3pm Chrissy and Helen will play alternate weeks with out Rock ‘n Roll program. This great program will go through to 5 pm.
- At 5 pm Bonnie is in the chair with our fantastic Aussie Country show. This will continue as lead in to requests at 8 pm.
- 8 pm brings in the Request show till 12 am followed by great overnight load up.
May 21, 2018
Our Annual General Meeting was held on the 7th May and we have the majority of Board Members re-elected albeit in different roles this year. Greg Cullen decided not to nominate as he has other ventures in mind. We thank Greg for his valued assistance. The following are your Board members for 2018/19
President – Patrick Watkin. Patrick was Acting President taking over from Tony Gentle earlier in the year. Patrick was Vice President last year and has been a Board Member also for a number of years.
Vice President – David Munnerley. David is a great attribute to our Board. He has great experience in Board management and has been on our Board for a number of years. David is also President of LFE.
Secretary – Tony Gentle . Tony has had many years in Associations at Board level. He has had 24 years at Board level in sporting Associations and has been on 2yyy Board for a number of years. He was President last year but stood aside earlier this year for personal reasons.
Treasurer – Kerry Payne – Kerry has been a long term Treasurer of 2yyy for a number of years also. This is a very important job and Kerry has decided to continue on with her great work.
Other Board Members
Jenice Mason – Jenice is the hardest working member of the Board. She was Secretary for the majority of the year and also our Volunteer Co-Ordinator. Jenice spends many hours at the station and does a great job. Her passion for travel means she has stepped aside from Secretary and she is missed greatly at the moment.
Betty Smithers – Betty is also one of our long term Board members and also one of the hardest workers. She is a great attribute to the station and is always on hand to help out.
Yvonne Dudman – Better know as Bonnie D she is the latest addition to the Board. Bonnie is well know and popular to all our listeners. She is our Truckin’ Country and Aus Country lady and will be great attribute to the Board.
December 8, 2016
Greg Cullen, Dorothy McKenzie (Can Assist), Tony Gentle
On Saturday the 19th November 2yyy ran a BBQ to raise funds for Can Assist Young at the Donges IGA car park in Lovell St. The BBQ raised a total of $375.00.
The board of directors would particularly thank Robert and the staff for the use of the tent, the BBQ and the supply of food for the day. We would also like to thank Graham and Kathy Marshall from Greycat Enterprises who donated the drinks.
A big thank you goes to all the volunteers who helped on the day. A special mention goes to Pat Watkins who was the main instigator and organiser for the function.
Can Assist are great organisation and all the funds raised in Young stays in Young to help cancer patients and we were very pleased to assist them.
We do aim to assist the local community in any way possible and will strive in the future to help worthy local organisations.
November 18, 2016
We love our country music at 2yyy. Saying that we also love to play a range of other music and interesting and informative programs at your local community station. We have lots of different genres and new volunteers that are too numerous to mention in this article. Some programs that are tried and tested since our inception include or Monday to Friday request program from 9 am, our Saturday rock and roll show on Saturdays at 3 pm and our Saturday night request show from 8 pm. As well as these popular shows we have our Friday night rock show from 6pm as well as all night rock music on Friday from 9pm, Mish Mash on Tuesdays from 6pm and Irish music on Sunday from 10 am. Other shows that have been around for a while include our Christian show from 7pm Sundays, Monday night music mix from 6pm and Ground Swell with Jim Fridays from 3 pm. One new show that has proved a smash hit has been a great fun show from Dolly and Midge at 3pm Wednesday.
We apologise if we have forgotten to mention all our shows but at 2yyy we aim to please the community and play a wide range of shows and programs.
If you have any ideas on any programming or anything else regarding the station please write us a letter or drop a letter into our suggestion box at the station. As well as this you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also on the lookout for new volunteers and you do not have to be on air to be a volunteer. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers in the office.
As well as this do not forget we stream 24 X 7 from this website. Just follow the link.
Finally we will be updating the web site in the near future and will inform everyone of all our volunteers including both on air presenters and our valuable office staff.
Stay tuned to 2yyy 92.3 FM.