Collection 166 - NSW Council of Churches Broadcasting Company collection

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NSW Council of Churches Broadcasting Company collection


  • 1970-2017 (Creation)

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A broadcasting license was granted to the NSW Council of Churches in 1931, with the first broadcast made on Radio 2CH in 1932. In 1936 Amalgamated Wireless Australasia took over the operation of 2CH. In 1944 the station facilities were purchased by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia). As a result of changes to the Broadcasting and Television Act 1969, in 1970 the NSW Council of Churches Broadcasting Company was established and became the licensee of 2CH. In 1989 a new company, Council of Churches Broadcasters Pty Ltd was established, and Radio 2CH Pty Ltd was also established to hold the broadcasting license and operate the station. In 1995 CCB sold its shares in 2CH to Radio Superhighway Pty Ltd, now known as Macquarie Radio Network. In 2011, a Deed of Trust was executed between the NSW Council of Churches and CCB, creating a Broadcasting Committee which integrates the broadcasting activities of the two bodies. CCB and the Broadcasting Committee meet conjointly.
In 2015 the Macquarie Radio Network merged with the Fairfax Radio network to form the Macquarie Media Network, which required them to divest themselves of 2CH. In January 2017, 2CH was sold to a consortium of Oceania Capital Partners, Glenn Wheatley and John Williams. In June 2020, it was sold to Pacific Star Network, who switched it to a DAB+ only channel, before it went off air in June 2022.

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Transferred November 2023 by Marshall Ballantine-Jones.

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Minutes, reports and correspondence of the NSW Council of Churches Broadcasting Company.

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Permission of the NSW Council of Churches President, Secretary, Treasurer or Executive Director required to access the 1995 Agreement between NSW Council of Churches Broadcasting Company, Radio Superhighway and Radio 2CH.

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