Our Different Programs
More reasons to listen to radio with a difference !
Turn Back The Hands Of Time
This program began on the very first day of broadcasting, way back in 1998 and has always been a firm favourite of our older listeners. Aileen Shipman (sadly deceased), initially hosted and developed the program which plays nostalgic music from the 20's to the 60's. It was an immediate success with the older age group and is still one of our most popular programs. It is a program primarily chosen for older listeners, residents of the many nursing homes and hospitals in the area and the staff tell us that patients with dementia and other degenerative problems `come to' when they hear the theme. We also have a list of the patients' birthdays and play Happy Birthday for them. Turn Back The Hands Of Time - Weekdays, 10.30am to noon
From Day 1, 2AIR has been broadcasting country music – the only station in the area to do so. It is unbelievably popular. It was one the tenets of our original concept and it continually amazes us how many people are awake at 5am just because country music is on the radio. There are also country music programs on most weeknights and on Saturday and Sunday. For a full listing of Country Music, click here.
The World Music Show takes you on a musical journey around the globe every Thursday evening, from 6pm to 8pm, featuring traditional and contemporary music in a variety of musical genres. You can hear: hot salsa and cumbia from Latin America; Cajun and Zydeco music form Louisiana; township jives from South Africa; hypnotic desert grooves from the Sahara; amazing throat singing from China; virtuosic violin playing from India; breezy Bossa Nova from Brazil; passionate Italian love songs; beautiful Celtic music from England, Scotland, and Ireland; joyful stringband music from Papua New Guinea; soulful Indigenous music from Australia; and much, much more! World Music - Thursday at 6 to 8pm.
Jenny's "Grass Roots" folk music has been a favourite for many years. Her knowledge of artists, presentation of a wide range of "folk" styles makes this an essential program to hear what is the latest, popular and favourites of this genre. Folk Music - Sunday at Noon to 2pm.
Bill Vitnell is on air with his very popular Band Music program, with selections from his vast collection of great Band music - brass, pipes, drums, military - you name it. Strike Up The Band - Monday at 2 to 4pm.
Ray Cooper loves his music and enjoys sharing his wide collection and knowledge with you. You'll hear the very old standards through to contemporary releases. A wonderful variety of Jazz music is played every weekend on Saturday between 2 and 4pm. All That Jazz - Saturday at 2 to 4pm.
A program of gospel music and easy listening hymns is broadcast every Sunday morning from 6am to 8am. Included is a 15 minute segment “Face to Face” produced by the Lutheran church, a Bible story segment and times for prayer and sacred readings. This program is eagerly listened to by those who are unable to attend a church. Sunday Gospel - Sunday at 6 to 8am
2AIR-FM is proud to host programs dedicated to the local community. Community is about, well, our community! Interviews are about events happening in our area or local people who have something different to say. There are so many people who do such interesting things or are involved in local groups, all making our community that much better. Community News & Interviews - Thursdays, 9 to 10.30am
Community Radio is about reflecting the diverse nature of our community and 2AIR-FM is proud to host them. Each week there are programs with different ethnic appeal including Islander, European and Indigenous. These specialist shows foster closer understanding within the listening audience as well as sharing musical tastes. They are often the only opportunity minority groups have to keep in touch with their culture. It is important to remember that at least a quarter of the program must be spoken in English and you have the musical resources to sustain the program. If you would like to know more, please contact us - 6652-1071 or email us or fax 6652-8881.
At all times, 2AIR welcomes your feedback about our programs. Whether it is a suggestion for a new program or one you would like to present or just to hear something different or a concern about some program formats, please contact us - 6652-1071 or email us or fax 6652-8881.
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