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Encyclopedia > 2SER
City of license Sydney
Broadcast area Sydney
Frequency 107.3 MHz FM
First air date October 1, 1979
Format Mixed
Owner University of Technology, Sydney, Macquarie University

2SER is a community radio station in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, broadcasting on the frequency 107.3 FM and is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. The station operates as a company limited by guarantee and is jointly owned by Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney. Both institutions contribute an annual grant to 2SER, however the station is largely self-supporting, relying upon revenue raised through programming, sponsorship, fund-raising events and membership. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... The UTS tower on Broadway UTS tower The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Macquarie University is an Australian university located in Sydney. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is the national representative organisation for community radio and television stations (e. ... Macquarie University is an Australian university located in Sydney. ... The UTS tower on Broadway UTS tower The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...

The station has a metro-wide licence and broadcasts a mix of programming styles - specialist music, general magazine and specialist talks. It currently broadcasts 15 talks shows covering topics such as science, current affairs, health, conservation, publishing, gay culture and theatre. 2SER is also one of few media outlets that has a special program for prisoners. The station helped launch the broadcasting careers of Julie McCrossin, Robbie Buck, Helen Razer, Eleanor Hall, Fenella Kernebone and Jonathan Harley - all of whom started out on the station as volunteers. Julie McCrossin (born 1954, Sydney) is an Australian radio broadcaster, journalist, comedian and campaigner for womens and gay rights. ... Robert Robbie Buck is an Australian radio announcer best known for his work at the national youth broadcaster Triple J. Over the years he has hosted various shows including Lunch and Weekend Lunch up until 2002. ... Helen Razer (born 1968) is a Melbourne-born radio presenter and writer. ... Eleanor Hall is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist and presenter of the World Today programme on ABC Local Radio. ... Fenella Kernebone presented Triple Js Arts program, Artery (1999 - 2003). ...



The station had its origins in the burgeoning community broadcasting movement of the early 1970s when it was proposed that an educational station, based on a consortium of Sydney universities, be established. On October 1, 1979 the station was opened by the Federal Minister for Education, Senator John Carrick, and has been broadcasting ever since.[1] is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...

In the mid-1990s the station expanded its programming to emphasise 'underground dance music' which was very popular in Sydney at the time. This caused friction within the station but 2SER organised a series of highly lucrative fund raising events called Freaky Loops in association with Sydney promoters such as Cryogenesis, Clan Analogue, Club Kooky and Elefant Traks which sustained the move to a new musical format for several years until 2001.[1] An electronic music and video art collective from Australia The collective was started in Sydney, Australia, in 1992 by a small group of people who were interested and active in electronic sound and other electronic art forms. ... Elefant Traks is an Australian hip hop record label based in Sydney, Australia. ...

In late 2004, the station was faced with a projected budget shortfall of up to $100,000 that financial year. Management addressed the situation by reducing the number of paid staff, putting forward proposals to scale down the use of its studio at Macquarie University and attempting to cater for a slightly older audience - ideas that were met with frustration from some volunteers. Internal activism resulted in a softening of policy. In early 2005 the new program grid was launched, and despite the controversy in its lead up, it proved to be a simple reshuffle of the existing grid, rather than a dramatic overhaul.

The station worked on its improving its brand across the 2003-2005 period, incorporating a fresh new logo and brand elements designed by Mark Gowing Design. The station's online presence was also redesigned to deliver a rich content experience, with work being done by design agency, Digital Eskimo. Both agencies are supporters of 2SER and are good examples of the community of businesses and individuals that support the station.

Programs on the Station

The Pulse radio program started out in the late 1980s as the brainchild of DJ Lance for 2SER FM in Sydney, Australia along with the help of a fellow DJ, Stevie B. It went to air late on Saturday nights into the early hours of Sunday morning. "The Pulse" moved from early mornings into the late Saturday night spot where the program was a ratings success.

The program launched the career of several local DJ's who came in to do guest spots. The introduction of Frank Rodi gave the program a slick finish. "The Pulse" lasted on air until 2000, when the program producer, Lance Elias, called it a day and moved into business. Frank Rodi went on to produce the program Alchemy for SBS radio as well as a TV version later on.

Highlights of "The Pulse":

  • Live spot from the Zoo
  • Complete program on Helium
  • Top 20 Dance / Rap count down
  • A very Hip Hop Xmas Specials
  • Nude programs
  • Interviews with the latest artists of the time

Regular contributors to the program included, Burt Greer, Paul Byrne, Stan Veitsman, Lisa Yates, DJ Mickey (now Mickey Morphingaz), Yumi Greer, Gloria Greer, Rasheedar, and Celest.

The Diffusion Science Radio Show is a science show broadcast each Thursday at 9am. The Diffusion Science Radio Show is a weekly science radio show broadcast on 2SER 107. ...


  1. ^ a b 2 SER FM (2008). The SER Story. 2SER FM 107.3 Official Website. 2SER FM 107.3. Retrieved on 2008-02-20.
  • Javes, Sue (Sept 14, 2004) Career launcher 2SER FM celebrates its silver anniversary. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Javes, Sue (July 10, 2006) Jailhouse Rock. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Javes, Sue (Dec. 8, 2004). Money matters: 2SER relaunch plans. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Evans, Rachel (May 11, 2005). Gaywaves ceases broadcasting. Green Left Weekly.

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External links

  • Official website
  • "The Wire" national current affairs
  • Diffusion Science Radio
  • Razors Edge - current affairs
// List of Australian radio stations. ...

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Not only does 2ser play a huge role in the exposure and promotion of truly alternative music from Sydney, Australia, and around the world, it also stands alone in its commitment to covering under-reported news and current affairs, and has done so for over 28 years.
Ingrained in the culture and sound of 2ser is its commitment to social justice and political change, and it makes a concerted effort to offer a voice to those in our community that are not otherwise given the chance.
As 2ser receives no government funding, it relies on financial contributions from listeners and members of the community to continue to provide cutting edge radio.
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