Cherie Romaro unveils new format and lineup for Sydney’s 2CH

Staff Writer

Classic Hits 2CH1170 launched in Sydney today with a revamped lineup and music strategy.

The new format is designed “exclusively for the Baby Boomers”, targeting a 50+ audience who are “ageless in attitude”.

The station will music format has shifted to hits from the ’60s, ’70s and into the ’80s.

You can expect to hear Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, Bee Gees, Four Tops, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Everly Bros, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and Marvin Gaye.

Popular soundtracks will also form part of the programming from iconic artists like Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

The Line Up:
Indira, Trevor and Dave Gibson Weekday 5am to 9am

Tim Webster Weekdays 9am to 3pm featuring the all-new 60’s Lunch Break at noon and the “70’s Lunch Break at 1pm

Ian Rogerson Afternoon Drive 3pm – 8pm

Chris Kearns launched “Sydney’s Tonight Live” 8pm to 1am

Kearns will connect with the heart of Sydney’s night-time audiences taking their calls live and answering their emails. Sydney is a big city.

Bob Rogers will be continuing Saturday Nights from 6pm with Reminiscing.

Cherie Romaro, Sydney’s 2CH and digital channels GM said, “I am happy to be able to lead such a great team, with Tim Webster taking over the microphone from Bob Rogers and the launch of Sydney’s Tonight Live with Chris Kearns.

We have also added in News on the hour every hour, so being live and up to date will also enhance the listening experience.

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Neil Docherty
12 Feb 2019 - 9:09 am

I would have not considered myself a 2ch listener as there was always a stigma associated with listening to this type of station, however since the appointment on Cherie, I have been listening on the 2ch app waiting for the change……changes in music, the content and the personalities has now shifted my attitude and my listening preference to CH……could this be the next big challenge for smooth & WS…..

nick bartlett
12 Feb 2019 - 10:30 am

I am completely offended that people over the age of 50 have been referred to as Baby Boomers. I am 50 and a proud member of Generation X. No one understands me.

12 Feb 2019 - 10:58 am

I don’t think WSFM and Smooth would be too worried about this.

James Styles
12 Feb 2019 - 12:44 pm

I just wish Cherie Romaro would save Melbourne’s Lack of AM Music Station and buy 1629am from JLS Media and Launch a Localised Classic Hits Station.

12 Feb 2019 - 1:26 pm

Great format, just get rid of some of those 60’s songs that sound really “dated”.
Good luck!

12 Feb 2019 - 3:58 pm

well it’s on AM but it sounds great online and via the smart phone

14 Feb 2019 - 9:07 am

Can think of no one better to guide the ship than Cheri

Don Draper
14 Feb 2019 - 1:49 pm

Good call Howard but the 2CH ship has well and truly sailed… along with its audience.

Nothing supports that theory more than expecting a few old legends of industry to deliver a 5 hour on-air shift.

22 Feb 2019 - 10:12 am

Sounds very similar in format to the internet station based in Newcastle. Try it and see.

Maree Beards
27 Apr 2019 - 3:23 pm

Hello!! I have missed Gareth McCray on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Has Gareth moved on to a new time slot?

Mark Davidson
8 Nov 2019 - 10:46 am

I am glad that 2CH has moved on, and away from Gareth Maccray. He was just too old fashioned, pompous and full of himself. I only ever listened to the PM shows or any times when he wasn’t on air. I am now firmly an entrenched listener. Love Indira and Trevor, and I listen at work all day to Tim Webster. I am actually a distant relative of Gareth (who changed his name to his present surname in the early 1970’s)

Claire Constance
22 Nov 2019 - 8:17 pm

Gareth McCray taught me at school. He was then called Gareth Spathonis .


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