Classic Hits 2CH DAB+ turns 90 today
2CH was founded in 1932, broadcasting from the top of the AWA building at 47 York Street Sydney was created to serve a wide variety of tastes.
The airtime was filled with a combination of live artists, audience participation, recorded musicals or dramatic shows.
2CH was ahead of its time in providing women’s content with the 2CH Women’s League, which assisted countless women to enjoy recreational activities such as golf, lawn bowls, ten-pin bowling, and tennis.
The on-air Melody Matinee sessions were hosted by Meg McSpeerin and Hilda Morse who founded the 2CH Women’s league, which culminated in over $50,000 raised for various war efforts and charities.
Long-time commentator and Television legend Tim Webster has loved being on the airwaves at 2CH. Webster said “I’ve been at 2CH for 3 years now and was given the great honour of taking over from Bob Rogers after the great man found it too hard to continue. I started on the breakfast program just over a year ago and it’s some of the best fun I have ever had in radio.
“I had a long and extremely rewarding career in TV, but radio was always the first love for its immediacy, one on one communication, and, of course, the music. Classic Hits 2CH plays the best music in town and has listeners all over Australia. 90 years and going strong”.
Sports Entertainment Network took over the license for 2CH in 2020, rebranding the station to what it is today and moving the entertainment station to a digital-only platform on DAB+ and The SEN App.
The 74,000 loyal weekly listeners are still entertained daily with all of their favourite music from the ’60’s, ’70’s, and a touch of the ’80’s, with 2CH presenters Tim Webster, Nay Pearce, Jane Neild, Matt Pardy, Michael Loughnan, Nims Azoor, and Eddie Olek.
As the station approaches the 90th Birthday they’ll be celebrating all the voices that have entertained Sydney siders for decades.