Station that launched some of radio’s top talent moves to FM band
Snowy Mountains-based station 2XL has officially waved goodbye to the AM band to become XLFM 96.1.
It’s one of the biggest changes in the station’s 82-year history, which is part of the Capital Radio Network, owned by the Blyton Group for the past 40 years.
2XL has been a breeding ground for talent in that time, launching the careers of Georgie Gardiner, Ugly Phil O’Neil and Steve Liebmann.
Behind the scenes talent to cut their teeth at the NSW station include former Austereo CEO and talent manager Brad March, and former Sky News national editor Greg Byrnes who is now head of content at Macquarie Media.
Today also sees the launch of a new dedicated translator for Bombala listeners on FM92.5.
“Our loyal listeners are now able to access our music and programs that they know and love in FM Stereo quality,” said Kevin Blyton, chairman of XLFM.
“There are now more options than ever to listen to XLFM, on FM96.1, online at xlfm.com.au, via your smartphone or smart speaker.”
The move to FM is part of the Blyton Group’s continuing investment to roll out FM across the network, providing listeners with improved reception and sound quality.
Listeners in Cooma will need to retune their radios to 96.1 and Bombala listeners to FM92.5.