ABC Goulburn Murray (call sign: 3MRR) is an ABC Local Radio station based in Wodonga, Victoria, broadcasting to North East Victoria and Southern New South Wales. First aired on 16 December 1931 as 2CO from studios in Albury, New South Wales, in 2000 the station's AM transmitter in Corowa was reallocated to ABC Riverina.
|City||Albury, New South Wales |
|Broadcast area||North East Victoria and Southern New South Wales|
|Frequency||106.5 MHz FM|
|Branding||ABC Goulburn Murray|
|Affiliations||ABC Local Radio|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
First air date
|16 December 1931|
Former call signs
|675 kHz AM (1978–2000)|
|Repeater(s)||91.7 MHz FM Myrtleford|
98.7 MHz FM Harrietville
98.1 MHz FM Eildon
99.7 MHz FM Corryong
89.7 MHz FM Bright
102.9 MHz FM Alexandra
A tiny studio was established in the Albury Post Office building to enable its first employee, Arthur Newnham, to provide a modest offering of local programming in an on-air schedule that consisted mainly of a mix of programs relayed from the ABC's Melbourne radio stations, 3LO and 3AR. The 2CO studios later moved to various Albury locations: Temple Court in Dean Street; a large house at the corner of Dean and Thugoona streets; to Townsend Street; and then into a purpose-built studio at the corner of Olive and Wilson Streets.
In October 1934, 2CO played a dramatic role in the MacRobertson Air Race from Mildenhall (near London) to Melbourne when the Netherlands KLM airliner the Uiver became lost over Albury, New South Wales after being caught in a thunderstorm. 2CO announcer Arthur Newnham appealed on air for cars to line up on the Albury racecourse to light up a makeshift runway in a bid to save the plane and its occupants. The Uiver landed safely and next morning was pulled out of the mud by locals, allowing it to fly on and win the handicap section of the international air race.
In the early 1990s, 2CO was re-branded as CO-FM as it switched from the AM to the FM band, retaining this name until 2000 when it became ABC Goulburn Murray. In the late 1990s, the station relocated across the border to Wodonga, into another purpose-built premises, which remains the station's current home.
Airing on 106.5 FM from a transmission site on Mount Baranduda near Wodonga, and from low-powered transmission sites in Bright, Corryong, Harrietville and Myrtleford, ABC Goulburn Murray broadcasts its local programs from studios located at 1 High Street Wodonga, covering parts of northern Victoria and southern New South Wales including Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta and Benalla.
The original 2CO AM transmission site was retained and is used to rebroadcast Wagga Wagga-based ABC Riverina into the southern Riverina on the 675 AM frequency.
|Sandra Moon||Breakfast presenter|
|Alice Walker||Mornings presenter|
|Warwick Long||Victoria Country Hour|
|Ray Terrill||Saturday Breakfast presenter|
|Gaye Pattison||Chief of Staff|
|Ashlee Aldridge||News reporter and presenter|
|Eliza Beck||News reporter and presenter|
|Annie Brown||News reporter and presenter|
|Anna Chisholm||News reporter and presenter|
|Jan Deane||News reporter and presenter|
|Erin Somerville||News reporter and presenter|
|Katherine Smyrk||News reporter and presenter|
|Rhiannon Tuffield||News reporter and presenter|