October 31st, 2005 at 07:00am
Happy 30th Birthday 2CC.
Canberra’s Talk Radio 1206 2CC turned 30 at 7am. Originally a music station, it is now a talk radio station and they have been running a few promotions relating to their 30th birthday. They gave away a 1975 Holden Kingswood and are currently giving away $30,000 worth of home improvements.
John Kerr wished 2CC a happy 30th birthday at quarter past midnight this morning as part of his daily birthday list and offered up a memory or two. I recorded it for your listening pleasure, and you can hear it by clicking here.
According to radio historian Wayne Mac, the first song played on 2CC was Pick Me Up by Canberra band The Ritz, and they were originally broadcasting from Bellenden St Gungahlin.
I remember when 2CC started turning to talk, and David Young’s Garden was on from 7am-8am on Saturdays and 7am-9am on Sundays. I was one of the regular callers to that show, although rarely talking about anything useful, I was usually the first caller through and David seemed to enjoy our conversations. I would often sit up in bed with a cup of coffee listening to David Young, and occasionally the trading post, which started at 8am on Saturdays (I think). I remember that the two hosts rotated each week and the callers were constantly calling them the wrong names. Of course I started listening to 2CC when it was still a music station, probably in 1990 or 1991.
Happy Birthday 2CC!