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Happy 30th Birthday 2CC

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.

Happy 30th Birthday 2CC
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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!


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  October 31st, 2005 at 7:36 am

    I started listening to it in 1975 .
    Where did the cake come from ?

  • 2. Samuel  |  October 31st, 2005 at 7:44 am

    The cake is a picture I put together overnight.

    The plan was to change the header text from a countdown to the “celebrating 30 years” text right on 7am, change the header image so it has the cake at 7am and to post this post right on 7am. Whilst the header text and the header image went to plan, an oversight in the time settings for the blog meant that the timestamp setting of 7am on this post would have delayed it by one hour if I hadn’t noticed the problem at one past seven.

    Plans are like telemarketers…they only create inconvenience.

  • 3. John B1_B5  |  October 31st, 2005 at 9:20 am

    Well you did an excellent job on that bitmap image Samuel . Mind if I use a copy on my website ? ( You’ll get full credit of course ) .

    As for plans going wrong — perhaps you may find the answer in the sky . ( John Laws has been playing this song ad-nauseum over the past week ) —

    Answer In The Sky

    Music by Elton John
    Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

    Well they say that it’s a fact
    If you watch the sky at night
    And if you stare into the darkness
    You might see celestial light

    And if your heart is empty
    And there’s no hope inside
    There’s a chance you’ll find an answer in the sky

    Well they say that it’s a shame
    If you have nothing to believe
    And if you can’t hold on to something
    You might as well die where you sleep

    You don’t need a prayer
    And there’s no price to ask why
    Sometimes you’ll find an answer in the sky

    And it’s all so much bigger than it seems
    And it all overwhelms us now and then
    And I’m banking on a chance we believe
    That good can still control the hearts of men

    Sometimes you’ll find an answer in the sky

    This life’s a long old road
    We shouldn’t have to walk alone
    But if you find the right companion
    You won’t feel so worn out when you’ve grown

    All life is precious
    And every day’s a prize
    And sometimes you’ll find an answer in the sky.

  • 4. Samuel  |  October 31st, 2005 at 9:42 am

    Well I’m glad you think so. To use an over used expression, “Permission granted”.

    Laws does enjoy playing songs over and over and over….I wonder if he ever did it with “Oh Oh Over and Over”? (And wouldn’t you know it, I can’t remember the artist).

  • 5. John B1_B5  |  October 31st, 2005 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the permission .
    Oh …. by the way …. I have posted my diary entry for October 31, 1975, and 2CC is mentioned ! You can see the entry here —


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