July 04, 2009

Wangaratta: 3NE

3NE, serving Wangaratta and the North East of Victoria, commenced broadcasting in 1954.

Above: 3NE in 1987

By 1992, 3NE had opened a relay transmitter at Mt Buffalo on 105.3 MHz.

And some more FM translators were on air by 1994.

3NE now has a potential audience reach of around 80,000 though this number would fluctuate with tourists tuning into the station in the winter months.  The station presents a mix of locally-based and networked programming from 3AW in Melbourne.

A sister station, Edge 102.1 FM (call-sign: 3NNN), also broadcasts from Wangaratta and has translator sites across North East Victoria.

3NE and Edge FM are owned by North East Broadcasters Pty Ltd who also own radio stations 2QN and Classic Rock 102.5 (2MOR) in Deniliquin, NSW.

Although Edge FM has a website, 3NE does not appear to have an online presence, though it does have a station profile listed at Radio Sales Network.


Anonymous said...

3NE Now Has A Website: http://www.3ne.com.au/

Anonymous said...

Who runs The Edge? Very bad programing.