2CO (Corowa) Powerful Wireless Station Opened
18 December 1931 Albury Banner and Wodonga Express
The Riverina regional relay broadcasting station, 2CO, Corowa, was officially opened on Wednesday evening.
As it is three times stronger than any other station m Australia, thousands of enthusiasts tuned in to 2CO, which also has the highest wave length in the Commonwealth, 538 metres (frequency 56 kilocycles).
The programme, which was also relayed to 3AR, Melbourne, and 2FC, Sydney, was broadcast from the Literary Institute at Corowa.
Mr. Stewart Doyle, chairman of directors of the Australian Broadcasting Co., and Mr. H. P. Brown, director of postal services, spoke and officially opened, the station, after which the musical programme, which included numbers by Mr. W. T. Sanders, and Miss Lois Hingston, both of Albury, was proceeded with. Mr. J W. Kitto, Deputy Director of Postal Services for New South Wales, accompanied Mr. Brown.
The programme of musical items ended at 10 o'clock, after which a 20 minutes session of recorded music was broadcast from the Albury studio at the post office.
Mr. Frank Hatherly, the well-known. Melbourne announcer, and conductor of community singing, was in charge at Corowa, and Mr. Arthur J. Newnham at Albury.